The prospective results of domestic building work inspire the commitment to most home improvement or construction projects. The prospect of disruption, however, remains less appealing. In our role as a trusted carpentry and building company, we also communicate clearly and honestly with our clients in Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas. As such, we make clear the inevitable disruption during work like general and contract carpentry, home extensions, loft conversions and the installation of loft ladders. Our time-served builders and carpenters take every possible step to keep this disruption to a minimum, but we can’t eliminate it completely.
For the convenience of anyone considering their own home or loft extensions, or installing one of our loft ladders, we have outlined below what level of disruption you can expect.
Modern loft extensions in full compliance with current UK Building Regulations represent significant additions to homes, whether in Haywards Heath or any other location. As a result, a degree of disruption will occur. However, the level of disruption is far from consistent, and usually splits into two differing phases of the project.
During most of the project, our personnel access your property via scaffolding and a hatch built into the roof. Our carpentry and building company also passes any construction and carpentry materials through this same system. This allows us to work on loft conversions without any real need to enter your home.
Things change when the point of constructing the internal staircase for the new room arrives. Quite simply, this involves a significant amount of construction in your home’s interior. This involves noise, dust and the movement of people and materials. This process only takes 1 to 2 days, however, and only occurs in the final couple of weeks as most loft extensions reach completion.
With significantly less construction work required, loft ladders represent a much simpler installation when compared with loft conversions. The total length of a project differs depending on the situation at your individual property. In some cases, we may need to alter the size of a loft hatch to make it suitable for the ladder. However, in most cases, the existing hatch suffices.
Standard installation for loft ladders takes approximately 90 minutes, or even less. In cases that require new openings, additional loft flooring or the installation of Velux windows. Our carpentry and building company treats every home in Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas with care and respect, so we always lay protective dust sheeting too, further minimising disruption.
Naturally, home extensions have more in common with loft extensions than loft ladders. Due to their significant levels of carpentry and construction, we cannot avoid disruption. This ranges from an understandable sense of intrusion through to noise and dust. Like any reputable carpentry and building company, we highlight any concerns regarding disruption and prioritise solutions to minimise them.
Of course, every home, like every extension, has different qualities. As such, we tailor our approach for the most effective results. This can include hiring a port-a-loo, utilising the least disruptive access route and generally taking every measure possible to not pass through the house itself.
Property owners in Haywards Heath can rest assured, when it comes to construction and carpentry, we treat other people’s homes as we would want a carpentry and building company to treat ours.