Applying Screeds to a Concrete Floor Short Course

Learners’ who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to apply screeds to concrete floors in accordance with the design and construction methods specified in working drawings for houses of a basic design ensuring that the applicable National Building standards, health and safety regulations and prescribed time frames are adhered to.

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R8,900.00 incl. VAT

Course duration

14 Days

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On- & Off-Site Available

NQF level




Entry level

Grade 10



Completing this course will enable you to

The competencies contained in this unit standard complement the other building competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of professional Community House Builders who are able to use science and technology in a responsible and cost effective manner. These competencies should result in improved quality and service delivery in community house building. The contribution to The National Skills Development.

Course Outcomes

  • The function, properties and application of screed finishes.
  • The mix proportions of screeds and the effects of cement/water ratios on strength.
  • The methods for achieving a well-compacted substrate layer and the identification and selection of suitable gravel material to produce this layer.
  • Requirements of level sub-structures and surface evenness.

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Course Curriculum

Prepare floors

  • The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned.
  • The slab is checked and level.
  • The concrete slab is dampened.


Apply a damp proof course on the concrete slab where required

  • The concrete slab is thoroughly cleaned.
  • The damp proof course is spread.
  • The damp proof course is undamaged.


Apply screeds to floors

  • A sand (levelling) screed is mixed and applied to the concrete floor.
  • The surface is cured and completed in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Completed surfaces are protected against damage.


Apply float finish where required

  • Steel float finish is applied in accordance with specified requirements.
  • Wood float finish is applied in accordance with specified requirements.
  • All surfaces are straight and even when completed i.e. free of bumps or hollows and free of tool marks.

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