Moring Road, SW17
The opportunity to create more space
Our brief on this project was to convert loft space of a mid-terraced Victorian property.
How we can achieve a conversion like this for your home
The surveyor visited the client and drew on site plans for the stairs which could be added without any loss of accommodation from the existing first floor. A fixed price contract as drawn up and agreed with the customer.
The property was fully scaffolded from the front and rear. The customer also wanted all the roof re-tiled.
A new boiler was also required with an unvented cylinder, Touchstone Lofts being were able to carry out a plumbing system change for the customer as we are a gas registered company.
The architect prepared plans for the customer, these were agreed and then sent to planning for approval under permitted development guidelines.
The structural engineer prepared plans for the construction team who arrived on site and first fitted the steels and structural floor.
Once these had been fitted the roof supports were added and insulation fitted.
Insulation included Rockwool on the floor and internal walls for sound fire protection, and heat retention.
Ecotherm and Recticel polyisocyanurate (or PIR) insulation was fitted on the roof for heat retention and heat reflection. Many customers complain about excessively hot loft rooms, generally due to the incorrect insulation being fitted that is unable to reflect the heat of the sun in the summer.
Marley branded tiles were fixed to the roof and the front roof as required.
The plumber and electricians did their first fixing and then we fitted the Gyproc plasterboards. The plastering could then commence.
Second fixing by the electrician was carried out where he added recessed downlighters to the ceilings (all dimmable), sockets with USB points and light switches where required.
The plumber added the radiators and second fixed the sanitaryware, the carpenter fitted the wooden flooring and all the second fix carpentry and snagging.
A buildings regulation officer was appointed to oversee the whole conversion and conducted three visits to check all works has been carried out to building regulation standards. Once the works were compliant a buildings regulation certificate was provided to the customer.
The clients were over the moon with the final conversion and recommended us to many neighbours who hired us for loft conversions too.