Loft Conversion Types

SMA Loft Conversions in house design service can help design the loft conversion of your dreams that fully utilises the available space and complies with council planning regulations. When designing your loft conversion you have 4 main choices to start with:

 

Velux Loft Conversion

A Velux Loft Conversion is one of the easiest ways to convert your wasted roof space into a useable space for any number of purposes. Velux roof windows are designed to fit flush with your current roof line which leaves your existing structure as is with minor outdoor work required.

SMA Loft Conversions have been a London based building company since 1996. We design & build loft conversions throughout London and suburbs.

Our goals are to provide a highly professional and quality service tailored to suit your individual needs working to achieve a combination of aesthetically pleasing, practical and cost effective solutions for your project.

We trust you will take the time to browse the site and would hope that you will be assured of the comprehensive and thorough way we approach all projects from the outset.

If you would like any more information or you have any questions please contact us or Free call 0800 068 4606.

Dormer Loft Conversion

The most common type of Loft Conversion is a Dormer Loft conversion because it offers the most space when converting your roof space to a living space. A Dormer Loft Conversion is where we make an extension to your existing slopping roof which projects vertically out to create the new living space. Inside, the Dormer Loft Conversion has vertical walls and horizontal ceilings creating more space than the normal angled walls that you would typically expect with a loft Conversion.

SMA Loft Conversions have been a London based building company since 1996. We design & build loft conversions throughout London and the suburbs.

Our goals are to provide a highly professional and quality service tailored to suit your individual needs working to achieve a combination of aesthetically pleasing, practical and cost effective solutions for your project.

We trust you will take the time to browse the site and would hope that you will be assured of the comprehensive and thorough way we approach all projects from the outset.

If you would like any more information or you have any questions please contact us or Free call 0800 068 4606.

Mansard Loft Conversion

The Mansard Loft Conversion offers a more traditional extension to your home and frees up large area for family rooms and large master bedrooms with ensuites. A Mansard has a flat roof area and is usually situated at the back of your home with a back sloping roof as shown. The slopping back roof usually has windows installed but a mansard offers many alternatives and is one of the most versatile Loft Conversions available.

SMA Loft Conversions have been a London based building company since 1996. We design & build loft conversions throughout London and the suburbs.

Our goals are to provide a highly professional and quality service tailored to suit your individual needs working to achieve a combination of aesthetically pleasing, practical and cost effective solutions for your project.

We trust you will take the time to browse the site and would hope that you will be assured of the comprehensive and thorough way we approach all projects from the outset.

If you would like any more information or you have any questions please contact us or Free call 0800 068 4606.

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
The Gable End Loft Conversion offers an easy solution when there is limited internal volume in your roof space. We simply extend the smaller slopped end of your roof, as shown, to make it a Gable End which provides for more space for an ensuite, stair case or other features as may be required. A Gable End Loft Conversion can be the best choice when you need the extra space but don’t want to make the structural changes required for a Mansard Loft Conversion.

SMA Loft Conversions have been a London based building company since 1996. We design & build loft conversions throughout London and the suburbs.

Our goals are to provide a highly professional and quality service tailored to suit your individual needs working to achieve a combination of aesthetically pleasing, practical and cost effective solutions for your project.

We trust you will take the time to browse the site and would hope that you will be assured of the comprehensive and thorough way we approach all projects from the outset.

If you would like any more information or you have any questions please contact us or Free call 0800 068 4606.

After selecting the best use for your new loft & examining the loft conversion types you can call our Head Office on 0800 068 4606 anytime for no obligation advice on your best options, council approvals, party wall matters and approximate estimate for what you have in mind.

Project Stages

1. Project Build Timescales
Project build timescales can vary due to the size and specification detailed but generally take between 10-12 weeks (as cited by FMB). The following details each stage of the build.
2. Crane Lift Day
The Crane Lift takes place at the outset in order to lift the structural steels and the 1st fix materials directly & safely to roof level. The Crane is essential for placement of the steels into the loft space, bearing the weight of the steels whilst they are being correctly positioned. Hand carrying of steels, common within the industry especially with sub-contracted labour, is extremely dangerous for all involved, not only for the contractor but also the householder and neighbours. Click here to see video footage of this stage
3. 1st Fix
This initial stage of the build process involves installation of structural steelwork, carpentry and external roof works. Installation of initial electrical, & plumbing works will also take place. During this period, we will also arrange for the Building Control Inspector to visit site and carry out the following 2 inspections:

  1. Steels Inspection: This is the first visit and is made to ensure the steels are correctly installed and conform to legislation. Our steels are supplied fire rated directly from our supplier.
  2. Insulation Inspection: This inspection ensures correct insulation is installed to current building code standards.

Plastering  – On completion of the 1st fix stage, including installation of new staircase (excluding stair parts) the project will be ready for plastering. In order to meet specified timescale, it is imperative at this stage that the client obtain quotations for supply of sanitary ware and ceramic tiling to shower/bathroom. We have excellent suppliers which we can recommend to help with this process.

1st Fix 40%
4. 2nd Fix
Carpentry 2nd fix – Doors hung, architraves, skirting, stair parts & door furniture put in place.

Electrics 2nd fix – Light switches socket cover plates are fitted, spotlights/pendant/wall light fixtures, smoke and heat detectors are installed. Plumbing 2nd fix – Once tiling has been completed, sanitary ware is installed.

The final inspection is carried out by Building Control who will sign off the works. Formal Certificate will follow directly from BC within 6/8 weeks.

2nd Fix 75%
5. Project Completion
Once the work is complete, a walk through inspection will be carried out, with the client, to ensure any snagging items are identified and rectified. We will then close your project & issue the Guarantee Document, Electrical Part P certificate & any other relevant documentation.

Completion 100%

 

Styles of Loft Conversions

Extra Bathroom or Spa Bathroom

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Home Office or Study

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Teenagers/Children’s Rooms

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Master Bedroom with En-Suite

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Self Contained Studio Flat

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Living/Family Room

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