31 – Screeding – Oak Barn Conversion

| 24th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Screeding

Maddomswood Oak Barn Conversion – East Sussex

At 0730 on Friday the 22nd of January, Paul of MP Screeding and his team arrived to lay the screed throughout the Barn, Side Extension and Milking Parlour. It was Paul’s intention to lay the 180m2 in one day. The sand and cement had already been delivered the day before.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - Paul from MP Screeding with one of his workforce

Paul from MP Screeding with one of his workforce

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - MP Screeding are ready for action

MP Screeding are ready for action

 

We walked the areas and Paul used his lazer level to find the depth I would need of screed to reach the required level. In some areas the screed was going to need to be 100mm deep. In others it was 75mm which was the minimum requirement for Robbens underfloor heating system.

Due to the increase in depth we realised that more sand would be needed; I placed an order with Jewsons Builders Merchant  for a top up delivery to arrive about 1pm…excellent service from Jewsons.

MP Screeding use a special pump that mixes the sand, cement, reinforcing fibres and water together perfectly before delivering it under pressure to where it needs to be laid. No wheel barrows required.

Paul and his team started in Bedroom 4 behind the kitchen. The screed was pumped in and was laid against the vertical insulation which sat against the walls. This would prevent any cold bridge and also act as an expansion joint. the surplus would be cut off when the screed had dried. Grooves were made in the screed at every door opening to prevent cracking.

You can see in this picture the red lazer level line on the wall. Paul used this to check the levels as he worked his way through each room.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The screed being laid in Bedroom 4

The screed being laid in Bedroom 4

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The finished screed in bedroom 4

The finished screed in bedroom 4

 

Once Bedroom 4 and the en-suite had been completed they moved through into the Kitchen, Dining and Living area.

These videos show the process:

 

 

 

Paul and his team worked late into the evening to complete all the areas including the Milking Parlour.

Here is a picture of the completed Entrance hall and Milking Parlour and a video of the completed main barn area.

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The entrance hall and utility room before screeding

The entrance hall and utility room before Screeding

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The screed has been laid in the entrance hall and utility room

The screed has been laid in the entrance hall and utility room

 

Maddomswood Historic Oak Barn Conversion East Sussex - The completed screeding in the Milking Parlour

The completed screeding in the Milking Parlour

 

 

The screed will be OK to walk on when we arrive for work on Monday; having said that the top will be fragile for a few days more so it is important to protect the surface until fully cured. For this purpose I have purchased 20 corrugated 8×4 protective sheets which will be laid out before anybody starts work.

 

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