Greater Bristol Flooring
Dust Free Floor Sanding And Sealing
Correct timber subfloor structure with anti rot treatment applied.
I can offer suitable underfloor insulations for all suspended floors – floors fitted on joists. Flooring restoration work gives one in a lifetime opportunity to access space underneath floor structure and insulate.
Insulating wooden floors bring a number of benefits. First of all an insulated floor feels much warmer. Some people complain that wooden floors feel cold when you walk on it with no shoes on. That’s caused by cold air or concrete underneath. Properly insulated wooden floors feel much warmer and because they are not exposed to cold from underneath, they are less susceptible to shrinking or expending through seasons of the year.
By insulating your wooden floors you also limit your property’s carbon emissions. In current challenging times it is more important than ever to think our carbon footprint and how we contribute to worsening global warming. Heating your home is the most polluting activity related to your house. Insulating your floors reduces your home’s heating requirements significantly, saving you money and helping the climate.
COMMON SUBFLOOR PROBLEMS
Floor joist badly affected by woodworm. Requires complete and immediate replacement.
Failed repair. In the past somebody replaced a joist without replacing supporting battens, which have not been insulated and have completely rotten away since. This resulted in drop and movement in one corner of the flooring.
Failed repair. Somebody was trying to replace rotten end of a joist. Sadly, new timber was not fixed properly. It is suspended in the air and held up by just floorboards.
Badly built bay window area. Floor was supported by offcuts from roofing work, which do not provide good enough base for floorboards. Distances between joists are too large as well. The whole area needs to be rebuilt from scratch.
For some reason section of a floor sits directly in soil. There is no clearance from the ground and no isolated sleeper walls. Joists are completely rotten and entire floor structure is drawing moisture from the ground. This floor needs to be lifted and rebuilt from scratch.
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I am more than happy to provide a free no obligation quotation for your project. I will be able to advise you how to make your ideas a reality and expain how we would achieve that!