Innovative Birmingham Floor Screeding

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.

Back Office System

Point of Sale software is increasingly being implemented in the day-to-day running of business. POS tasks take time and use up work space that is highly necessary for an efficient POS aspect of a business. Your current POS system is probably very functional, but a dedicated back office system would enhance efficiency further. The following article highlights the benefits of having software entirely dedicated to the back office system.

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Privacy when looking at reports and confidential data

Confidential data such as credit card details, employee records and client records are vital to the running of businesses. However, without a back office system in place, these reports will be on paper or pulled up in front of customers risking the privacy of the company and those connected. By installing a back office system, a business can guarantee privacy for themselves and their clients through keeping all records online and in the back office.

Keep large amounts of data on file

With a digital copy of all files, your previous data is not only secure but easily accessible. Employees will no longer have to sift through hundreds of folders to find one invoice. Additionally, integrated in to any back office system software, are programs that can analyse historical data. These programs will establish trends and help you form your future for your business based on these trends. Keeping large amounts of data can only have a positive effect on business.

Real time data available

As a back office system collects real time, or at least close to real time, data, customer, employee and sale information is collected instantly. This means that the software can keep up to date with any change in trends and help you to predict a new business model.

This is just one of the benefits of having real time data. Your system can become even more efficient by giving employees limited access to the software from their phones. This further integrates the system and allows you to become more efficient through:

  • Viewing payroll and making any changes
  • Creating schedules that suit each worker
  • Adjusting schedules when necessary

As you can see, implementing a back office system will not only help to improve your office organization but will have a positive impact on the POS aspect of your business. Look into downloading a back office system today.

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.


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.