step by step guide of how a loft is built

Step by Step

This is an example of a typical hip to gable loft conversion, which

has taken place on a three bedroom semi-detached house in North West London.  This conversion took 5 weeks to complete and included :

2 Bedrooms

Bathroom suite

 A rear dormer with 2 uPVC windows

In the First Week

 The steel beams are lifted by crane and fitted in loft sitting on steel spreader

 plates on the external wall and parity wall just above existing ceiling joists.

The old roof tiles & battons are stripped

The old hip roof rafters are removed

The front roof rafters are extended to the gable end The front roof is re-felted, battoned and tiled.

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