Floor Screeding Whickham Tyne and Wear (NE16): A floor screeding professional can level a damaged or uneven floor, assist with renovations or help to install underfloor heating on your Whickham home, when needed. Floor screeding gives a smooth finish to a basic sub-base floor, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (boards, carpets, tiles etc) on top of it. The screed is an important process to guarantee a durable and quality finish to the whole floor surface.
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It doesn't matter how small or large the area is that you need levelling, an established screeding contractor in Whickham will have the necessary know-how, skills and equipment to offer you an excellent level of service. After analyzing your project they'll advise you on the optimal choice of screed and which strategy for applying it is most suited to your situation.
The screeding company will also tell you if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to check on flex strength, load requirements and point loadings that your screed floor may need to conform with British Standards and building regulations.
Bringing in a highly trained and skilled contractor will guarantee that you use the correct form of screed for the room's intended usage to extend the life of your floor. Choosing the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want a durable and quality finish for your floor.
Make sure you get at least 2 or 3 estimates for your Whickham based floor screeding project and also ask what standard of finish each estimate is for. The estimate might be based on what's called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the 3 SR levels offer different standards of finish, with SR1 being the highest quality, with the least amount of deviation over the area. This means that you might have to correct any patches that could cause issues when putting down your finished flooring solution.
All Whickham screeding installers must follow British Standards (BS8204) and should have some kind of accreditation from the manufacturers of screeding equipment and materials, for instance Gypsol, Cemfloor, Flowcrete. This accreditation scheme demonstrates a firm's training and performance in the application of a manufacturer's screeding merchandise.
For larger floor screeding projects in hospitals, warehouses, factories, shopping centres, hotels and schools, specialist Whickham commercial screeders will be required.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - A blend of cement and sand which is ideal for everyday domestic use. Five parts sand to one part cement is the typical mix for standard screeds. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm each day.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - Where traffic levels are high or heavy loading of the floor is required, heavy duty screeds provide maximum strength and durability.
Polymer Screeds - When a decreased thickness of floor is necessary due to construction requirements, a polymer screed offers an extremely high strength resolution to the problem. Polymer screeds are made by many manufacturers and on account of their diverse chemical compositions have distinct curing times for each product.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - As the name suggest, this screed dries quickly and allows you to use the floor area much faster. These are typically a fibre reinforced screed that dries out at a rate of between 3-7mm/day per day and are employed in time dependent projects.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The expert's choice for residential use on top of under floor heating. The fibres in this screed mix enhance it's strength and durability whilst also protecting against thermal shrinkage and cracking. It sets at the same rate as a standard screed of 1mm per day.
Liquid or Self-Levelling Screeds - When the highest possible standard of finish is required this blend of latex and cement is used to produce SR1 level screeding. This self-levelling compound provides a clean and level surface over a rough substrate or damaged floor to enable all flooring materials to be laid. Even with a depth of one millimetre, the latex polymers within the screed provide a high strength surface for a wide range of uses.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
Good preparation is essential for a quality finished screed surface that will be durable and hard wearing. It is important that any contaminants such as paint, oil, loose debris or grease is removed from the floor surface before pouring any screed, since these can affect the bonding process that a good quality floor screed needs.
Any cleaning products that are used in this phase should leave no residues, and the floor base must be allowed to dry by itself naturally. If screeding over a cement or stone floor then all cracks should be mended to stop them from "travelling" up through the screed layer and causing imperfections on the final floor surface. During an on-site survey your Whickham screeding contractor will establish what preparations are necessary before starting to work on the screeding.
Before any screeding can be poured a DPM (damp proof membrane) must be installed to shield the screed and final flooring from moisture damage. There might be two or three layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as barriers between the insulation layer and screed.
If your property is situated in a place where radon gas is present a supplementary barrier layer is essential to stop radon gas from entering. This could be just a simple air-tight membrane, or in severe cases an extraction and ventilation system will need to be installed under the screeding to take away any inflow of radon gas from ground level.
Once the floor base has been prepared and any DPMs installed, a sealer or primer is then put on. Sealers and primers help with the bonding process and are special applications specifically designed for the sort of screed being applied. On account of their special nature, only qualified screeding specialists in Whickham are capable of using them safely and correctly and using bespoke equipment for this task.
If you're installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be laid out and installed. The under floor heating system is laid out in the correct pattern and secured firmly to insulation panels to prevent any movement during screed pouring. Warmth is spread evenly across a floor area in a professionally installed underfloor heating system, and in conjunction with it being an effective choice of heating, it is a great choice for most Whickham renovation projects.
If you're not fitting under floor heating the screed can now be mixed and prepared on site and poured. The specific requirements of the room will dictate the kind of screeding used. Remember that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk over any screeded surface and a minimum 3 days before any flooring can be laid. If you're laying standard or heavy duty screeds the setting time is increased and the manufacturer's guidelines must be followed so as to get the best possible finish for your floor.
Once the screed has hardened it can be quality checked to verify the SR level. Using a 2 metre straight-edge the floor surface is checked for any deviations, ridges and dips in the screed surface.
- SR1 - Disparities of 3mm or less being measured over the whole floor area shows your screed to be of the best quality and is classed as SR1.
- SR2 - If the screeded floor deviates from the straight edge by 5 millimetres or less it is considered SR2 level and is the standard for industrial and commercial projects.
- SR3 - If the deviation is 10mm or less the quality of the screeding is classed as SR3 and is highly suitable for garage and utility areas.
There might also be a requirement for a structural engineer to conduct a soundness test. This assessment will ascertain the strength of the screed and its suitability for the proposed use. The screed should be given a drop hammer test to assess flexibility and strength at different points. The precise testing and measurement tools required mean this can only be carried out by a fully qualified structural engineer observing the BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Screeding Whickham, Floor Screeding Services Whickham, Floor Screeding Whickham, Floor Screed Whickham).
Floor screeding services are available in Whickham and also in nearby places like: Street Gate, Fenham, Team Valley, Greenside, Shalwell, Axwell Park, Sunniside, Lemington, Dunston Hill, Swalwell, Newcastle, Elswick, Throckley, Gateshead, Bladen, Winlayton, and in these postcodes NE16 4PD, NE16 4JB, NE16 4EG, NE16 4DZ, NE16 4NF, NE16 4PR, NE16 4RN, NE16 4EN, NE16 4SU, NE16 4BJ. Local Whickham floor screeders will most likely have the phone code 0191 and the postcode NE16.
Screeding Enquiries Tyne and Wear
The latest Tyne and Wear floor screeding job requests: Mathew Court recently enquired about screeding the floor of a garage in Greenside. Mr and Mrs Emmerson recently enquired about screeding a kitchen floor in a bungalow in Boldon. Alex and Tillie Robb recently asked for a quotation for screeding over an old concrete floor in Ryton. Tabitha Lennon recently enquired about the possibility of screeding a living room floor in Newburn, Tyne and Wear. Indi Butler and Zaki Butler recently enquired about the possibility of screeding the floor of a basement in Newburn. Alia and Che Shannon recently enquired about getting a price for screeding an extension floor in Preston, Tyne and Wear. Serenity and Peter Readman recently requested a price quote for screeding the floor of a lounge and kitchen in a terraced house in Chopwell. Rebeca and Anton Franklin recently enquired about getting a price for screeding a workshop floor in Houghton le Spring, Tyne and Wear.
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Households in Woodpack Avenue, Fellside Road, Burdon Plain, Rookery Lane, Farm Close, Warwick Avenue, Regent Drive, Windsor Close, Clockburnsyde Close, Bowes Close, Rushsyde Close, Glenhurst Drive, Harewood Close, Redhill Drive, Queens Drive, Linley Hill, West Lane, Allerton Place, Birchfield, Greystoke Avenue, Neill Drive, St Cuthbert's Road, Laburnum Grove, Calder Walk, Elm Court, Fernville Avenue, Highfield, Rosewell Place, Fell Close, have needed floor screeding recently. Screeding work was also done in the following Whickham area postcodes: NE16 4PD, NE16 4JB, NE16 4EG, NE16 4DZ, NE16 4NF, NE16 4PR, NE16 4RN, NE16 4EN, NE16 4SU, NE16 4BJ.
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