No one loft conversion is exactly the same but the same general schedule of works will be followed, adapted obviously to specific needs and requirements set in place by the customer and Building Control.
Ideally initially, an on site visit will best determine suitability for conversion and to discuss realistic expectations for what can be accomplished.
We will then refer you to our trusted architect who will confirm suitability and draw up plans that you can approve and discuss with us to get an accurate costing, before submitting for approval by Building Control.
Then the loft area will need clearing, wiring checked and the area made safe.
The floor will then be fully insulated between joists and Building Control will complete their first inspection. Floorboards will then be screwed into place and any structural work will begin ie dormer installation.
Rooflights will then be installed and the staircase installed, dependent on individual plans. The dormer and vents will then be tiled to ensure the roof is weatherproof and the roof is insulated internally, between the rafters, ensuring a gap between the roofing felt and insulation to allow for ventilation.
Any partition walls will be built, wall plates fitted and any electrics requiring upgrading will be done. Water supply, central heating and the access panels for both, as well as any eaves storage will then be added.
All the walls will then be plasterboarded, plastered, painted and skirting completed. If a bathroom is included, this stage will also be similar, with an extractor fan also fitted. Plumbing and second fix electrics and then fitted, as well as fittings. Decorating will then be needed to complete the conversion, as well as any snags being completed to ensure total customer satisfaction.