Preparation & FAQ’s

Floor Preparation

1. Thermal insulation laid flat, tight with minimal rocking and in a staggered pattern.

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2. Expansion strip installed tight to the wall.

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3. Expansion strip installed to all upstands.

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4. Overlay insulation with membrane.

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5. Overlap joints by approx 150mm and tape.

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6. Pull out plastic skirt on edging strip and tape to membrane.

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Pointers

Preparing a floor for flowing screed is simple. Just remember to be neat. This will pay dividends in the long run and will mean no making good will be required.

Dos and Don'ts for flowing screed.

  • Always install a membrane on top of insulation. Foil insulation are degraded by all screeds if they come into direct contact.
  • Always use an expansion strip to allow the screed to expand and contract.
  • Always ensure that the joints in the membrane and where the expansion strip meets the membrane are taped. Do not use foil tape.
  • Ensure the room to be screeded is free from contamination as any bits of insulation, mud general detritus may float to the surface.
  • Ensure the area to be screeded is protect from frost, direct sunlight and Strong drafts.

 

For more information about our floor preparation services, please contact Selfbuild & Contract Floors today.

 

Latest News

2017 Homebuilding and Renovating Show

The team at SelfBuild & Contract Floors are thrilled to be exhibiting at the 2017 Homebuilding and Renovating Show.

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 November 2017

Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate

As always we will be delighted to talk to you regarding your underfloor heating and flowing screed requirements for your project.

 

Just bring your idea and plans and we will be able to give you with a free no obligation quotation.

 

Want to attend the show for free? We have a number of complimentary tickets to give away. 



For more details, please contact Claire Wilson at SelfBuild & Contract Floors today.

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Stannington
Sheffield

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0114 231 5937

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Simon Wilson 07967 033375

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Bevin Pilling 07896 598076