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Screed Flooring

 

For reliable screed flooring, look no further than Wright Minimix. Our screed floors provide a smooth surface finish and will help you get the most from your underfloor heating. We are the best in the business when it comes to sourcing and delivering the perfect bespoke concrete mix for your screed flooring project. Contact our team today to discuss your requirements on 0117 958 2090.

What is screed flooring?

 

Screed flooring consists of a thin layer of cementitious material applied to a solid concrete subfloor, frequently over underfloor heating. The screed flooring mixture traditionally consists of sharp sand and cement, similar to regular concrete, however, its consistency is less course and more liquid in nature to ensure a smooth surface finish and better thermal benefits.


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What are the benefits of screed flooring?

 

There are many benefits to choosing screed flooring, one of which is its smooth, level surface finish. A screed floor provides a suitable flat surface for laying tiles, carpets or floorboards should you choose to, eliminating any unevenness and improving health and safety by reducing potential trip hazards.

The second excellent benefit of screed flooring is its increased thermal conductivity when paired with underfloor heating. The initial fluidity of liquid screed when it's poured means that it wraps around your underfloor heating pipes entirely, making it more efficient at transferring heat throughout your floor compared with regular concrete mixes.

What type of screed flooring do I need?

 

There are three main types of screed flooring - unbonded, bonded and floating:

Unbonded screed flooring – is applied on top of a damp proof membrane which is laid on the concrete subfloor.
Bonded screed flooring – is applied directly to the concrete subfloor.
Floating screed flooring – is applied over a layer of insulation or an underfloor heating system.

If you are unsure which screed flooring option is right for you, our team of concreting experts are more than happy to discuss your requirements and give you their professional opinion, based on years of experience in the screed flooring industry. Get in touch today on 0117 958 2090.

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Screed Flooring FAQ's

 

We want our screed flooring service to be as transparent as possible. Here are the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions we receive. If you cannot find the answer you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us on 0117 958 2090 and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

The depth of your screed flooring will depend on whether or not it is unbonded, bonded or floating, and located in a domestic or industrial setting. Our team are happy to advise further when they learn further details of your project.

We have a large fleet of vehicles at our disposal to ensure that you receive your concrete screed on time and to your specifications. We can either tip your screed directly into a wheelbarrow for you to apply yourself or provide a concrete pump to apply the screed directly where you need it.

You will need to carry out a certain level of preparation before we can pour your screed flooring. Check out our screeding preparation guide for further guidance, or contact our team. 

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Contact us on 0117 958 2090 today to get a quote or to find out more.

 

News
Is ready mix cement the same as ready mix concrete?
04th February 2019

Although both terms are often used interchangeably, ready mix cement and ready mix concrete are not technically the same thing - cement being an ingredient in concrete.

We frequently find ourselves asked by clients for a batch of ‘ready mix cement’, when in fact they intended to request a batch of ready mix concrete instead. We are used to both terms being used and are unlikely to be confused by such a request, however, we are more than happy to clear up the confusion whenever it may occur.

How are cement and concrete different?

Simply put, cement is a basic ingredient in the finished product that is ready mix concrete and acts as a binding agent. In order to turn cement into a binding agent, you mix it with water to form a paste, which then acts to hold the aggregates together as the concrete sets.

Working out the correct water-cement ratio of a concrete mix is one of the most important steps in creating ready mix concrete, as this will determine the overall workability and strength of the finished concrete. Adding more water means that the concrete mix becomes easier to work but weaker overall, whilst adding too little water makes the concrete more difficult to work with.

Can I mix ready mix concrete myself?

Whilst hand mixing is possible, achieving the correct water-cement equilibrium can be a big challenge when mixing concrete, which is why so many people choose to employ experienced concrete contractors such as ourselves to do the hard work for them; it’s usually not worth risking a less effective concrete slab by attempting the complex task of mixing concrete yourself.

Working alongside a professional ready mix concrete supplier means that you are guaranteed to receive a batch of concrete that is tailor made to suit your specific requirements, with the correct water-cement ratio and any required additives.


To discuss our ready mix concrete prices in length, or to arrange quote, don’t hesitate to call us today on 0117 958 2090

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4 Questions you may have about liquid screed
14th January 2019

Liquid screed is quickly becoming the screed of choice for internal flooring, thanks to its simple installation and durability: we asked our flooring experts for its benefits.

Liquid screed can get the best out of your underfloor heating, save energy and is easy to install. Even if you don’t have underfloor heating, liquid screed is a fine choice for any kind of internal flooring, so read on for our breakdown of why.

When do I need liquid screed?

Part of the reason that liquid screed is becoming so popular is because of the possibility of using it with underfloor heating. Only liquid screed will ensure that heat isn’t trapped in concrete air pockets, and combined with its self-levelling and completely smooth finish, its ease of installation is as much of a benefit as its ease of use.

What’s the difference between screed and concrete?

Screed is much smoother and more free-flowing than concrete. Both are made from cement, aggregate and water, but concrete is coarser, whilst screed is made of finer aggregates. 

Is liquid screed quick to install?

Liquid screed is fast to install. It dries very quickly and thanks to its composition, it self-levels for a smooth and even finish. Different screeds will take different lengths of time to dry but typically screed flooring should be left at least 24-48 hours before it is walked on.

What is liquid screed made of?

Liquid screed can be made from a range of admixtures, but our screed is made of blended cement, sand, limestone, dust and water. It contains anti-crack fibres and anti-shrink agent, meaning that it’s particularly strong and resistant to wear and tear.


For more information about our ready mix concrete, concrete pumping services and concrete mixes, contact our team today on 0117 958 2090.

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Ready Mix Concrete Prices Guide
10th January 2019

Our ready mix concrete prices are cost-effective, especially for large-scale projects. However, there are a few things you can do to avoid spending more than you need to.

Measure for ready mix concrete correctly

We supply the exact amount of concrete you specify, and our ready mix concrete prices work on a volume-based system. If you measure your site correctly, this ensures that you only ever pay for the amount you need and use, but if you under or overestimate the volume of concrete required for your project, this can prove costly.

If you end up ordering too much concrete and need to send some back, you will need to pay disposal costs unless the batch is fit to be remixed and resold in accordance with our returns policy. Alternatively, ordering too little concrete can prove equally costly in terms of potential delays to your project and can compromise its effectiveness.

You can use our online concrete volume calculator tool to work out how much ready mix concrete you will require for your project, to ensure you only pay the best price for your ready mix concrete. If you have any further enquiries about estimating the volume of concrete needed for your project, call our expert team today on 0117 958 2090.

Prepare for your concrete delivery in advance

Our concrete mixer trucks can deliver ready mixed concrete up to 2.4m from the rear of the vehicle and are allotted a delivery time of 30 minutes. If a delivery truck is required on your site for longer than this period, then this can affect your ready mix concrete price.

There is no point in our concrete delivery truck turning up with your batch if you haven’t thought of a way to get it to your site, as this will mean a lot of wasted time and potentially lead to additional costs for concrete disposal.

You should therefore consider if your site has any obstruction issues and are prepared to receive your concrete delivery. If your site is impossible to access for a mixer, then why not consider one of our concrete pumps for hire? We have a range of boomless and boom pumps available that make easy work of even the most difficult to access sites.


To discuss our ready mix concrete prices in length, or to arrange quote, don’t hesitate to call us today on 0117 958 2090.
 

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Wright Minimix produce first concrete blocks
18th December 2018

We have produced a first batch of concrete blocks at our newest concrete plant in Avonmouth! We expect them to become available for sale in late January 2019.

Concrete blocks are useful for a variety of reasons, most notably wall construction, and complement our existing ready mix concrete and liquid screed manufacturing services. We make it our aim to meet all the concreting requirements of our residential and commercial clients, and the addition of concrete blocks to our services will help us meet even more of your construction demands.


Do you have any questions regarding our new concrete blocks? Our team are happy to answer any of your enquiries - contact us on 0117 958 2090.

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