After discussing the finer details of the construction of the loft, and the design of the stairs with the customer, we agreed a schedule to proceed with the work. Scaffold was erected around the back of the house and an access hole was cut into the roof to provide day to day access. This provided minimal disruption to the family, removing the need for trades to frequently gain access to the loft space through the home.
After installing the two RSJs to support the floor up above the two bay windows, upgraded floor joists were the first to go down, with the pipe work for the bathroom running by the side of them. Then the floor boards were laid enabling us to work freely. Two Velux’s were installed at the correct fire regulation height and openings. The hole for the stairwell was cut to the correct size, and first fix electrics were installed with interlinking smoke alarms. After insulating the rafters the loft was plaster boarded and plastered.
Stairs were fitted with a two kite landing configuration and the internal stud work for the bathroom went up. The new bathroom suite was then installed and tiling was completed. Once the painting and decorating was completed the second fix electrics were installed and the carpet was fitted. This completed the conversation, providing the family with a great new living space.