How does the loft conversion process work? The Modern Attics step guide Part 2

If you followed the previous blog you will have seen our first set of steps involved with the attic conversion process from initial assessment to taking action. In this second concluding part we take you through the final steps involved with converting your loft space into a new, value-adding room of your property.Once the dormers have been installed in the roof and the staircase has been added for ease-of-access the process continues as follows: 9. Further insulation is required at this point to be placed between the rafters allowing room for ventilation. 10. Windows are installed into the dormers – this is when you can start to see the loft pace in a new light, so to speak. 11. Partition walls are erected in order to divide the space according to specifications (if required). 12. Wall plates are fitted between studs. These wall plates provide a secure fitting for fixtures from radiators to electrical sockets and switches. At this stage electrics and plumbing are fixed in. 13. These new electrics and fittings must conform to the Building Regulations and Electrical Regulations. The professionals carrying out the work will ensure this is accurately installed. 14. Installing access panels is a recommended but optional addition. This way water supplies and central heating feeds can be connected to the loft conversion. The metal pipework is earth-bonded together and put in place. 15. To provide the basis for the decorative plaster skim plasterboard is attached to studs and rafters with drywall screws. 16. By this point painting and decorating can commence. Door architrave and skirting are fitted and painted. Colour scheme is down to personal preference. If no colour ha been decided then standard white is chosen by default. 17. If the loft conversion is taking the shape of a bathroom then the room will need to be fitted with an extractor fan. 18. Once the wall and floor tiling has been complete (if tiling is part of the specifications), then the room items can be positioned as required. 19. The first fix of electrics and plumbing has already been taken care of which mean the second fix can be progressed. In this case radiators are fitted in place, and connected to the central heating system. 20. Optional extras such as the addition of cupboards and other fixtures (dependent on what kind of room is being created) are fitted. 21. Once all work has been completed the final stage of decorations can begin. And that is more or less the essential steps to creating a successfully converted loft. We hope this blog has been informative and has helped to explain the process in more simplistic, comprehensive and comprehendible terms. For more information on loft conversions or to get a free quote please contact us at Modern Attics.

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