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Loft Conversions

Loft conversions are still very much a favourite for many home owners. If there is limited building space available, a loft conversion is an excellent means of making the most of the space that you already have and surveys have shown that loft conversions can add up to 12.5% to a property's selling price and are far cheaper than moving to a bigger property. As every loft is different VF Building Services offers tailor-made loft extensions to suit your home's specific requirements.

Step-by-Step Process

Week One:

  • Scaffolding is erected on the front, rear and in some instances the side of your property
  • For the first 3 to 4 weeks we work from the scaffolding, keeping you as dust free as possible
  • The steels (RSJs) are then delivered and lifted into the loft with the aid of an electric hoist, enabling us to create the suspended floor
  • Once steels are in the loft, they are then secured into the main walls
  • The floor joists are then fitted into place and at this stage your Local Authority are contacted to visit and inspect the works for approval before we move on to the next stage.

Weeks Two-Three:

  • On the second and third week the dormer is erected
  • Once erected, secured and made water tight your Local Authority is then contacted for inspection approval.

Weeks Four-Five:

  • The loft is completely insulated according to the current building regulation requirements
  • New roof tiles are hung on the dormer
  • A new opening is created in the ceiling to make room for the new staircase
  • First fix electrical and plumbing works (according to current building regulations)
  • Plaster board the dormer, ready for plaster skin.

Weeks Six-Seven:

  • We are now in the position to skim plaster the new rooms and complete second fixing (i.e. doors, light switches, sockets, etc.)
  • Remove all rubbish from site
  • Once a second fixing has been completed the Local Authority is contacted for final inspection and to issue the Completion Certificate.