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Loft Conversions

Can I convert my loft? What will I need to check?

Whether you want a new bedroom, an office, or a bathroom, It is possible to upgrade any loft space into a useable clean living space.

There are many regulations set out by all the local building control departments, that we as a professional loft conversion company must know.

You can be assured that dealing with B.L.L. we will make sure that all of these regulations, guidelines and requirements are met. We deal with all the local authority building and planning departments.

Option 1

A full loft conversion

1. Compile detailed Architectural plans for the purpose of obtaining planning and building approval from your local authority (LA).
2. Compile detailed structural engineer's calculations for the approval of LA.
3. Erect safe and secure scaffolding.
4. Supply and construct the independent steel flooring system.
5. Supply and construct all external dormer windows, Velux windows, or roof alterations. Including the external finishing of roofing structure and weather proofing. Remove / reconstruct existing roof rafters / alter any structural components.
7. Install all new fire protection.
8. Install staircase
9. Supply and install all electrical requirements
10. Supply and install all plumbing requirements
11. Supply and install all heat loss insulations
12. Supply and install all plaster boarding
13. Wet skim all areas to be decorated
14. Supply and install final fix carpentry, such as skirting boards, doors, stair handrails and cupboard closets.

Option 2

Part build or shell build solutions

If you decided to take advantage of option 2 you could save up to 40% off the costs of the loft conversion.

This scheme works by us (B.L.L.) completing the major structural and external sections of the loft conversion project.

We would recommend that at least the following sections are completed by experts such as the B.L.L.

1. Compile detailed Architectural plans for the purpose of obtaining planning and building approval from your local authority (LA).
2. Compile detailed structural engineer’s calculations for the approval of LA.
3. Erect safe and secure scaffolding.
4. Supply and construct the independent steel flooring system.
5. Supply and construct all external dormer windows, Velux windows, or roof alterations. Including the external finishing of roofing structure and weather proofing.
6. Remove / reconstruct existing roof rafters / alter any structural components.
7. Install all new fire protection.
8. Install staircase.

Leaving you or others you contract in to do the following

1. Supply and install all electrical requirements
2. Supply and install all plumbing requirements
3. Supply and install all heat loss insulations
4. Supply and install all plaster boarding
5. Wet skim all areas to be decorated
6. Supply and install final fix carpentry, such as skirting boards, doors, stair handrails and cupboard closets.

Option 3

Self build Loft Conversions

If you decided to take advantage of option 3 you could save up to 70% off the costs of the loft conversion.

With this option we will supply the following

1. Compile detailed Architectural plans for the purpose of obtaining planning and building approval from your local authority.
2. Compile detailed structural engineer’s calculations for the approval of LA.
3. Supply you with detailed diagrams, and site visits to one of our other projects to give you the best help and advice you can get to complete this job as a DIY project.

Please note.
Option 3 should only be chosen if you, or some one close to the project, has a good general knowledge of construction practices. We (B.L.L.) can offer on site help and advice, and even supply materials needed at the very best cost if necessary.

Finally if you need any further help or clarification of any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Good luck with your project. It can be an extremely rewarding project.

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