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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 done. 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 a 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.

The Conversion
Every conversion is different depending on your property, type of loft conversion and design. However, they do tend to follow a pattern.

Independent scaffolding is erected
We create an opening in your roof for access to your loft area
Existing chimney and tanks are removed if required
Receive 1st fix materials
Arrange for delivery of skip

Structural Work
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.

Plumbing Work: 1st Fix
Tanks that are in use are disconnected and re-located in the void area within your loft space
New pipe work is laid ready to accommodate fixtures to the loft room

Electrical Work: 1st Fix
New wires are laid ready to accommodate all electrical fittings to your loft room(s)

External Work
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 down pipes are fixed
New external walls are rendered or tiled.

Internal Work
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

Plumbing Work: 2nd Fix
Radiators, sanitary ware are installed
Waste connection is connected into your existing drainage system
Existing S.V.P is extended

Electrical Work: 2nd Fix
Plug sockets, light points, extractors fans etc. are connected to the wiring in your loft
Connection is made to your existing fuse board

Second Fix
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 site

Building Control Approval
Inspections from your appointed Building Inspector will take place throughout your conversion. A final inspection will be carried out and a completion letter issued.

Your whole leeds loft conversion can be completed within 4  weeks