The Build Process:
We will contact you two or three weeks prior to the start date to arrange a meeting. Any questions you may have regarding the plans, contract or building process will be answered at this time. We will also clarify the exact position and access for the scaffolding and materials etc, confirm the type of handrails, stair parts and skirting boards if they are to be matched.
The scaffolding will be erected either on or prior to the commencement date. On the commencement date the loft team will be on site to take the delivery of most of the material required to construct the conversion. If it is needed, the crane will also be on site to load out the scaffolding with the materials.
The exact procedure for building the loft conversion can be discussed between yourself and your project manager, however a typical building procedure is as detailed below.
- Steel beams and supporting floor beams are installed.
- Floor joists and floor boards are installed.
- Dormer window constructed and roof lights fitted.
- The loft room is insulated.
- Internal partitions are built and plasterboard fitted.
- The ceiling is cut out and the staircase is fitted.
All of the above work is carried out by the loft team. In addition to this the plumber and electrician will attend the site to install the necessary pipes and cables. The flat roof of any dormer window constructed will be felted by a roofing contractor at the earliest opportunity. The building inspector will make two of his three visits during this time to inspect the floor detail and the roof structure with the insulation fitted.
After the staircase is fitted the loft team will leave the site and the conversion will be fully plastered. Typically a conversion will take up to five days to dry out. During the drying time no other work will can be carried out, as any vibration will damage the plastering until it has completely dried out.
We are able to carry out works throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.