You are of course under no obligation to choose Enfield Loft Services for your loft conversion, and if for any reason you choose not to, then let me give you some advice on what to look out for with your chosen contractor. There are millions of homeowners who do not have the first idea about what to look for with construction work . They just put their trust in the people chosen and part with tens of thousands of pounds of well saved or hard earned cash to unscrupulous builders only to have to pay again at a later date to have the work corrected. To those with untrained eyes everything may look ok. But to those of us who know what to look for its quite shocking to see some of the finished projects (thank goodness for tv programs like "Cowboy builders"). Unfortunately due to the fact that there are so many "bad builders" in this industry, a lot of the time we are all tarred with the same brush and have to earn your trust
Whilst doing some research and checking the loft conversions that already exist in Enfield, I decided to take some photos and upload them to my website so that I can share with you some common errors in workmanship. You will also be able to refer to any of these photos if you think your chosen contractor has made the same mistakes. These photos were all taken in Enfield.
This dormer is not watertight. There is far too much top tile showing and it should be covered either by a lead apron or a course of top/eave tiles. The reason for this is that the top of the 2nd tile down (under the top tile) will not be covered by the (white) fascia board as it should be.
The rainwater downpipe on this dormer has been stopped quite short of the gutter. In the event of a severe downpour, it is likely that the water will splash over the sides. This could cause damp problems in the walls of the house. The pipe should be a few inches longer so that the water flows out nicely causing a continuous flow into the gutter.
The next 6 photos are of possibly the worst loft conversion I have ever seen (and any other decent loft conversion companies that have taken a quick peek at this site will agree!). This really is a case of cowboy builders!