The Process of Screeding a Floor
Whether you are laying a pre-cast concrete plank, a block and beam floor, or installing an underfloor heating system, screed is the perfect solution. It’s a solution that takes out inconsistencies and irregularities in the level of the concrete, so that floor covering can be laid to a viable tolerance.
However, ready-mixed screeds – such as those provided by JCW Floor Screeding – have a working time of 12 hours and, on that basis, organisation, efficiency and punctuality are key.
A high proportion of floor screeds that fail are due to a lack of cement, inconsistently mixed materials or a lack of compaction when laying. The experts at JCW combat this via the sole use of proprietary ready-mixed products from top manufacturers – most of whom have provided a sub-contract service to JCW for over a decade – coupled with top quality labour.
Here’s how our process works.
With any perishable material, preparation is key. Once materials arrive on site, the screeding team are against the clock to get the material laid.
On this basis, JCW employs two dedicated contracts managers to survey every job. During this survey, they confirm access and egress of the site, M2 area, depth and the suitability of the base we are laying to. This approach, coupled with a site-specific ‘risk and method statement’, minimises site issues and ensures a smooth commencement of works.
Our men and delivery vehicles always endeavour to be punctual. We ensure surfaces are protected to lay down materials and employ either a wheelbarrow or pump to transport materials into the area of work. Lasers are then used to achieve a high tolerance for floor finishes to be applied.
It is our mission at JCW to provide a complete service for the customer. On that basis, we have a technical team who can help with information on the aftercare of the screed, commissioning of your UFH system and prompt returns to your site, should you have any issues.
We are also regularly contacted by the floor finishers, such as tilers or vinyl layers, for advice and guidance – which we are very happy to provide.
The JCW Guarantee
Choosing to work with JCW Floor Screeding, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. We successfully lay between 30 and 40k tonnes of ready-mixed materials per year.
We offer quick quote turnarounds, providing you with a transparent quote within 24 hours. Our team of over 50 screeders have the expertise to lay your floor screed efficiently, always ensuring project deadlines are met. We pride ourselves on being extremely flexible – if deadlines are tight, we can work weekends or in the evening to ensure projects are completed.
We have worked on various large scale projects in the UK, including Canary Wharf, White City Shopping Centre, Trafford Centre and Birmingham New Street Station, installing floor screed to great effect. Why not let us help you? If you need to know more about screeding a floor, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 01204 387 029 or email us at email@example.com.