The main objective of screeding is to give a smooth and level floor on which to lay your chosen floor finish using a combination of cement and sharp sand. The screed is the top thin layer of mix – sand, cement and calcium sulphate which is laid onto the concrete floor to leave it smooth, level and get it to the same level as the guides that surround the new surface. When screeding is done the right way, it results in a perfectly smooth level floor but it is always a delicate process to get it right. There are variations of accepted screeding standards in the construction industry.
We treat every property or project in its own right. One size fits all does not apply to screeding tasks. With our screeding tasks we make sure we follow the proper standards and protocols as recommended by the building standards in Britain. This means that we take all of the necessary steps to ensure that the work is done right. We incorporate a high level of expertise to our work to deliver the outstanding solutions. Our team of professionals work to timelines and this results from having a good plan from the consultation exercise.
We are always very careful with the way we mix the screed as an incorrect mix will fail and we ensure that with professional screed pumps, we force the mix action to ensure the right batch and deliver the screed to the working area via screed hoses. As a safety measure, we use screed hoses as an option to avoid damaging other floor areas, especially delicate ones with underfloor heating, when accessing the area being worked on. That’s why it is important to only work with experienced experts so that you get it right from the get go and save yourself from having to repeat the process which will cost money and time.
For our screed to have the perfectly level in line with the required SR standard, the first step is to use a laser level to fix our parameters. Then we manually compress the screed as it is laid to ensure there are no hollows or air pockets in the final mix. This ensures that it is level and that there are no hidden weak spots which could be crucial if the floor is likely to take very heavy workloads.
With different screed levels and while you may only need SR3 in some utility areas, we find that most customers really want the perfect flatness of SR1 – that's why they are looking to screed in the first place. This is understandable. If you've got a screeded floor at a lower SR level and want to upgrade by adding more levels then talk to our team. Our experts can give you the various options available so that you can make an informed decision. As experts with traditional screed we also offer a variety of specialist screeds in addition like latex screed, fast drying screed, and fibre screed to ensure that we can guarantee perfectly flat screed in any situation.