First-Fix and Second-Fix Electrics and Plumbing

Tips and advice

First-fix and second-fix are two terms used to describe the different stages at which the plumbing and electrics of a construction project have reached.


The Disruption of a Loft Conversion

Tips and advice

During the process of having a loft conversion, there is often the worry of it causing lots of disruption. There should be a little disruption expected, as there is with any construction project, however, we always like to prepare our customers so they know when they can expect this.


Extra Costs to Budget for with a Loft Conversion

Tips and advice

After budgeting the initial construction costs of a loft conversion, there are a number of other costs you should be aware of as you may also need to budget for these as well. Building Control Fee – £700 + VAT The Building Control Fees are charged when plans are submitted to the Building Control Company. […]


Are Modular Lofts Better Than Traditional Loft Conversions?

Tips and advice

As a cost-effective way to increase living space and add value to a house, many people are choosing to convert their loft area. It can add up to 20% to the value of a property if done properly, so you can understand why many families are choosing to go down this route to create more […]


Lowering ceilings to achieve a Loft Conversion

Tips and advice

When considering a loft conversion for your home, the first thing to establish is whether the existing height within your roof is tall enough. The general rule of thumb measurement is 2.2m from the top of the existing ceiling joists to the underside of the ridge – that’s the point in the middle of the […]


GRP Roofing vs Three Layer Felt System

Tips and advice

The majority of all loft conversions will have a flat roof constructed to them. The covering which makes them water tight can be achieved using various products, with 2 standing out as the industries norm. The first being a 3 layer felt systems and second GRP (glass reinforced plastic).


Wooden Windows & Doors vs UPVC

Tips and advice

       This is a common question asked when placing an order for a loft conversion. We can only share our many years of experience on the use of both these products. Whilst wooden French doors may look more in keeping with your house, they have fundamental flaws which do not lend themselves to […]


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