How it works
All Room at the top staff are full-time employees, not subcontractors. You will be allocated one of our teams and they will stay with you on a day to day basis until the end of the conversion (we do not move staff from job to job for any reason). Should you wish to use your own plans that’s fine, we will work with your architect. When we survey your property inform us what you would like us to quote for and we can provide you with a detailed quotation based on the work you want doing. Alternatively, if you don’t want the hassle or worry we can carry out the full loft conversion for you from plans to completion. All you’ll have to worry about is what colour you want to paint it.
A member of our team carries out a no obligation survey on your property. This enables us to discuss your requirements and for us to offer our advice on the best option for you. We will ensure that the proposed conversion compliments the existing exterior of your house and provides you with the maximum amount of living space for your loft area.
A fixed quotation will be sent to you detailing all proposed work and specifications.
Should you wish to proceed, we will issue you a schedule of payments, which will clarify the payment dates for your conversion and will confirm the agreed work that is to be carried out. We will not ask you for a deposit. Please note that final payment will only be required once all work is completed.
A member of our team will carry out a full survey of your property and initiate for the full working drawings and structural calculations to be drawn up. These will comply with all current building regulations. The cost of the plans and calculations are included in the quotation.
Local Authority Permission
The proposed plans will be forwarded to you for your approval before they are submitted into your local authority. Any alterations you want can be made at this point. Should you require planning permission, the appropriate forms will be completed and submitted. Planning permission normally takes 8 to 12 weeks depending on your local authority. Throughout this time, room at the top will liaise with the council concerning the progress of your application and act accordingly should it be required.
Once planning permission / lawful development is obtained or before work commences, full plans and structural calculations will be submitted to the Building Control Department or Independent Building Control Inspectors. A statuary commencement notice will be sent to the council informing them when work is going to begin on your property. We work closely and consult the appointed Inspectors throughout your conversion. Site visits to inspect the work are arranged when appropriate.
Ready to Start
Once all approvals that are required have been obtained, we will confirm your start date. A member of your team will meet with you before any work commences on your property. We will arrange for the scaffolding to be erected and materials to be delivered ready for work to commence.
Every conversion is different depending on your property, type of loft conversion and design. However, they do tend to follow a pattern.
All load-bearing steels, trimmers, and steel plates that are relevant to your job are installed.
Structural walls of the dormers, hip to gables, and mansard are formed. New structural floor joists are laid.
Tanks that are in use are disconnected and relocated in the void area within your loft space
New pipework is laid ready to accommodate fixtures to the loft room
New wires are laid ready to accommodate all electrical fittings to your loft room(s)
New UPVC Double glazed windows are installed Velux skylight windows and flashing kits are installed Roofing work including tiling, lead work, and flat roof/s is completed. Fascia boards, guttering and downpipes are fixed. New external walls are rendered or tiled.
The whole of the loft is insulated to comply with Building Regulations Internal walls are formed Flooring is laid creating loft room floor
Stairs to loft area are in insalled last to minimize disruption Whole area of loft conversion is clad with plasterboards. Two coats of plaster are applied to boarded areas
Radiators, sanitary ware are installed Waste connection is connected into your existing drainage system. Existing S.V.P is extended insalled last to minimize disruption Whole area of loft conversion is clad with plasterboards. Two coats of plaster are applied to boarded areas
Plug sockets, light points, extractors fans etc. are connected to the wiring in your loft. Connection is made to your existing fuse board
Skirting and architrave is fixed throughout your newly converted rooms. ½-hour fire checked doors are hung. New handrails fitted to new stairs.
The site is cleared. Scaffolding is removed. All skips are removed from the site.
Inspections from your appointed Building Inspector will take place throughout your conversion. A final inspection will be carried out and a completion letter issued.
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Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any inquiries, and we’ll respond as promptly as possible.