Loft conversion….fourth instalment – Home Guide Expert and P R Henry Builder

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This week has seen more decisions being made and some very major changes to the conversion.

We decided to have the loft windows in the bathroom sandblasted.  You can have them obscured but we did not want a pattern in the glass.

The vented soffit’s were installed.  These allow the air to circulate which reduces the risk of damp.  This also protects the rafters from rot.

Vented soffits
Vented soffits

The roof tile delivery arrived.

Stacked roof tile delivery
Stacked roof tile delivery

The roof tiles were lifted by a tile lift to the top of the house and stacked ready for installation.

Stacked roof tiles on scaffolding
Stacked roof tiles on scaffolding
Stacked tiles on scaffold
Stacked tiles on scaffold

The dorma was felted and battened.

Rear view
Rear view
Rear view
Rear view
Side view
Side view

The rafters were felted, battened and tiles stacked ready for installation.

Stacked roof tiles on rafters
Stacked roof tiles on rafters
Stacked roof tiles on rafters
Stacked roof tiles on rafters

The fascias were removed from the front of the house.

Front view of fascia
Front view of fascia
Front view of fascia
Front view of fascia

Heres a video of the front of the house.

Here is a video of the rear.

Whilst the roof was getting some much needed attention, the joinery company began installing the loft stairs.  We went with Ingles & Son based in Hertfordshire.

The stair guy (George) arrived.

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Here is a view of the landing of our house prior to the loft stair installation.

Image of area prior to installation of loft stairs
Image of area prior to installation of loft stairs
Image of area prior to installation of loft stairs
Image of area prior to installation of loft stairs

The stairs were installed over a three day period.

View of part installed loft stairs
View of part installed loft stairs
View of part installed loft stairs
View of part installed loft stairs
Rear view of bottom stair
Rear view of bottom stair

Heres a video of the first day.

The stair installation was completed.

View of installation of loft stairs
View of installation of loft stairs
View of installation of loft stairs
View of installation of loft stairs
View of installation of loft stairs going up into conversion
View of installation of loft stairs going up into conversion
View of loft stairs from conversion
View of loft stairs from conversion
View of loft staircase installed
View of loft staircase installed
View of staircase from conversion
View of staircase from conversion

The insulation is still going up (this does take some time).

View of insulation
View of insulation

The velux windows went in.

View of velux windows in rafters (front of house)

View of velux windows in rafters (front of house)

Here is a video of the inside of the conversion.

Don’t forget to come back next week to see how we are getting on.

Hope you all have a great week!

To view the first instalment click here.

To view the second instalment click here.

To view the third instalment click here.

To view the fifth instalment click here.