The purpose of a screed 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 correctly it results in a perfectly smooth level floor but it is a delicate process to get it right. There are variations of accepted screeding standards in the construction industry.
We treat every property or project differently. There is no one size fit all. With our screeding tasks we make sure we follow the proper standards and protocols as recommended by the Construction Industry. 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 services that we provide. Our team of professionals work to timelines and this results from having a good plan from inception.
We are 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. We use screed hoses as this is the best 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.
To ensure that our screed is perfectly level to 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 levels of screed 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 then talk to us about applying subsequent levels. Our team can give you the various options available so that you can make an informed decision. We are not only experts with traditional screed but also offer a variety of specialist screeds like latex screed, fast drying screed, and fibre screed to ensure that we can guarantee perfectly flat screed in any situation.