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Build Process

Floor Construction

Consists of a timber or steel suspended floor. The word suspended is important as it means there will be nothing loaded onto your existing ceiling joists. We usually suspend the floor via steel beams. The steel beams then get supported via proven load bearing walls. We then insulate your floor with a product called Rockwool, we never use any other product as we believe this offers the best fire protection. The floor covering is a high quality chip board product.

Wall Construction

All walls are constructed with graded quality 4x2” timbers. All external walls are insulated between the studs and then wrapped in a product called Alumaflex. This offers great thermal resistance and also incorporates a polythene moisture barrier. We then use lath battens over the Alumaflex to create an air gap between the plaster board and insulation.

Sloping Roof

The sloping roof normally gets upgraded with graded quality 6x2” timbers and fixed into the existing rafters. This offers extra strength and also allows for insulation to be pushed between the rafters and leave an air gap at the back. We then wrap it in Alumaflex, this offer great thermal resistance and also incorporates a polythene moisture barrier. We then use lath battens over the Alumaflex to create an air gap between the plaster board and insulation.

Major Roof Changes (Dormers and Gables etc)

All timber used for walls and roofs are of graded quality. A variety of timber thicknesses are used depending on spans and loads. We use high quality OSB boards to cover the dormer and gable walls. They are then protected by a breathable membrane and possibly master board for fire protection, then lathed and tiled. All walls and roofs are insulated to the standards stated above. We use a Firestone rubber roof system for flat roof dormers. This high quality covering offers benefits such as no joins regardless of size and a life expectancy of 50 years!

Windows

We offer bespoke windows to suit any design, often something to suit your existing windows looks best. Windows are UPVC in material with argon filled double glazed units.

Staircase

Are custom made by a company off site. We arrange for a visit by the company to take measurements, they then go away to make them. We then get them delivered at the correct time for installation. Things like type of wood, spindles and balustrade design are chosen by the client.

Plumber and Electrician

We arrange times for the plumber and electrician to be onsite so they can install their wires, pipes, suites etc. They may also be onsite if things need to be moved such as, old water systems, sockets etc

Second Fix Part 1

This is to install the skirting and architrave, normally primed MDF or pine.

Type of design is decided by the client, normally something to suit existing works best.

Plastering

Once all the walls, ceilings have been plaster boarded and second fixed. We then arrange for the plasterer to skim the conversion.

Fire Regulations

All fire regulations are adhered to and check through every stage of the conversion by the building inspector.

Second Fix Part 2

This is to hang doors, finish off any spindles and balustrades.

Completion Certificate

This will arrive by post, usually 2-3 weeks after the final inspection.

Our services

  • PLANNING APPLICATIONS
  • BUILDING REGULATIONS
  • SITE SURVEYS
  • ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS
  • PROJECT MANAGING
  • CONSTRUCTION SERVICES
  • COMPLETION CERTIFICATES

contacts

Phone: 01384 210 391

Address: Quarry bank, Brierley Hill, West Midlands

E-mail: sales@cuttingedgeloftconversions.co.uk