THE BUILD PROCESS
The construction of every loft should be carried out to the highest of standards and must comply with the necessary building and fire regulations. Every loft construction is tailor made to fit your needs however below is an explanation of the basic elements of a Baker’s lofts construction project.
You tell us what you want.
We provide a bespoke quote based on your personal requirements.
We book a start date and you can look forward to your new space.
Scaffold is erected around the rear and side of property but may also be required on the front. This will remain up for the duration of the project and will be our main access for the materials and bakers’ staff for most of the project. This keeps disturbance of your home to a minimum.
New floor joists will be laid in the loft on packers from each load bearing wall or on a steel beam as per the plans. This creates a strong floor that is independent from the ceiling below.
External walls are constructed from 50mm x 150mm timber, Insulated between the timbers, the outsides are sheeted in ply or O.S.B boarding then finished in your choice of external finish. This method of construction creates a more ridged building than other loft conversion methods.
Internal walls are constructed from 50mm x 100mm timber and are not required to be insulated but can be if noise transfer is of concern. They are then plaster boarded and given a smooth coat of plaster ready to be decorated.
Windows are UPVC double glazed and are as close a match as possible to the main house unless specified otherwise. One of the windows of any habitable room in the loft must be suitable as a fire escape window. New windows will be fitted with trickle vents to comply with current building regulations.
Doors to the loft room and any other habitable room that opens onto the escape corridor (usually hallway and stairs) must be half hour fire rated. Most often this involves changing existing doors which we will help you choose from our catalogues and keep any disturbance to a minimum.
FLAT ROOF CONSTRUCTION
Our flat roofs are warm deck roofs. Meaning insulation is fitted above the flat roof joists before sheets of ply and an EPDM rubber roof is installed. This gives a well insulated loft with a maintenance free flat roof guaranteed for 25 years and is expected to last a life time. This is far superior to a traditional felt roof.
Your new staircase is a bespoke product designed and manufactured by a specialist joinery company on computerised machinery. We can cater from anything from a hard wood staircase to modern glass panels. It is then installed by Baker's in your home towards the final stages of the project, this again is to minimise the mess and disruption to your house.