Upright Feature in KBB Magazine

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Becky Ryan | 8/03/18

Upright Construction is featured in Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms (KBB) Magazine, February edition.  The article covers comprehensive information on loft conversions and on page 78 showcases a step guide by Matthew Charlton on planning and costing a loft conversion. 

Know what to expect

Matt Charlton at Upright Construction outlines the process of converting a loft, which should take between six and eight weeks depending on the project complexity. The steps are as follows...

  • Erection of scaffolding
  • Delivery of skip and building materials
  • Opening in roof is made and temporary weatherproofing supplied
  • Clearing out any debris in loft
  • Block up existing loft hatch from first floor
  • New floor joists and ridge beams fitted and approved by a building inspector
  • Loft constructed, including any dormers and/or hip-to-gable structures
  • Construct any new internal walls and batten out existing roof timbers to allow for air flow
  • First fix plumbing pipework and electric cables
  • Lay chipboard or plywood flooring and new door linings
  • External works, such as lead work, fascias, guttering, and soffits
  • Fit windows and external doors
  • Remove scaffolding
  • Installation and plasterboarding
  • Plastering
  • Cut through ceiling and install stairs and plaster this area
  • Install internal doors, including a fire door at stairs and skirting
  • Second fix electrics and plumbing, including heating
  • Final inspection by building inspector who issues completion certificate
  • Decorating

In addition to the guide by Matthew Charlton, on page 75 of the article one of our loft conversion projects within Reigate is featured to demonstrate a well thought out and converted loft.  For more information on the loft conversion featured click here to view the full case.  For the full KBB article click on the link below.

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