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Finding the Perfect Birmingham Floor Screeding Mix

The task of screeding a given floor often requires the involvement of highly skilled workers. Birmingham Floor Screeding is thus considered a specialized job that not all workers can easily and quickly master. For one, the typical screed mix is known to be quite strong, but when prepared by a generally inexperienced screed worker, can prove to be ineffective and may even damage the flooring consequently.

 

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Birmingham Floor Screeding experts are aware that many floors onto which a prepared screed mix will be poured are seldom laid out perfectly. For this reason, a screed needs to be mixed well to help produce level flooring. This can be a problem at times for many Birmingham floor screeding companies, especially these days when concrete slabs are being eased out in favour of precast concrete models.

Indeed, precast concrete flooring has become a preferred choice among a growing number of housebuilders. But unfortunately, these flooring systems have been found to contain cambers which often prove to be problematic especially when floor finishes have to be made. As a result, builders have to resort to the use of floor screeds even as this can be quite expensive.

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In this regard, it is interesting to note that despite the costs, coming up with the perfect screed mix is seldom achieved. The traditional way of producing screed is by mixing cement with sand through a designated machine. This process has gone through several changes with the latest trend geared towards screed production delivered by pumping. If you are unsure of the correct preparation and protocol of screeding a floor contact an expert Birmingham floor screeding company.

A screed mix produced by pumping commonly relies on gypsum as its binding component. Birmingham Floor Screeding experts refer to this type of mixture as anhydrite screeds. Compared to the standard cement mix, pumped screeds cost two times higher. However, they can be laid out successfully as a flooring finisher at a much faster rate even if the depth is a mere 50 millimetres. For more information about floor screeding and the companies that offer this service view our blogs.

Mezzanine Flooring

If you need more space, then a mezzanine floor is the perfect solution. A mezzanine floor is also known as a ‘second floor’ which is partly open to the double-height ceilinged floor below or which does not extend over the whole floor space of the building. Installing mezzanine flooring will not only help you get the extra space you need with minimum disruption to your business  but you will not need to move premises to expand your stock or business area.

However before installing a mezzanine floor, you should do your research and find the answers to any questions you may have. Below we have the answers to the frequently asked questions we receive on mezzanine flooring.

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How much does a mezzanine floor cost?

The pricing of a mezzanine floor depends solely on how big you need and installers will usually charge you per square metre. However, if you compare the overall cost of a mezzanine floor to the cost of moving premises you will find a huge comparison and should save yourself and your business around 80%.

Do I need planning permission to install a mezzanine floor?

In most cases, thankfully you will not need planning permission. This is if it is fully demountable and the changes are made internally but you will need to have buildings regulations approval.

How high does a ceiling need to be for a mezzanine floor?

To install a mezzanine floor into a building there must be a ceiling height of 14 feet which is the equivalent of 4.2 metres. This will then allow you to have space to work and underneath the mezzanine flooring. However if the space below the mezzanine floor is lower than 12 feet (3.6 metres) the space underneath can only be used for storage. This is due to health and safety.

Mezzanine flooring as a storage solution

There are many companies who install mezzanine flooring to help improve the storage within your warehouse or building. So whether you require additional office storage or production space, follow these steps and afterwards contact your local storage solution specialists to install your mezzanine floor.