Once you have taken the plunge and opted for a loft conversion, things can start to move quiet quickly. From imagining and designing your new space, to planning your staircase design, there are a lot of exciting decisions to be made. Perhaps the least exciting question however, is how you will prepare for the loft conversion. Here at Pinnacle Loft Conversions, we are experts when it comes to making your loft conversion designs a reality. As a result, we have produced this guide to preparing for your loft conversion.
Does my loft need to be emptied beforehand?
This is one of the questions we are regularly asked before we start a new project. The answer is always yes! If your loft is not fully cleaned out, it wont be a safe working environment for us to begin working on your new home extension. Why not find new storage spaces for the items you have up there? After all, your brand new bedroom wont want to be cluttered with your childhood toys and the Christmas decorations.
In addition to the loft, you should also make sure that the hall and stairways are clear for the workmen. This will make sure the space is accessible and safe.
Will I need to hire a skip?
The answer to this query will depend on the individual circumstances. However, it is more than likely that you will need a skip. Bear in mind that if you dont have a driveway or space on your own land, you will need to seek permission from the council to put a skip on the road outside your home.
Will I need to move out while the work takes place?
No. No matter the size or scale of the loft conversion there is no reason for you to need to move out during this work. Having said that, there will be noise, mess, dust, and workmen around until the loft conversion is completed. In addition, if you are wanting electrics and plumbing in your new loft space, you will have to be without heating, hot water and electricity for a few hours while these are installed. As a result, some people do opt to move out temporarily, but you wont necessarily need to.
Preparing for your loft conversion will require hiring a skip and possibly seeking permission for the skip, clearing your loft out, and possibly making arrangements to stay with a friend or family member. The more prepared you are for your loft conversion, the more likely it is to run smoothly and on schedule. For more information and advice, contact us today at Pinnacle Loft Conversions.