The first day will consist of erecting scaffolding, making the loft a safe environment and transporting materials into the roof space area.
The RSJ steels are installed and the new floor joists placed into position.
Structural changes to the roof shape e.g dormers and hip to gable construction. The first inspection from Building Control will now take place.
The staircase is usually fitted in the third week. This is always an exciting stage of the loft conversion because your new upper floor can be easily accessed. At this stage the structural work will be complete. Once the staircase is safely installed the plumbing and electrical first fixing stages begin. To comply with current Building Regulations an electrical completion (Part P) certificate will be issued. Floor boards are securely fixed and the internal wall positions are set out and constructed.
Rigid insulation is fitted between the rafters and multi-layer Thinsulex is fitted spanning across the underside of the rafters with a minimum 50mm ventilation gap between the roofing felt and rigid insulation.
High U-value insulation is used to meet the requirements set out by Building Control. Global warming is here and to save energy the government is constantly adjusting the requirements set out by the Protocol agencies. We keep up-to-date with all the new regulations for insulating our loft conversions. At this stage the Building Inspector must approve the insulation. Once approved the plasterboard is securely fixed to the interior walls and ceilings followed shortly with two skim coats of plaster.
The installation of the bath/ shower room suite. Skirting boards, architraves & fire doors, light switches, sockets
& radiators are the final items installed before completion.
Painting & Decorating
This is an optional service as most clients carry out this work themselves. However, if requested, we can provide a quotation for the painting & decorating.
Before handover we carry out electrical testing, to comply with Part P, smoke detector test, plumbing test, and a general overview of the entire conversion to check for snags i.e doors/ windows are operating properly. There will also be a final inspection of the roof before dismantling the scaffolding.
On rare occasions and with the more complex projects it may take a little longer than scheduled. However, we do guarantee to complete the project no longer than 2 weeks after the scheduled completion date. We do our utmost best to finish on schedule. More important to us is finishing the job to the highest standard possible and to your total satisfaction.
Included in our service is an unparalleled after care package which covers every detail. If, in the unlikely event there are any snags after the handover day we will deal with it immediately. You may require some minor adjustments, for instance, trimming the bottom of the doors after the carpets are installed. We will carry out this free of charge. Six months after handover day we will contact you to ask if there are any snagging issues. One year after the hand over day we will contact you to ask again if there are any snagging issues, however small.
A 10 year structural guarantee applies to all of our loft conversions as standard. All dormers, new roof work, all exterior work and Velux windows are covered by our 10 year leak free guarantee.
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