In this project, the TeleBeam system was installed in a two bedroom house, providing a vital third bedroom and bathroom in the roof space.
Converting the loft transformed the feeling of space in the property and provided much needed extra accommodation quickly and in a cost-effective way. This improvement considerably enhanced the value of the property without the cost and hassle of moving.
TeleBeam was installed from the outside using scaffolding (only access to one side of the eaves is needed, normally the side where the roof lights or dormers are to be installed). It required only three rows of tiles to be removed to allow the insertion of the beams. These were then inserted into roof space.
Manufactured from high-strength extruded aluminium, TeleBeam is light and easy to manhandle, drill and cut. It requires no temporary propping or support as it is installed before any of the ‘W’ braces are cut out from the trusses. Vertical stud walls are formed to support the rafters and then the braces are cut out and neatly trimmed off.
After the removal of the braces, the flooring is fixed directly to the TeleBeams, with no need for any additional floor joists. Installed and sound insulated, this is then ready for floor coverings to be laid.
In this project, the conversion unlocked a dark uninviting roof space into a light and airy bedroom full of character and charm. The area is accessed via a full-sized staircase making the additional space feel fully integrated with the rest of the house.
No planning permission was required for this work, only building regulation approval, and this was automatically accepted because Telebeam has building control national type approval from the Local Authority Building Control (LABC). The previous owners had applied for planning permission for a conventional two-storey extension and permission was refused.
Find out more about the TeleBeam system for loft conversions.