We don’t just arrive at your home and make it up as we go along! Our extensive experience converting lofts has enabled us to hone our build process to an efficient and smooth one - and we are continually working to streamline and shorten our build time even more.
The diagram below gives you an idea as to how your build will run.
The schedule is only a guide; the exact project length and timeline may vary depending on the type of house you live in, and the design and details of your loft conversion.
SCAFFOLDING & DELIVERIES
Your scaffolding goes up a week or more before your build starts. Materials will be delivered during the week leading up to a build start. You won’t need to be home, at this point everything happens outside your home.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Scaffolding is thoroughly checked at the start and throughout the build to ensure everyone’s safety. Your team have an on-site Health and Safety induction before starting work, and an independent Health & Safety advisor makes spot checks.
We board out your new loft and install structural steels, building your dormers, if included in your design, early in the process.
It’s most likely that you won’t need Planning Permission for your loft as we design within Permitted Development Regulations. A building inspector will come on site three times during your project to check that everything is done right.
Your team leader submits a daily report through our software and you can log in to see what’s been going on. They’ll also post photos. Your Team Leader will be in touch to arrange to meet with you weekly, or as you need.
Our customer portal is optional, but if you like to really keep tabs on things, we’ll give you a login and you can access your Project Homepage. From here you can keep in touch and receive emails to let you know when a report has been posted etc.
FINAL SIGN OFF
Once Building Control have done their final inspection, your Team Leader walks you round the loft to ensure you’re 100% happy. You’ll sign to agree the job is finished, or request any last tweaks.
We clean your finished loft and all the areas we’ve been using, including your garden. Any excess materials are taken away and scaffolding removed.
If anything little happens after we’ve finished you can call us or log a Job Request via the Portal. We’ll come back and sort it out at any time for six months after completion. (NB: Your structure is guaranteed for 10 years).
GUARANTEES AND CERTIFICATES
As soon as we receive everything, we send you the final Building Certificate, Electrical Part P and any guarantees for windows etc.