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Loft and attic conversions

The Attic Company are based in Sheffield and are ideally placed to serve the Yorkshire region. We have over 20 years experience in loft conversions. I first started as an apprentice City & Guilds joiner all those years ago. I soon found I was doing work for various builders always on loft conversions so I decided to set the Attic Company up 15 years ago and have since gone from strength to strength. I myself will personally do your job from start to finish with a team of fully qualified personnel who I have worked with for many years. All work fully guaranteed and with an insurance backed warranty.

How the job progresses

This is a brief summary of the entire loft conversion process, from start to finish:

  1. An initial visit to your property is arranged.
  2. During this visit, we listen to your requirements, advise on the best solutions, discuss alternatives, work out approximate sizes of the rooms that would fit and the placement of stairs.
  3. We then prepare a full, written estimate for you based on the choices you have made.
  4. Once you have accepted the estimate, we arrange for an architect to visit your premises in order to prepare full plans and drawings for your approval.
  5. Once you are happy, these drawings are sent to the Local Authority for approval.
  6. Once the approval is received, a date is arranged for the commencement of work.
  7. Shortly before the start date, our approved scaffolders then erect a working and storage platform.
  8. At the beginning of the first week, the bulk of materials needed to build your loft conversion are delivered and loaded onto the scaffold.
  9. We then cut a hole into the roof, which we use to gain access to the loft — this is how we will gain access until the new stairwell is built, limiting disturbance for you and your household as far as possible.
  10. Steel beams are installed to support the new, independent floor and to support the weight of the roof once certain structural items have been removed.
  11. New foor joists are fitted and plumbers and electricians may be called in at this stage to install under-floor pipes and wires.
  12. The Local Authority building control officer will inspect the work at this stage to ensure that everything is being done in accordance with the approved plans and calculations.
  1. The new flooring is fixed down.
  2. Alterations are now made to the roof itself — for example, Veluxes are installed, dormers and gables are built.
  3. Any new internal walls are now built, whilst our approved roof tilers finish outside weather protection.
  4. The electricians and plumbers will now visit if necessary to fit wires and pipes for radiators, switches, sockets and so on.
  5. Insulation is cut and fitted to approved standards.
  6. The Local Authority building control officer may wish to inspect the work again at this stage.
  7. Our plastering team then fit new plasterboards.
  8. The new stairwell access is now cut out.
  9. The new staircase is then fitted, around the beginning of week four.
  10. All the new rooms and stairwell are now plastered.
  11. Allowing sufficient drying time, final fittings are now carried out: the plumber will attach radiators, sanitary ware and so on; the electrician will fit switches, light fittings, smoke detectors; and the joiner will fit doors, latches, architraves. skirting, handrails and spindles.
  12. Local Authority building control officer will make his final inspection and report.
  13. The work is signed off by the Council. Usually conversions take between 6 - 12 weeks.

Loft conversion from start to finish

Photos below showing progress from start to finish of a recent loft conversion we have installed.

The Completed loft conversion