Loft conversionI am still constantly surprised at how many clients who have embarked on loft conversions spend all their time focusing on the physical layout and leave the lighting to last. When most people start the process of designing their new loft, they either mentally or with the help of an architect, envisage this perfect practical space, but don’t realise that if they don’t get their lighting right there will be no magical transformation!

Lighting can be critical to the overall success of your loft conversion, especially as loft spaces are often unusually shaped and natural daylight can be limited. If the loft is going to double up as a spare bedroom and work space then task (reading, working) and accent (to add atmosphere) lighting needs to be carefully considered. And if daylight is a problem, then ambient (substituting for daylight) lighting is important to keep the space usable during the day.

I also find that a lot of our clients don’t know that SOR Electrical are not just electrical contractors, but have extensive experience in lighting design as well. We specialise in offering an all-inclusive holistic lighting service including the design, supply, and full installation by our qualified electricians.

We’re also quite happy to work with a client’s existing architect, or with their lighting or interior designer to ensure that the loft conversion achieves its maximum potential.

The loft’s electrical installation will also need to comply with building regulations. Some clients are often not aware that their loft conversion’s electrical installation must be designed, installed, tested and certified to BS 7671 by a qualified electrician in compliance with Approved Document P of the Building Regulations. The installation, testing and certification of your loft’s electrics can be done by one of SOR Electrical’s qualified electricians who will provide you with a BS 7671 compliant electrical installation certificate which must be forwarded to the Building Control surveyor for approval so the Building Control completion certificate can be issued.

So whether you just need us to do your electrical installation for your loft conversion, or would like to involve our complete lighting design and installation service from the start, please do not hesitate to give SOR Electrical a call for more info and a quote.

If you would like to read more about our electrical installation and lighting design services, please check out our services pages.

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