Floor Screeding Windlesham Surrey (GU20): If you have an uneven or damaged floor, are restoring a property or cellar or are planning to install underfloor heating in your Windlesham property, then it's time to think about hiring a floor screeding professional. Floor screeding delivers a smooth finish to a rough sub-base floor, and allows you to lay a suitable flooring material, (carpets, tiles, boards etc) over it. If you would like your floors to last then floor screeding is one of the most important factors in any renovation or building task.
FLOOR SCREEDING CONTRACTORS WINDLESHAM
A reliable screeding contractor in Windlesham will have all the experience and know-how to help you achieve a perfect floor in whatever size room you are renovating. They will assess the project and determine the correct kind of screed you require and the best strategy for applying it.
A professional screeding company will also let you know if a structural engineer is needed for your project, to evaluate load bearing, point loadings and flex strength that your screed floor might need to conform with current building regulations and British Standards.
A qualified and skilled work force is essential to a successful outcome and will extend the lifespan of your floor through the use of the correct kind of screed for your room's allocated purpose. Picking the correct screeding materials and the method of installation is crucial if you want a quality and durable finish for your floor surface.
There are numerous screeding companies in and around Windlesham so make sure you get multiple price quotes for your project before choosing a company and know to what standard of finish it's for. The quotation might be based on what is called the Surface Regularity, or SR figure. Each of the 3 SR levels deliver different qualities of finish, with SR1 being the highest, with the lowest amount of deviation over the area of the floor. This could mean that you may have to fix any patches that could cause issues when laying your finished flooring material.
The guidelines and regulations specified in the British Standards BS8204 have to be followed by any Windlesham floor screeding contractor and they must also be certified by the manufacturers of specialist screeding materials (Flowcrete, Cemfloor, Gypsol etc.) to demonstrate their competence and safe working practices. The assessment and training of a floor screeding company by such manufacturers is emphasised by the use of this accreditation scheme, and gives assurances of safe working practices and reliability on any screeding project involving their materials.
Commercial screeders in Windlesham will usually undertake floor screeding projects in schools, shops, factories, salons, hospitals and warehouses.
TYPES OF SCREED
Standard Screeds - Frequently used in domestic flooring projects where the blend of cement and sand is okay for normal floor traffic use. The standard screed is a mixture of 5 parts sand to one cement. Once it has been laid this 5:1 ratio will dry at a rate of 1mm per day.
Advanced Drying and Fast Drying Screeds - If you have to use the area at the earliest opportunity a fast drying screed can be used. The majority of the fast or advanced drying screeds are fibre reinforced and are ideal for a wide variety of projects where the speedier curing rate of 3-7mm/day is an advantage.
Fibre Reinforced Screed - The preferred choice by professional installers for use with underfloor heating systems. This is due to the improved strength and protection against thermal shrinkage and cracking offered by the fibres within the screed. It dries at the same rate as a standard screed, at about 1mm per day.
Self-Levelling or Liquid Screeds - Used to produce a high quality finish, especially where SR1 levels are required, by a latex and cement solution. Mostly used to finish off a damaged floor or poor substrate level so as to lay a new flooring surface, like tiles on the top of it. The liquid screed can be laid to a depth of only 1mm, but will still provide a strong surface for a wide range of flooring finishes.
Industrial and Heavy Duty Screed - A screed that's designed for heavy traffic and high load areas where the maximum possible durability and strength is very important.
Polymer Screeds - These provide an extremely high level of strength with a minimal thickness. Manufacturer's guidelines for curing times differ across the various product ranges.
SCREEDING PREPARATION AND INSTALLATION
To enable the screeding to be of a high quality finish which is durable and hard wearing, time should be devoted to preparing the area before any screeding material is poured. Any debris, grease, paint and oil on the original floor surface can adversely affect the adhesion of the screed, and must be removed.
If any cleaning products are used in this process it's crucial to ensure that no residues of soaps or detergents are left on the floor surface and it's permitted to dry out naturally. At this stage any cracks should be repaired because these can easily travel up through a laid screed and be visible in the finished floor surface. A site survey will enable your Windlesham screeding contractor to identify these preparation areas and complete them before starting to pour the screeding.
Before the 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 2 or 3 layers of varying thicknesses of polythene to act as a barrier between the screed and the insulation layer.
Another air-tight barrier might be required if your home is in a location which is known to be prone to radon gas emissions. If radon gas is present in severe doses then a full ventilation and extraction system may be installed under the screed which will remove any gases that might seep in from ground level.
The final phase of surface preparation is the painting or spraying of a sealer or primer. A primer assists in the screed to bond to the base surface and different varieties exist based upon which type of screed is being used. Custom-made equipment such as airless sprays can be used to apply a sealant or primer, which should be done by certified screeding companies in Windlesham following the manufacturer's guidelines and safety advice.
If you are going to be installing underfloor heating, now is the time that it will need to be set out and installed. The under floor heating system will be carefully positioned and secured firmly to insulation panels to stop any movement in the course of the screed pouring process. Under floor heating is one of the most efficient ways to heat a room and a properly installed system will provide even level of warmth in all areas of the floor.
If you are not installing under floor heating the screed can now be prepared on site and laid. The requirements of the room will determine the form of screeding that is used. Be aware that even quick drying screeds have a minimum of 24 hours before you can walk over any laid surfaces and at least three days before any flooring materials can be laid. Manufacturer's drying guidelines for heavy duty and standard screeds must be observed in order to achieve a quality finish and provide an even and stable floor surface.
Once the screed has hardened it can be checked for quality to confirm the SR standard. The test involves using a 2m straight edge laid on the floor surface and any fluctuations from true are measured.
- SR1 - SR1 is the highest quality and allows only 3 millimetres of disparity from the straight-edge.
- SR2 - SR2 is the classification for normal standard floors in commercial and industrial projects and can deviate from the straight-edge by as much as five millimetres.
- SR3 - SR3 is utility standard where a quality finish is not needed. This level allows for a maximium deviation depth of 10 millimetres.
If you need load bearing checks, a structural engineer is needed to perform the testing. The testing will make sure that your newly laid screed is suitable for the load bearing requirements set down in the site survey. This should include what's known as a "drop hammer test" which assesses various aspects of the flexibility and strength of the screed. The precise testing and measurement tools involved mean that this can only be undertaken by a trained structural engineer following the British Standards BS8204 guidelines. (Tags: Floor Screed Windlesham, Floor Screeding Services Windlesham, Floor Screeding Windlesham, Screeding Windlesham).
Floor screeding services are available in Windlesham and also nearby in: Lyne, Cheapside, West End, Longcross, Sunningdale, Burrowhill, Lightwater, Donkey Town, Bisley, Castle Green, Ascot, Chobham, Owlsmoor, Virginia Water, Bagshot, and in these postcodes SL5 9QN, GU20 6XR, GU20 6JN, GU20 6DX, GU20 6QB, GU20 6JF, SL5 9QR, GU20 6EA, GU20 6LX, GU20 6JY. Local Windlesham floor screeders will most likely have the postcode GU20 and the telephone code 01276.
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Tools Needed by a Floor Screeding Specialist
- Spiked Roller
- Knee Protectors
- Spirit Level
- Tape Measure
- Straight Edge
- Floor Profiler
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Over the last 12 months screeded floors were professionally installed in these Windlesham streets: Bagshot Road, Grasmere Road, White Hill, Chewter Close, Mill Close, Wynsham Way, Owen Road, Regent Court, Maple Drive, Victoria Court, Yaverland Drive, Leycester Close, Briar Avenue, Windlesham Road, Weston Grove, Wellesley Close, Higgs Lane, Cranwell Grove, Red Road, Montague Close, Kings Lane, Govett Grove, Swift Lane, Princes Close, Hewlett Place, Birch Tree View, Perry Way, and in these Surrey postcodes: SL5 9QN, GU20 6XR, GU20 6JN, GU20 6DX, GU20 6QB, GU20 6JF, SL5 9QR, GU20 6EA, GU20 6LX, GU20 6JY.
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