Lofts are often where things you don’t quite know what to do with end up. This is normally not an issue unless you have a loft conversion planned. At ABC Builders, we recommend preparing your space before work beings to ensure conversions run seamlessly. Having years of experience undertaking loft conversions in Chelsea and Fulham, Richmond and Kingston, our experts have learned some helpful tips to get you started. You can learn more about the successful projects we have completed by reading the testimonials from previous customers.
Cleaning out your loft can seem daunting if you don’t know where to start. Here, we cover a few of the ways to prepare your loft for converting, including:
Moving old furniture, boxes and outdated insulation will be dusty, so dress for the mess. Depending on the severity of the situation, we recommend wearing a dust mask. Your outfit may be a little warm and uncomfortable, but it is much better than inhaling the dust, debris and other harmful substances roaming around your loft. Goggles and gloves may also be necessary to protect yourself, especially if it has been a while and you’re not sure what’s all in the loft. A torch is also a key tool for loft clearing.
When preparing for loft conversions in and around Kingston and Richmond, there will likely be a variety of old memorabilia in the attic. From holiday souvenirs and broken gadgets to videos and impractical exercise equipment, there may be many old collections you no longer need. If an item has been left in your loft for a long time, you didn’t miss it and won’t have a place for it in your converted loft, it’s probably time to part with it.
Lofts are a favourite spot for various wildlife. Ranging from leaves and moths to wasps, bats and birds, it is a good idea to prepare for all types of pests. Some of these intruders may be dead, so best prepare for additional cleaning. If you have an active wasps nest, don’t be a hero and call pest control if needed.
Linking to old collections, preparing your loft for conversion can also lead to you discovering sentimental items. The key is figuring out which things to keep and which no longer have a place. An easy trap is ‘heirlooms’ that have been kept in previous generations’ lofts and maybe shouldn’t move into your new one. So, with items such as these and perhaps one too many children’s drawings, they could go in the chuck pile.
Of course, you don’t want to get too blasé and throw out much beloved belonging that you can’t figure out what to do with immediately. Finding the right balance of keeping the things you are emotionally attached to will help you clear the space. Once clearing has finished, the team at ABC Builders can come to homes in Kingston and Richmond and start work on loft conversions.