Loft conversions & loft renovations are popular in Essex & London. Many people choose to renovate their lofts where in love with their homes and neighbourhoods, not wanting to move but seeking some much needed additional space.
Property prices have increased over time and have compelled homeowners to increase their living space that can be used by other family members or rented out to tenants. Whatever be it, home loft conversions are becoming popular in London and helps add a good amount of living space in the house. Building extensions generally require availing building permission from the concerned authorities, which may take several months to realise. But doing small loft conversions in your home may not require planning permission.
It is also affordable, faster and simpler to carry out. Perhaps, the loft area is among the least used space in your home, except for storing few boxes and unwanted things. You can therefore optimise its potential and put it to good use with conversion done by the specialists, such as Essex and London Construction, Basements, Extensions and Loft Conversions Limited. You can convert this unused space into your dream cinema room, bedroom, home office, play room or guest room.
Before Essex and London Construction permit works to proceed, we ensure all pre-construction information has been prepared and on site at the loft conversion. This includes the construction phase plan, logistics plan, F10 if relevant and any survey information such as asbestos refurbishment and demolition surveys.
When mobilising on site, we then ensure all staff have a full induction, including the emergency evacuation procedures, to ensure full compliance with health and safety legislation.
Once fully site inducted, our team of CISRS qualified scaffolder's, erect the scaffolding to enable the loft conversion project where required. As a company, Essex and London Construction ensure scaffolding tags are in place and the scaffolding is inspected no more than every 7 days, in line with TG20:13 or approved design guidelines. On
Once fully site inducted, our team of CISRS qualified scaffolder's, erect the scaffolding to enable the loft conversion project where required. As a company, Essex and London Construction ensure scaffolding tags are in place and the scaffolding is inspected no more than every 7 days, in line with TG20:13 or approved design guidelines. Once the scaffolding is erected, we then create the opening in the roof and cover overhead to prevent water ingress to the loft renovation.
New structural steel support beams are delivered and installed for any structural alterations to the floor, dormer or roof extension.
Carpentry and joinery works are then performed to the loft conversion, featuring insulation of all walls to meet Building Control Regulation’s. Flooring such as wood laminate or carpets are then supplied and installed. The team also ensure that door frames are fitted, doors hung and skirting fixed, with handrails and spindles fitted to stairs.
Fitting and commissioning of general fittings for the loft conversion, such as lights and sockets, electrical cabling, new distribution board if required and allocation of sockets for additional power supply to the loft conversion shall occur.
Completion of the plaster boarding and plastering to all affected works areas, to include fire proofing as necessary and all data sheets are added to the health and safety file.
If an en-suite is selected as part of the loft conversion scope of works, the building team at Essex and London Construction install shower fittings, water pumps and the heating and sanitary fittings with a new water tank if required, followed by a full flushing of the system.
Windows are then installed, which if on a domestic property, will be supported by a FENSA certificate and included in the health and safety file and operations and maintenance manuals.
When preparing the loft conversion roof, gutters and roof membrane are sealed and warranties included in the health and safety file and operations and maintenance manual.
When preparing the loft conversion for practical completion, fire compartmentalisation is checked throughout the loft conversion, with any gaps filled with fire boarding and foam. The details are also added to the health and safety file. Full internal decoration is also performed, including painting and siliconing edges, with COSHH data sheets added to the health and safety file.
Commissioning certificates for roof membrane, electrical testing in line with 18th Edition Regulations and NICEIC requirements, plus any other bespoke installations are also added to the health and safety file. At this stage, a final inspection of the loft conversion is then performed by the Building Control Officer for compliance with B
Commissioning certificates for roof membrane, electrical testing in line with 18th Edition Regulations and NICEIC requirements, plus any other bespoke installations are also added to the health and safety file. At this stage, a final inspection of the loft conversion is then performed by the Building Control Officer for compliance with Building Regulations, Health and Safety Regulations and and Fire Regulations. The Client then issues their practical completion, with any minor snagging works to be completed with-in 14 days. Submission of the health and safety file and operations and maintenance manuals are then also issued to the Client with-in 14 days of project completion.
Home loft conversions are not easy as it sounds to be, especially if you are planning for DIY tasks. You do require hiring expert builders, such as Essex and London Construction who can provide the desired results within the stipulated time. But it is understandable that you may not know how to identify the best conversion company among the lot, since the present marketplace is a bit crowded.
Hiring a loft builder or company who is both reliable and efficient can be a challenging task to many first-timers. You can come across companies promoting themselves aggressively through various media platforms like the television, radio, newspaper, web, social media, etc. You need to hire someone like ELC who is competent, appropriate insurance, years of experience and expertise to back their claims of being the best in the domain. Also, the home loft conversion company needs to be reliable, competent and charge reasonably for their services. They also need to maintain approved time schedule and not overdo it, as it will only lead to further unwanted expenses.
To find companies like Essex and London Construction, you can seek assistance from friends, family members and neighbours to obtain recommendations. They might have had undertaken home loft conversions in the past and could offer you with good suggestions. Do not hire any company in haste since some money is definitely involved in the project. It will be wise to hire a local company like ELC, as we have a better understanding of the local building laws and regulations, plus know what to do and avoid. Making the right choice will obviously provide you with peace of mind and overall satisfaction.
A rear dormer loft conversion can also be done under permitted development, depending on size. This type of loft conversion uses the same construction method with the floor as the velux roof conversion. However, additional steel work is added to the rear dormer which makes the floor and ceiling space significantly bigger. This also gives the loft space better usability, feeling less restricted where ceiling heights are improved in some areas.
Mainly seen on Victorian property’s, plus requiring planning permission, L shape dormers are a popular choice for home owners in need of as much space as possible. As a dormer loft conversion, this method utilises the rear roof space, as well as the main body of the house. The great benefit of an L shaped dormer, is that it can be added to an existing loft conversion.
A velux loft conversion is the easiest conversion and can usually be done under permitted development. This means that no planning permission is needed as the roof structure stays the same. Such loft conversions with Essex and London Construction consist of the floor being beefed up with steel rolled steel joist's (RSJ's) if needed. New floor joists are then formed, with the roof fitted with velux roof lights. This new loft space is most frequently used to form a bedroom and if enough room, an en-suite.
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Essex and London Construction Basements, Extensions and Loft Conversions Limited are design and build experts. ELC can project manage from conception to completion. If you are looking for one of the best construction contractors in your region, who use local builders, we could be the perfect solution. Our construction company provides basement and cellar construction services. We also provide commercial and residential home extensions, plus loft development and renovations. Basement works include project planning, excavation, conversion and fit out. We can underpin, waterproof, tank and furnish your basement using our Contractors near to you. Our loft designs frequently feature new dormers, mansards and staircases. Once complete, your new space could be perfect to convert into a bedroom, en-suite, play room, utilities or games room. Alternatively, Customers often consider a bespoke swimming pool, gym, steam room or sauna.
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