All Sunlight lofts come with a full ten-year structural guarantee

From planning stage through to completion, we will discuss every aspect of your loft conversion with you. Before work commences at your property, our supervisor will arrange a meeting with you.  He will go through the process and you will receive a full Specification of Works document, outlining the day to day schedules of the contract.

One of our full time installation teams will be on site daily through to completion. Sunlight Loft’s company director John Stevenson will oversee the conversion to ensure the smooth running of the contract. Once the loft conversion is completed to your satisfaction, a full ten-year structural guarantee commences to ensure complete peace of mind.

The complete Sunlight Loft Conversion Process…


FIRST APPOINTMENT
  • Appointment booked for a meeting to provide a free feasibility survey/quotation.
  • At the meeting try to establish what you are ideally hoping to achieve and discuss appropriate options.
  • Building regulation requirements will be communicated in detail.
  • Quotation and floor plan will subsequently be sent by post generally within one week of appointment.
  • If you wish to proceed with your loft conversion a contract and the party wall paperwork sent in post.
  • Once Sunlight Lofts receives your deposit an appointment will be made made for the surveyor, Steve Carter, to carry out survey which generally takes around 3 hours.
  • Steve will send the initial plan to you for approval before submitting to the approved inspector/ local authority for building regulations approval and planning (if required).
  • Once plans approved and party wall papers signed or party wall award in place, we are ready to commence with works.
Preparation
  • Independent scaffolding is erected
  • Your existing loft hatch is sealed shut – this will be plastered over later
  • We create an opening in your roof for access to your loft area
  • Existing chimney and tanks are removed if required
  • Receive 1st fix materials
  • Arrange for delivery of skip
Structural Work
  • All load bearing steels, trimmers, and steel plates that are structurally calculated for your loft are installed
  • Structural walls of the dormers, hip to gable end construction, and mansard are formed
  • New structural floor joists are laid.
Plumbing Work: 1st Fix
  • Old tanks are removed
  • Tanks that are in use are disconnected and re-located in the void area within your loft space
  • New pipe work is laid ready to accommodate new sanitary ware to your shower/bath room
Electrical Work: 1st Fix
  • New wires are laid ready to accommodate all electrical fittings to your loft room(s)
External Work
  • New UPVC / Wooden Double glazed windows are installed
  • Velux skylight windows and flashing kits are installed
  • Roofing work including tiling, lead work and flat roof/s is completed
  • Fascia boards, guttering and down pipes are fixed
  • New external walls are rendered or pebble dashed
Internal Work
  • The whole of the loft is insulated to comply with Building Regulations
  • Internal walls are formed
  • Flooring is laid creating loft room floor
  • Stairs to loft area are installed
  • Whole area of loft conversion is clad with plasterboards
  • Two coats of plaster are applied to boarded areas
Plumbing Work: 2nd Fix
  • Radiators, sanitary ware, and new boilers are installed
  • Waste connections are connected into your existing drainage system
  • Existing S.V.P is extended
Electrical Work: 2nd Fix
  • Plug sockets, light points, extractors fans etc. are connected to the wiring in your loft
  • Connection is made to your existing fuse board
Second Fix
  • Skirting and architrave is fixed throughout your newly converted room/s
  • ½-hour fire checked doors with self-closing devices are hung
  • Self-closing devices are fitted to all existing doors that lead onto the stairwell
Completed
  • The site is cleared
  • Scaffolding is removed
  • All skips are removed from site
Building Control Approval
  • Inspections from the appointed Building Inspector will take place throughout your conversion.
  • A final inspection will be carried out and a completion certificates issued.