Your Loft Conversion Project

Before beginning a loft conversion, the loft conversion company of your choice will inspect and measure the loft to ensure there is enough space available to make a conversion possible. They will also check to make sure there is adequate headroom and space for the access stairs. A typical loft area ready for conversion is about 20-25 Sq. /m. Practically any loft area can be transformed into usable living space, provided there are no structural problems associated with the roof or the house itself.

Next, the loft conversion company like will sit down with you to discuss your needs, wishes and budget and cover the options available to you in consideration of the available loft space.

They will then design the loft conversion according to the latest building regulations or, if you prefer, work off of plans you may already have on hand. You may even wish to bring in your own plumber or electrician. Some loft conversion companies are happy to work with you in any way that suits you. The price quoted you at this time will not change unless you request structural alterations during the project. After plans are agreed upon, the loft conversion company will begin the paperwork necessary in order to obtain the necessary government approvals and permissions.

Once permissions are received, work can begin on your loft conversion whenever you are ready. Depending on the design chosen, the whole project can take as little as 6-7 weeks to complete. A contract manager will be available on site from the start of the job until it is finished. It is their job to deal with any problems that may come up and answer all of your questions about the construction of your new loft. The loft conversion company handles everything right up to the point when the loft is ready for decorating.

Video Transcript

welcome to love conversion com in this video we take you through the installation of some still work love conversions involved good amount of structural work most houses were never designed to allow for the additional loads created when converting the loft a simple solution usually involves adding some still work to carry the new habitable floor and additional roof construction whilst at the same time supporting the existing structure the steel sizes and connections are all calculated by a structural engineer and a fabricated away from science or during the steel requires some careful measuring and setting out and a sketch needs to be made there delivered to site and usually positioned in the roof space black crime yeah the steel beams carry the new floor joists and stud word that will form the new habitable space sometimes steals a spliced to enable simple installation especially in a terraced houses so you do not have to not through into a joining lofts especially useful when a party wall agreement is in place all the steelwork should be supported on load bearing walls and placed on concrete pad stones as specified by your structural engineer some fabrication on site is often needed drilling for the final position of a support post is a typical situation once the stills are all in a level the floor joists can become fixed given a good work in area