Lightweight Screeding

Lightweight Screeding Bristol

Limecrete Screeds are a specialist screeds used in heritage or listed buildings. The standard construction for the floor build up would be a Geotextile membrane, followed by a recycled foam glass insulation which has been well compacted. The end user would then have the option to have underfloor heating fitted followed by the Limecrete Screed.

This system is designed to allow the floor to breathe. Screed365’s lime based floor screeds provide major benefits to older, traditionally built buildings when used as an alternative to DPM, modern insulation and cement based screed or concrete floors. By using Lime as the binder in a floor slab and screed the floor is permeable allowing water vapour to pass which prevents the build-up of moisture and subsequent movement of salt laden water from travelling in to the lower parts of the adjacent walls.

Since the 1940’s many refurbishments within older properties up and down the country have had replacement cement floor slabs with DPMs installed, this has moved moisture to the lower parts of the walls creating problems with rising damp to the surface area of the wall plaster. Lightweight Screeds – Lytag® in screed systems reduces weight by around 50% compared to sand cement and anhydrite screeds (1060kg/m3).

Lightweight Screeding Bristol - Heritage Screed - Screed365
Lightweight Screeding Bristol - Heritage Screed - Screed365
Lightweight Screeding Bristol - Heritage Screed - Screed365

Lightweight Screeding Specialists - Bristol & Somerset

Lightweight screeds are perfect for older, traditionally built buildings; heritage buildings to listed buildings that require a little more tender loving care than newer builds. The key reason why lightweight screeding is the best option for these types of buildings is because it allows the floor to breathe as it always would, such as Limecrete Screeds. This occurs because when lime is used and the binder in the screed it helps create a permeable surface which allows water vapour to pass, preventing build ups of moisture and movements of water to lower parts of walls; helping to reduce risk of mould or damp.

It’s been a very popular choice and has been regularly used when undertaking refurbishment projects on older buildings. If you are living or own a heritage or listed building, then get in touch with Screed365 today and discuss your requirements. We can also provide a free quote and consultation to ensure the correct screed system is chosen.

Why Choose Lightweight Screed?

New Structures

Reduced dead loads means less supporting structure is needed.

New Refurbishments

Allows a robust screed solution where weight is a problem.

Flexible Design

Lighter screed weight allows for greater flexibility in design.

Lightweight Screeding Bristol

If you are looking for lightweight screeding in Bristol and throughout Somerset, then Screed365 are lightweight screed specialists who helped hundreds of heritage and listed buildings with new screed solutoons. Contact our qualified and fully trained screeders to request a free quote and consultation.

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