Yarwoods Loft / Attic Conversion Guide
STEP ONE CALL US
Call one of our team members on 0161 343 1139 to arrange a free no-obligation consultation.
STEP TWO CONSULTATION
One of our experts will visit the site when ever it is convenient for you. Together we can discuss your requirements for your Loft-Attic conversions.
STEP THREE SITE SURVEY
Our project manager will come and visit you, he will organise all aspects of the site and carry out detailed measurements.
STEP FOUR PLANS & BUILDING CONTROL
After our site survey with you our architect will draw up plans for your loft conversion to commence. You will also receive a visit from the local building inspector.
STEP FIVE QUOTATION
After our expert and you have discussed your requirements we will send you quotation within 48 hours of the visit.
STEP SIX LOFT CLEARANCE
We will firstly empty your loft completely, so that the area is free from your belongings.
STEP SEVEN FLOOR JOISTS
Your new floor will be built and levelled, a new damp-proof membrane and Kingspan insulation will be installed.
STEP EIGHT FITTING STEEL BEAMS
We will install a steel beam to your conversion this will strengthen the roof structural. We will also add insulation to your roof.
STEP NINE DOMER-CONSTRUCTION
If you live in a bungalow or have a low peak on your roof you may require a dormer.
STEP TEN WINDOWS FITTED
Your windows will be fitted to make your room fully secure and weather proof.
STEP ELEVEN STAIRCASE FITTING
Your new staircase will be made to fit your interior off site by a specialist, they will be then fitted and finished to suit your requirements.
STEP TWELVE WALLS & CEILING BUILT
We will start to construct your walls and ceiling, if you have addition requirement such as extra rooms or a rest room this will be built also incorporating insulation where it is needed to comply with current building regulations
STEP THIRTEEN PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL
Our qualified, full-time, plumber and electrician will make their first visit your conversion fixing the sockets, lights, and radiator etc.
STEP FOURTEEN PLASTERING
We will have our professional, clean and tidy plasterers come in and skim the your ceiling and walls perfectly smooth.
STEP FIFTEEN PLUMBER & ELETRICAL
Our Electrician and plumber will return to install your radiators, sockets light fittings and all other aspects of work before completion.
STEP SIXTEEN FINISHES
Our joiners will come and fit your skirting boards, architraves, doors, flooring, window boards. In preparation for the decorating.
STEP SEVENTEEN DECORATING
Your conversion will be tiled if your conversion had had a bathroom incorporated, we will then supply a Decorator to paint your conversion , or maybe you would like to can leave this for you if that is what you choose. The choice is yours, as always.
STEP EIGHTEEN BUILDING CONTROL
The building inspector will inspect and pass off your job and the local council will send out your completion certificate. This is your assurance from them to it is not a garage anymore – it is a brand new, habitable room.
STEP NINETEEN CHECK CONSTULTION
Your project manager will walk around your new additional room with you to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your loft conversion.
A typical Loft Conversion will consist of installation of a new structural floor and roof supports allowing you to open up and utilise the whole loft area as a new habitable room or rooms. These can be timber or steel or a combination of both dependent on the exact requirements of your property. When done properly, a loft conversion will inevitable increase the value of your house considerably.
There are additional benefits to converting your loft or attic space into a fully functional room. Using the dead space above allows you to quickly extend even if you don't have a garden, its also much cheaper than moving house.
"A loft conversion is the most lucrative alteration homeowners can make. Converting 300 square feet of loft space into an en suite bedroom can add more than 20 per cent to the value of an average property." - The Guardian.
A loft conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not requiring an application for planning permission. However, permission is required where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions. Conversions really are a specialist job, and the specialists do not come any better than Yarwood Construction.
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