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Screed contractors installing liquid screed poured directly from a large cement mixer truck for new warehouse flooring

Liquid screed contractors

Liquid screed, also known as flowing screed, is a type of floor screed that is becoming increasingly popular in construction projects. Here are some of the benefits of using liquid screed:

  1. Speed and efficiency: Liquid screed can be quickly and easily poured onto the floor surface, which makes it a faster and more efficient option than traditional sand and cement screed. It can also be installed in larger areas without the need for expansion joints.
  2. Smooth and level surface: Liquid screed is self-levelling, which means that it can create a smooth and level surface without the need for extensive manual labour. This makes it a good option for floors with complex shapes or uneven subfloors.
  3. Thermal conductivity: Liquid screed has good thermal conductivity, which means that it can help to improve the energy efficiency of a building by providing effective insulation and reducing heating costs.
  4. Drying time: Liquid screed has a faster drying time than traditional screed, which means that the floor can be ready for the final flooring installation sooner. Depending on the type of liquid screed used, it can dry in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
  5. Reduced thickness: Liquid screed can be applied in thinner layers than traditional screed, which can help to reduce the overall weight of the floor and make it easier to handle. This can be particularly beneficial in buildings with limited load-bearing capacity.

Overall, liquid screed is a versatile and efficient option for creating level and smooth floor surfaces with good thermal conductivity. It is particularly well-suited to large and complex flooring projects and can help to reduce installation time and costs.

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Speak to Tristan or Liam about your screed requirements on 01933 716018 or fill out the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you.

Screed contractors installing liquid screed poured directly from a large cement mixer truck for new warehouse flooring
Ideal for underfloor heating
Delivered to site pre-mixed
No reinforcement required
Rapid installation

 

Liquid Screeds (aka flowing screeds ) fall into two main categories.

  1. Anhydrite  ( Gypsum / Calcium Sulphate, rather than cement )
  2. Cementitous ( A mix of sand, cement, screed binder & water )

Liquid Screed is ideal for Underfloor heating ( UFH )encasing underfloor heating pipes, creating a fantastic void free medium for absorbing and then radiating heat.
They can be laid a lot thinner than traditional screed with no need for reinforcement and over 5 times the volume can be installed in a single day. Other benefits are shown in the table below.

  • Rapid installation
  • Delivered to site pre mixed and pumped in directly
  • Can be laid a lot thinner than traditional screed
  • Increased thermal conductivity
Professional floor screed services in Northamptonshire

Our floor screed services. Click images for more information

Screed contractors installing liquid screed poured directly from a large cement mixer truck for new warehouse flooring

Liquid Screed

Floor screed contractor working with traditional screed on a house extension project

Traditional screed

Interior fast drying screed used at a new build in northamptonshire

Fast drying screed

Floor screeding in progress, showing piles of traditional screed and semi exposed underfloor heating pipes

Underfloor heating screed

Floor screed contractor, installing fibre reinforced screed at a warehouse – bedford

Fibre reinforced screed

Self-levelling screed delivered through a pipe on an underfloor heating installation

Self-Levelling screed

Advantages of liquid screed

Anhydrite screed

Gypsum (calcium sulphate) rather than cement

  • Fast installation : Over 5 times the volume ( Compared to Traditional Screed ) can be installed in a single day
  • High strength : Stronger than sand cement screed. No additional reinforcement required
  • Thermal Conductivity : Increase underfloor heating efficiency. No voids in the finished screed
  • Low shrinkage : As liquid screed requires fewer construction joints, there is less shrinkage
  • More sustainable : High percentage of recycled material. Does not contain cement
  • Hygienic : Unlike sand cement screeds flowing screed is 100% protein free, making it ideal for application in medical or other areas of hygienic importance as it cannot harbour bacteria

Cementitious

A mix of sand, cement, screed binder and water

  • Fast & easy installation : Much faster than traditional screed
  • Reduced drying times : Can take foot traffic after just 24-48 hours
  • High strength : Stronger than sand cement screed. no reinforcement required
  • Thinner : Can be laid at much thinner than traditional screed
  • Thermal Conductivity : Increases the efficiency of Underfloor Heating and there is less chance of damage to pipes
  • Low shrinkage : As liquid screed requires fewer construction joints, there is less shrinkage
  • Smoother surface : No Surface Laitance formed after curing
Floor screeding case studies
Professional floor screed services in Northamptonshire

Our floor screed services. Click images for more information

Screed contractors installing liquid screed poured directly from a large cement mixer truck for new warehouse flooring

Liquid Screed

Floor screed contractor working with traditional screed on a house extension project

Traditional screed

Interior fast drying screed used at a new build in Northamptonshire

Fast drying screed

Floor screeding in progress, showing piles of traditional screed and semi exposed underfloor heating pipes

Underfloor heating screed

Floor screed contractor, installing fibre reinforced screed at a warehouse – Bedford

Fibre reinforced screed

Self-levelling screed delivered through a pipe on an underfloor heating installation

Self-Levelling screed

Areas we cover

Based in the Midlands, our floor screeding team covers Northampton, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Leicester. In addition, we will travel to most areas in the South of England, including London.
We cover all areas of Northamptonshire.

Midlands floor screeding

Areas we cover

Based in the Midlands, our floor screeding team covers Northampton, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Leicester. In addition, we will travel to most areas in the South of England, including London.
We cover all areas of Northamptonshire.

Rapidly becoming the screed of choice across the European continent, the liquid screen has so many great properties and features.  The standout feature is the sheer speed at which it can be laid.  Over 5 times the volume can be installed in a single day.  The finishers also Extra Smooth has excellent thermal properties making it perfect for underfloor heating.  The ability of liquid screening to be laid thinly is top drawer,  and as it comes in liquid form you can be certain that it meets the manufacturers standard for use.  Ideally, a liquid screed surface should be left for 24-hours before any foot traffic,  thus ensuring that the longevity of the floor.