Building a loft conversion involves more than just laying a few floorboards and decorating. A conversion can take several months to complete and involves a range of tradesmen and professionals.
Although no two lofts are the same, most follow the timeline summarised below.
The staircase is fitted
One of our specialities. We can fit a staircase that will blend seamlessly into your home. For some examples, please have a look at our staircase photo gallery.
There are very strict building regulations for insulation. The usual material is dense compressed foam which has a silver foil on both sides (this is normally used in vertical walls and ceilings). The outer insulation that we use is multi-layer foil which is a new type of insulation comprising of 19 different layers.
All insulation is fitted in accordance to building regulations and is checked and passed by the building inspector before being covered-up.
Arcatrave, skirting and doors
The finish of any loft is very important so we match the new materials to the existing designs as closely as we can and fit them to a very high standard ready for decoration. Any new doors will be your choice but remember that the loft door may be a "1/2 hour fire-door", and unfortunately, there is a limited choice of designs. Of course, when the time comes, we will provide you with all of the possible options.
Electrics & Plumbing (Finishing)
With so many different types of lighting on the market, most of our customers want something a little more sophisticated than a wire and a bulb in the middle of the loft! You are completely free to supply your own light fittings and we will install them to your requirements.
When the electrics works are finished, they are inspected and given certification by a building control officer.
All materials are of a very high quality - we aim to use the best on the market. The bathroom suite will also be finished to a very high standard as you can see in our gallery. You are of course, free to supply your own bathroom suite which we will install.