Many clients are confused how their loft conversion will be built. Here at Surefix we aim to make your loft conversion process easy to understand. We have made a simple step by step guide so you can see how your loft conversion is constructed.
The scaffolding is put up to the front and rear of your property. A roof hatch is created to the front of the property so that material can be lifted into your roof without causing any disruption to you. Health and safety signs placed over property. A skip arrives and your loft is prepared for steel structure.
Steel structure arrives on site. The steels are lifted into your loft using a crane via the loft hatch. Holes are made on the party walls for steel placements. Your steels are fitted in to the party walls for the floor of the loft conversion. Steel is fitted to the top of the property which forms part of your loft structure. Around the party walls and steel fitment bricks and concrete is used to strengthen the joint.
Timber joists are delivered on site and taken into loft conversion via hatch. The wooden joists are fitted in-between the steel structure giving it extra support. Extra noggins will be used to strengthen loft flooring. Once completed a council building inspector is called on site to check the steel structure and wooden joists fitted. Once the inspector is happy with the work only then can we proceed to the next stage.
The rear end of your roof will be removed and disposed off. The loft structure will now be constructed. Timber joists are used to create a loft dormer. The joist are strengthened and connected to each other. The wooden joist is also connected to the steel structure. Ply sheets will be used to put on top and side of the loft dormer. Holes are made within the loft dormer for your UPVC windows.
Battens will now be fitted to your loft dormer to make support for tiles. Membrane will also be fitted to the roof of the dormer. Your loft structure will now be made strong to withstand the water and leaks. Holes are also made for your loft conversion sky lights.
First fix electrical wires are run within your loft conversion. First fix plumbing is run all over your loft conversion. Insulation is cut and fitted within your wooden joists all over your loft conversion. Once completed a council building inspector is called on site to check the Loft structure and wooden joists fitted. Once the inspector is happy with the work only then can we proceed to the next stage.
Partitions are fitted to form the loft rooms. Plaster boards are fitted to the partitions and the roof of the loft. Loft conversion is plastered all over. Architraves and skirting within loft conversion. External fascias and guttering is fitted. Bathroom / shower suite fitted. Electrical sockets, plugs and lighting fitted. Tongue and groove chipboard fitted to the floor. Handmade staircase is started from first floor to loft conversion.
Fire check doors fitted within the property. Skylights and rear UPVC windows fitted to your loft conversion. Shower room tiling fitted. Loft conversion painted (if agreed). Remove and dispose of all mess within loft conversion. Snagging list compiled with client and completed. Now your loft conversion is completed a council building inspector is called on site for the last final visit. The inspector will check the loft conversion thoroughly then finally agree that your loft conversion is safe secure and built to council rules and regulations.