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- Construction Info
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A dedicated Loft Converting team will be assigned to your project. A Principal Contractor will be responsible for the whole of your Loft Conversion, from start to finish. This will be the person you can liaise with on a daily basis and will coordinate the various trades and suppliers needed to convert your loft.
During your Loft Conversion, our Project Manager will visit you. They will ensure that work is progressing in accordance with the work schedule and address any concerns or questions you may have.
Our team will certify each of your weekly stage payment, ensuring that you are paying for the work completed on site.
The Building Control Inspector will also be attending the site periodically throughout the build. They will ensure that all aspects of the work are being carried out in accordance with current Building Control Regulations.
No two loft conversions will ever be the same. Deviating factors will determine the precise way your loft is converted.
- Stages Of Work
Below is a common example of the stages of work and is intended to give you an idea how we will create your loft conversion.
Hand Over Meeting
Our Surveyor, Project Manager and Principal Contractor will attend a meeting at your property. The following issues will be addressed:
Proposed work schedule will be agreed
Any additional work required will be discussed
Anticipated start will be confirmed
Final site measurements for steel works will be taken and confirmed
Any Health & Safety issues or other concerns will be addressed
Independent Scaffolding will be erected to accommodate your proposed loft conversion. This will only be done by an approved company with clear method statements, full public liability insurance and current, company approved Health & Safety policy.
Install load bearing steels, trimmers and steel plates that are relevant to your job. Structural walls of the dormers, hip to gables or mansards are formed. New Structural floor joists are laid.
Plumbing 1st Fix
Old tanks are removed if necessary. Tanks that are in use are disconnected and re-located in the void area within your loft space. At this point, many customers choose to upgrade their existing heating system. New pipe work is laid ready to accommodate fixtures to the loft room.
Electrical 1st Fix
New wires are laid ready to accommodate all electrical fittings to your loft room(s)
New UPVC / wooden double glazed windows are installed. Velux skylight windows and flashing kits are installed. Roofing work including tiling, lead work and flat roof/s is completed. Fascia boards, guttering and down pipes are fixed. New external walls are tiled, rendered or pebble dashed.
The whole of the loft is insulated to comply with building regulations. Internal walls are formed. Flooring is laid creating loft room floor. Stairs to loft area are installed. Whole area of loft conversion is clad with plasterboards. Two coats of plaster are applied to boarded areas.
Plumbing 2nd Fix
Radiators, sanitary ware and new boilers are installed. Waste connection is connected into your existing drainage system. Existing S.V.P is extended.
Electrical 2nd Fix
Plug sockets, light points, extractors fans etc are connected to the wiring in your loft connection is made to your existing fuse board.
Skirting and architrave is fixed throughout your newly converted room/s and 1/2 – hour fire checked doors are hung.
Scaffolding and skip is removed. Site is left clean and tidy.
Building Control Approval
Inspections from your appointed building inspector will take place throughout your loft conversion. A final inspection will be carried out and a completion certificate issued.
Your whole loft conversion should be completed within 4 to 6 weeks.
Follow our simple 4 step process when carrying out loft conversions: