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Project Details

Customer Name

Joe Bloggs

Start Date

29/04/2024

Your Choices

Roof Tiles

Mottled Red

Gable Finish

K Rend

Skirting / Architrave

Ovolo

Internal Doors

4 Panel

Bedroom Window Design

Frame 8

Shower Window Design

Frame 4

Shower Window Obscure

Satin

Your Extras

New Front Roof

Interlocking tiles (pan tiles / 49s). Including breathable felt, batten, concrete multi locking tiles and any necessary leadwork / flashings.

32m @ £110 per m2 = £3220

Fascias / Soffits / Guttering

New fascia soffit & guttering on main roof £120 per linear m (foiled black/grey).

12m @ £120 per m = £1440

Additional Dormer Window

Small dormer / gable window in white. Frame 6.

£350

Top Hung Windows

2 x 780 x 980 top hung Velux MK04 window with flashing kit

£600 each

Skylights

1x Triple glazed stepped flat roof skylight 800 x 800 - internal opening.

£450

Extra Internal Doors

1 x 35mm 6 panel door incluing architraves & ironmongery

£200

French Doors

1.6m french doors with & powder coated steel Juliette balcony.

£1250

Extra Sockets / Switches

2 x extra sockets

£50 each

Extra Lights

1 x extra light

£50

Thank you for selecting Concept Lofts for your loft conversion project. Below is vital information to consider leading up to your start date.

Party Wall (Important)

After we submit the application for your certificate of lawfulness and the plans are finalised, your neighbours may receive numerous letters from surveyors seeking their instruction. You will be responsible for the fees associated with these letters. From our experience, it's advisable to have an initial conversation with your neighbours. If you plan to have them sign the consent form, you can bring it along for discussion. If they prefer involving a surveyor, it's preferable to agree on a shared surveyor to represent both parties.

Here is the link to the party wall surveyor we typically engage. Their fee for a full party wall award and schedule of condition report is £699 + VAT.

https://christopheranthony.org.uk/building-owner-party-wall-surveyor/

If your neighbors prefer to hire their own surveyor, it's advisable to contact their chosen surveyor and propose that they act on behalf of both parties. Involving two separate surveyors can significantly delay the process and result in unnecessary expenses. Your neighbors can simply sign a consent form, which is available for download below.

Bathroom Suite

Please ensure that all bathroom items are delivered to the site during the first week of the project. The shower tray and any concealed fixtures (such as mixer taps, concealed cisterns, or concealed taps) should be installed during the first fix, which occurs one week from the start date. If storage space is limited, second fix items can be brought in later. However, it's essential to provide the plumber with specifications either electronically or in print to set out during the first fix. If the toilet is located on a dormer wall, it's advisable to avoid concealed cisterns. Ideally, have all necessary items ready before the project begins, provided there is sufficient space for storage.

Job starts on a Monday
1st fix plumbing and electrics (Monday of week 2)
2nd fix plumbing and electrics (Tuesday of week 4)

Bathroom List

  • Towel rail & valves (corner or angled valves) (1st fix)
  • Shower tray & waste (1st fix)
  • Shower mixer & head (1st fix)
  • Shower enclosure / door / screen (2nd fix)
  • Toilet (2nd fix)
  • Sink & waste (2nd fix)
  • Taps (2nd fix unless concealed taps are built into the wall)

Please note, vanities need to be assembled as no allowance has been made for the plumber to assemble flat pack furniture.

Shower Tray

Please do not buy a lightweight shower tray. Although they are nice and lightweight, and easy for us to get up a scaffold, they will not last and can develop fractures and movement. Instead, buy a resin tray or similar (heavy tray).

Low Head Room

We have worked out your approximate headroom and do classify your headroom as low. If you don’t have low headroom, you can ignore the following:

  • Shower: If you have low headroom, be careful when choosing a shower. You need to get the shower head as close to the ceiling as possible to still stand underneath it.
  • Shower bar mixer: These are generally okay for low headroom, as we can install them closer to the ceiling. Still, avoid ones with a big bend.
  • Concealed mixer & wall/ceiling mount head: If you have low headroom, choose a shower arm with a short bend. For example, if you have a low headroom loft around 2m and you buy a shower arm with a 100mm bend, it would need to be set at least 100mm away from the ceiling to the centre of the arm to turn it in. The bend on the arm would then be 200mm away from the ceiling, and the head would screw on and sit even lower, potentially ending up around 1.75m from the floor, which won’t work for someone tall.
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Concealed mixer / ceiling head - good for low head room if you can get a short extension piece.

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Concealed mixer / flush shower head - perfect for low head room.

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Shower tray - if you do have low headroom the also good idea to get a low profile tray 25mm would be advised.

Crane Spaces

The crane is normally on site on the Monday that we start (day 1), and we will need 3 parking spaces directly outside the house. Please speak with your neighbours leading up to the start date and save these spaces for the day we start. It’s crucial that we secure these spaces for the crane.

cranespace

Noisy Days

Week 1

The day we start is the noisiest day of the job as we use hammer drills and mini breakers to prepare the pockets in the masonry walls for the steels. Avoid working from home that day if you need to take calls. The first week involves a lot of power tools on the scaffolding, so it will be noisy, but there won’t be much going on inside the house other than taking measurements.

Week 2

  • Monday: 1st fix plumbing and electrics. There will be a lot going on inside the house, but no major mess. The electrician will need to access each habitable room to run cables for smoke detectors and will need to take up the carpet on the 1st floor landing.
  • Thursday: The stair opening is cut out and stairs are installed. This process is messy, so we tape around door openings to contain the mess on the landing. It's best to be out for the day when this is happening.

Week 3

  • Tuesday/Wednesday: Plastering, which can be quite messy. Most of the work will be in the loft, but there will also be some work on the 1st floor landing. Expect the plasterers to be up and down the stairs frequently.

Weeks 4 & 5

Only work going on will be inside the loft, other than installing the handrail and spindles on the 1st floor. No real messy work or significant disruption during this period.

Getting Items On Time

Please ensure you have your tiles and bathroom suite ready on time. Our tradespeople are not full-time employees and are pre-booked. If the items aren’t there on time, they will have other work scheduled, which can significantly affect our timeline—not only for your project but for others as well.