A Typical Timetable of a Loft Conversion

An Overall Guide as to how a Loft Conversion proceeds (Dormer Conversion – typical time span 6 to 8 weeks):

Every loft conversion is slightly different, however we have created a timetable of a loft conversion that contains the most common stages and steps that your loft conversion is likely to go through:
  • Works will commence with the erection of independent scaffolding.
  • First delivery of materials – ie structural steels, joisting timbers etc.
  • An opening is made in the roof for access – initial works are completed externally, so minimising internal disturbance (approx 3/4 weeks)
  • Floor joisting carried out – following which the local authority Building Inspector will visit to approve floor construction.
  • If a dormer conversion, the dormer will next be constructed, insulation installed, followed by a further inspection by the Building Inspector.
  • Completion of external works – ie roofing of dormer, lead work, fascias, soffits, guttering.
  • Internally, erecting studwork walls, forming bedrooms/ensuite/stairwell access.  Insulating walls to required standard.
  • Fitting dormer windows/Velux windows.
  • Creating access to facilitate installation of new staircase and fitting new stairs.
  • Installing new cabling for lighting, sockets, Expelair, smoke alarms etc.
  • First fix plumbing to new ensuite and additional radiator(s).
  • Plastering all new areas.
  • Second fix carpentry works – ie skirtings, architraves, doors, handrail, spindles etc.
  • Second fix works for electrics (upvc fittings installed) and plumbing (sanitary ware, radiators etc).
  • Clearing down – including guttering inspection.
  • Final inspection by Building Inspector who issues Completion Certificate (all works having complied with building and fire regulations).
  • The new loft is now ready for decoration and habitation.



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