Loft update


Spent some more time up in the loft in between finishing Abel’s room and finally managed to get the stud work in place ready for putting plasterboard on. At least once that’s done it’ll start to look more like a room. πŸ˜‰

Another busy loft and DIY day


It’s been a long day but I’ve managed to get a fair amount of work done today. I’ve now managed to insulate between the new joists and get half of the loft boards screwed down on top. Just need to lay some lighting cable and install some pipe for the radiator which will be installed once the stud partition wall has been built. Perhaps I’ll get a chance to do this at the weekend but we’ll have to see how things pan out with cabling and plumbing. πŸ™‚

Abel's room

I also managed to complete painting the ceiling in Abel’s room and got a first coat of paint onto two walls. Hopefully I can complete this in the evenings this week so I can concentrate on making further progress in the loft.

Joists installed into the loft

Joists installed

So, Rob and Fred came back from C&T Building Services to complete the next stage in our loft conversion. The new 7×3 joists were inserted into existing steels previously installed and now that this is completed I can continue with the rest of the project myself. I would have attempted it myself but life is a little more hectic now that little Abel has arrived. πŸ™‚

Steel put into the loft

Steel support

We finally had the steel loft supports installed today and Rob & Fred from C and T Building Services did a fantastic job in one day. Now that those are installed, we can then think about getting the new floor joists in so I can then continue finishing the room which will be turned into my office / spare room. We’re going to eventually get stairs put in but for the time being I’m going to apply for building regs by getting the plans approved by the local council. This means that all the work will conform to the current building regulations which should make our lives easier when we come to sell (if we ever do). πŸ˜‰

Steel in the party wall