How a Tin Hat Can Save A Loft Conversion Time and Money | Landmark Lofts

How a tin hat can save you time and money!

If you’re having a traditional loft conversion, adverse weather conditions, whether it’s heavy rain, high winds, frost or snow, can have a drastic effect on the building process. The unpredictable nature of nature means work on your loft conversion could grind to a halt in unfavourable weather conditions. This is why we offer a ‘tin hat’ service! Mostly used on rooftops during construction, a tin hat is simply a temporary corrugated aluminium roof, which provides the much-need protection for workers as they carry out their work. 

Alternatively, you can opt for one of our offsite-constructed modular loft conversions, offering you the same outstanding build quality and all-important space, but with an install time of just 14 days, drastically reducing the amount of time your home is without a roof and exposed to the elements. Because of this, tin hats are not necessary for a modular loft conversion.

Benefits of using a tin hat

  • It speeds up your build and increases construction efficiency, as it eliminates delaying work during severe weather conditions. Without a tin hat in place, the process can also be much more time consuming. Team members will need to tarpaulin the roof which can take up to two hours each day, and for an average loft conversion, that could result in four to six days of lost building time.
  • There are implications for safety. Rain is a great hazard if electrical work is being carried out on the roof, and a high quality tin hat is essential to protect workers.
  • It’s easy to assemble, and extremely beneficial as building work can continue during rain, snow and strong winds.
  • Another huge benefit relates to the temperature of the property. For families who continue to live in their home whilst work progresses, a tin hat keeps the property warmer.

Landmark Lofts offers a rent option for the tin hat service, with the average cost being £2,000, and this eliminates the stress of removing, selling or recycling your aluminium roof once your loft conversion is complete. In terms of timing, we advise our clients to consider using a tin hat for building works that take place between September and April, when our weather is most unpredictable.

Contact us to arrange a meeting if you would like to discuss how using an aluminium roof will make your loft conversion easier.

Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.

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