There is a lot of expansion work between raw construction and completion of a house. Windows and doors must be installed, the interior plaster must be applied and the screed laid. You should comply with the correct order.
What comes first, the interior plaster or the screed?
Anyone who lends a hand in the expansion or renovation of their house can do a lot wrong. There is a rough sequence that should be followed when fitting out a building so that there is no unnecessary duplication of work.
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- Insert window
- Preparatory work for electrical and heating installation
- Apply interior plaster
- Lay the screed
- Design the wall
- Apply floor coverings
Why is the screed only after the interior plastering??
On the one hand, this has soundproofing reasons and, on the other hand, you certainly don't want to have fresh plaster on the fresh screed, which may not yet have fully hardened.
If floating screed is installed using the wet construction method, a drying time of several weeks must be observed. That means other construction work will have to wait. Since a certain drying time is also required for the interior plaster, you are killing two birds with one stone.
Correct ventilation is important
It is best to combine the ventilation of the interior plaster with the ventilation of the screed, because the drying time of the screed is longer than that of the interior walls. Give it enough time to dry.
After completion, the still empty house must be heated continuously for at least two weeks. To do this, you have to perform a complete burst ventilation for three to four times a day. That means a complete exchange of the inside air for outside air. However, it is essential to pay attention to the weather conditions. It is best to have dry, cold air outdoors. If this is exchanged and heated, it absorbs a lot of moisture, which in turn is released to the outside through the intermittent ventilation.
By the way, never ventilate in wet weather or when outside temperatures are high. The air exchanged in this way is not able to absorb any more moisture.Tips & Tricks Always plaster down to the floor slab, then floor insulation and then apply the screed. An alternative is dry screed (€ 29.80 at Amazon *), which is becoming increasingly popular.