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Loft Designs by Apex Loft Conversions - Professional Loft & Roof Conversion Specialists - Hertfordshire & North London, based in Potters Bar, UK

Photo Tour

This part of the site allows you to follow the progress of a completed loft conversion from the moment we started work to the end, polished product.

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The process of converting an attic starts with the removal of all contents from the loft area.The scaffold is erected so the existing tiles can be stripped from the roof, exposing the roof rafters and enabling them to be cut away to expose the inside of the roof. The RSJs are lited onto the roof, and these steel beams are carefully guided into position and rest on the party wall before being positioned according to the architect’s plans. They are bricked into the party wall and welded together to form a structural base to build from. The new floor joists are then inserted into the webs of the beams, independently suspending the joists from the existing house. Solid bridging is then fixed between each joist. The front of the rear dormer is then erected. The dormer joists are positioned and bolted to the existing roof rafters, the window openings are formed and the roof decking is laid ready to have high performance torch-on roof felt laid to weather the dormer roof. The outside of the dormer is then wrapped in underslaters felt and tanalised roof battens are fixed to the face and sides ready for the dormer to be tile hung. Internally, the Velux™ roof windows are installed to the front pitch of the roof. After the plumbing and electrics have been run to their final positions, the loft conversion is insulated using Celotex™ boards to conform with current building regulations.Foil-backed plasterboard is fixed to the external walls of the loft shell, and the internal walls dividing the loft into a bedroom and en-suite bathroom are built in position and tacked. At this stage the stairwell is opened and the new loft staircase is installed. The loft is then plastered, the electrics completed, and the plumbing finished. The finished Loft Conversion boasts a staircase, playroom, kid's bedroom, master bedroom and en-suite bathroom.