Haven’t posted for a while because been so busy with doing lofts this year so a quick post just to go though what’s been going on at CLC in 2021.

So we were commissioned to carry out a loft conversion at Defoe Rd this conversions was a big one with a flat dormer en-suite and some alterations to walls and making new openings downstairs.

The loft conversion also incorporated new cupboards in the sloping part of the roof and two large flying mullion windows and a pair of Keylite windows side by side.

So below we can see a few images of the loft at different stages of the build I will update these fully when the bathroom is complete next week.

We have all been carry out many garden rooms through our sister company CLS but will post on our other website and link back to this post.

Loft being fitted with multi foil and first fix electrics
Loft being fitted with multi foil and first fix electrics


Staris fitted with spindles and balustrades
Stairs fitted with spindles and balustrades


Roof watertight with three layer felt
Roof watertight with three layer felt


Loft plastered with side by side Keylite windows
Loft plastered with side by side Keylite windows

We can see the loft on construction at various stages of the build the build took around 3 months as there were walls to move downstairs and openings to cut out but as we can see the end result is outstanding if you would like a quote for a conversion like this don’t hesitate to contact us

We are still carrying out loft conversions and building projects in and around the Suffolk and Ipswich area specialising in making attic conversions for growing families in a cost effective way.

Converting a loft is by no means a simple operation but it can be made easier with the correct planning and organisation  the methods of building loft conversions have also changed with the introduction of engineered joists and GLUELAM beams (these are timber load bearing beams laminated  with composite materials for extra strength) these can often mitigate the need for heavy duty steels within the alteration of a roof therefore saving time and money on the build cost.

Many architects stick to the same methods because of the only relatively recent introduction of these high grade composite materials  but what many architects do not realize is that many local authorities  accept the manufacturers calculations for these composite materials and beams without the need for structural engineers although in some instances they would need to be involved in  the process.

There is still a use for steels within loft conversions but in my opinion with the introduction of high quality timber joisting systems as mentioned in my previous posts here the lifting of these materials using cranes is not needed so costing less and simplifying the construction of your loft conversion.


As we are Loft conversion specialists Ipswich we like to post information about what we do to engage with our customers and clients about the process and regulations that can help clients decide what type of loft conversion they need and how to achieve it.

We tend to tell customers that now that we have engineered timber joists these can often do away with steel beams wich are heavy and expensive to install often needing road closures and cranes to lift them into position this in my opinion is the “old way” and engineered joists like the I joist system have many benefits over steels.

Look here if you wish to have more information on www.jji-joists.co.uk


These types of joist can span up to eight meters which is  more than adequate for most loft conversion although they do cost they simplify making rooms in your existing roof, another way to save on space is to use space blanket a thermal quilt which provide the equivalent of 400mm if insulation this mean that your u values will be excellent and you will save space and energy.

We recommend using the latest building techniques because they save time and money for our clients and they are easier to install so the project is completed quicker.

Thanks for reading.


Call Now Button