Loft Conversions Bradford

  • Bradford Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Bradford Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Bradford Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Bradford Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Bradford Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Bradford Home Office in Loft
  • Bradford Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Bradford Roof Space Rooms

Lofts can add a new dimension to home living by creating 2,3 or more new rooms & adding extra living space to your property

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Planning Department Bradford Planning Applications Bradford

Loft Accomodation Bradford What type of living space do you want?
Think of how you want to use any extra living space: Master Bedroom with ensuite, Children's Bedrooms, Storage, Office Space, Dining Room or Large Kitchen
Building History Bradford Local History Bradford
Take a look at neighbouring houses in your street and locale; use a notebook to record what kind of alterations have been allowed then make a rough plan of the type of loft conversion you want
Loft Hatch Bradford How much extra living space do you want?
Rather than purely convert your loft area it's worth considering how much extra space you want or need and decide if a loft conversion, extension or both may be required

Submitting Bradford Building Plans to Bradford Planning Department

Planning Advice Bradford Contact Your Local Planning Department
Talk to your local planning department and ask if they will meet with you to discuss their current policies regarding extensions and alterations to your property
Planning Help Bradford Help From Your Planning Office
They handle many planning applications and know which applications are approved and which are rejected; Use their knowledge to short-list the type of property developments that are likely to be approved and use this as your strating point when considering a loft conversion or extension to your home

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local ApprovalBradford Do your neighbours approve?
If your neighbours have no problems with your idea or you can agree on the areas likely to raise objections then you're less likely to have a neighbour complain when the planning department contacts them once you submit your planning application
Local Opinion Bradford How Do Your Neighbours Feel?
Talk to your neighbours about your plans and ask them if they have any objections before you begin consulting about building plans

Drawing Building Plans Bradford

Loft Construction Plans Bradford Available Loft Space
Standing room is important so you need to get a reasonably accurate idea of the available loft space where you can stand upright
Building Plans Bradford Initial Home Improvement Plans Bradford
Once you have a clear idea about the type of loft extension or conversion it's time to make initial sketches and plans of the room sizes and types you want - Base your initial plans on existing rooms so you can have a better idea of how the space can work
Dormer Construction Plans Bradford Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Bradford
If you can incorporate dormer windows into your loft alteration then you can increase the available floor space within any loft rooms

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Bradford

Expert Architectural Plans Bradford Loft-Attic Plans Bradford
Time to call in the experts - You are now ready to get help from Loft conversion and extension experts
Meeting Plans Bradford Talking Through The Building Process
Ask someone to visit your home and go through your ideas so you feel comfortable with the planning permission and home alteration process for Bradford and can get advice on what is involved including a cost estimate for your building work or loft conversion

Loft Floors Bradford

Floor Joists Bradford Will I need to modify the loft floor-ceiling joists?
The old Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists within the loft and will need strenghtening to handle the extra weight loading

Sound Insulation Bradford Loft Sound Proofing and Fire Protection
If the loft is to be used as an additional living space then the floor will need to incorporate sound proofing materials and fire protection
Wooden & Steel Beams Bradford Wooden or Steel Support Beams
In order to ensure the loft is sturdy enough to handle storage and living requirements; the floor should be strengthened with additional wooden or steel beams to spread the additional load of a loft room
Wooden Joists Bradford Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Floor Support Bradford Strengthening your loft floor
Most modern lofts were only designed to support ceilings and occasional loft access and would not take the weight of a loft floor with storage or furniture hence without warping and damaging the ceiling below

Roof Trusses Bradford: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Bradford Opening out the loft space
If there is sufficient loft height to create a serviceable room; then building regulations allow for trussed rafters to be replaced with an alternative roof support system that opens out the loft area
Attic Layout Bradford Dwarf Walls and Loft Room Layout
As the attic-loft area is converted; the walls to create the new room layout will be constructed in the roof space: rafters and ridge beams will be upgraded and altered as required to maintain a solid integral roof and then the old roof trusses will be removed

Bradford Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Bradford Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Bradford
Compact Spiral staircases and other permanent staircases will need building regulation compliance to ensure the structure remains safe and complies with fire regulations
Loft Hatch Opening Bradford Loft Hatches for Occasional Access
If you want the loft hatch openend up and a retractable folding ladder-staircase then planning permission should not be needed

Dormers & Skylights Bradford

Dormer Double Glazing Bradford Dormer Loft Windows
Altering the outline of your roof by building a dormer window opening or similar roof alteration to increase the usable loft living space will require planning consent from the local authority and compliance with any additional local bye-laws and caveats
Loft Double Glazing Bradford Flush Fitting Loft Windows
Velux windows and similar flush fitting windows for roofs may be allowed without planning permission as they do not materially alter the roof outline

Bungalow Bradford Dormer Conversions Bradford

Loft Window Installation Bradford Removing Roof Sections
The area of the roof to take the new dormer is removed and a dormer frame is constructed in-situ then strengthened with a skin of plywood, insulated and protected before completing the roof and flashing as designed and agreed
uPVC Guttering Bradford New Fascias and Guttering
The exterior fascia boards are installed along with soffits and guttering to create a unified and weather proof roof structure

Interior Loft Conversion Bradford

Stud Walling Bradford Interior Stud Walls
The room layout is re-created according to the building plans with the construction of the interior stud walls
Loft Room Storage Bradford Loft Room Development
Depending upon the design the layout will allow for bedrooms, office space, an ensuite shower or bathroom, walk-in wardrobes so that the timber stud work is ready for the next stage

Bradford Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Bradford First Fix Loft Electrical Installation
Wiring for lights, switches and sockets will be made ready and additional heavy duty cable installed for a shower unit, whirpool bath etc
Plumber Bradford First Fix Loft Plumbing Installation
Toilet, Bath, Shower and Sink locations will be marked on the plans and the appropriate waste pipes and water pipes will be installed; central heating radiators will also require installation of appropriate pipework to connect into the heating system

Bradford Double Glazing: Lofts

Dormer PVC Windows Bradford uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening
Flush Fit LOft Windows Bradford uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units

Thermal Loft Insulation Bradford

Loft Insulation Bradford Insulating the pitched roof
Insulation can be fitted between the rafters or within the stud walls of the conversion to ensure the the loft space complies with modern insulation requirements

Loft Plasterboarding Bradford

Builder Bradford Wall boards
With insulation, 1st fix plumbing and electricals in place the rooms can be plasterboarded and the individual loft areas made ready for plastering and joinery
Ensuite Bradford Showers and Bathrooms
If the room is going to be finished as a wet room then the appropriate boards can be applied to create a waterproof shell

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Bradford

Replacement Skirting Boards Bradford Skirting Boards
There are a huge variety of skirting boards available from narrow modern designs to the large fancy Victorian designs: Hardwood,softwood and mdf type skirting complete the popular choices
Interior Doors Bradford Door Casing
Depending on the desired finish, softwood door casings will be fitted to create the door openings and walkways
Joinery Services Bradford Door Architraves
The architrave of choice will be fitted to complete the door openings - There are a vast range of architrave sets while usually a simple to maintain softwood architrave is fitted

Loft Plastering Bradford

Plasterer Bradford Skimming and Finishing
As with most building construction, the finishing trades start the transformation from building shell to home; plastering the walls and ceilings completes the first first fix stage

Bradford Second Fix Trades

New Electrical Sockets Bradford 2nd Fix Electrics Bradford
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)
Shower Installation Bradford 2nd Fix Plumbing Bradford
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators
Door Furniture Fitting Bradford 2nd Fix Joinery Bradford
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space

Loft Stairs Bradford: Staircase Installation

Staircase Installation Bradford Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Joinery Services Bradford Spiral Staircases
There's something quite exciting about a spiral staircase rotating its way into the loft space
Most spiral staircases are custom made in wood, steel, or mixed materials and come ready made to fit the specified loft opening
Spiral diameter, step height and rotation direction are all worked out in advance
Attic Stairs Services Bradford L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic Bradford Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Loft-Attic Access Bradford Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build

Handrails & Spindles Bradford

Staircases Bradford Stair Spindles Bradford
An open effect can be achieved with glass panels instead of individual wooden, wrought iron or metal spindles or wooden panels
There's such a variety of spindle shape choice that 2 loft converions rarely use the same choice except for wall mounted hand rails
Staircase Fitting Bradford Handrails Bradford
Modern handrails for staircases and landings are available in a variety of profiles and maaterials with Hardwood, oak and pine being the most commonly used

Bradford Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Bradford Flat Conversions Bradford
Depending upon the agreements covering the property and/or lease regarding loft space; it is perfectly feasible to convert the top floor flat into a twin level dwelling by adding a loft conversion

Bradford Fire Doors

Home Conversion Bradford 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Bradford
Converting a home in the Bradford area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors
Bungalow Conversions Bradford Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Bradford: Fire Doors
Generally when converting a single storey bungalow to a 2-storey property normal interior doors will be acceptable
 Bradford Fire Resistant Doors Bradford
When needing to replace existing interior doors with fire doors due to a loft conversion; the ground floor and first floor rooms off the main landing will need upgrading and a higher rated door used into the attic conversion itself

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Bradford area

  • Bradford Shop Fitting
  • Bradford Rented Property Maintenance
  • Bradford Office Modernisation
  • Bradford Factory Buildings
  • Bradford Mezzanine Floors

Bradford Builder:

  • Office Storage Bradford Carpentry & Joinery
  • Outbuilding Conversion Bradford Bricklaying
  • Stud Walls Bradford Plasterboarding & Skimming
  • Commercial Heating Systems Bradford Plumbing & Gas Fitting
  • Industrial Electrician Bradford Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Bradford Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Bradford property renovation and alteration services:

  • Bradford Attic Rooms
  • Bradford Dormer Conversions
  • Bradford Roofing Services
  • Bradford Building Maintenance
  • Bradford Ground Floor Extensions

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Bradford

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Trusses: Timber

  • Bradford On Site Truss Construction
  • Bradford Pre Constructed Trusses
  • Bradford Room in Loft Trusses

Fascias & Cladding

  • Bradford Soffits
  • Bradford UPVC Facias
  • Bradford PVC Cladding
  • Bradford Replacement Cladding
  • Bradford Replacement Wall Panels
  • Bradford Bargeboards

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

  • Bradford UPVC Hoppers
  • Bradford Replace old Guttering
  • Bradford Rainwater Collection
  • Bradford UPVC Drain Covers
  • Bradford UPVC Guttering
  • Bradford UPVC Downcomers
Windows - Skylights
  • Bradford Replacement Windows
  • Bradford Skylights Fitted
  • Bradford Velux Windows Installed
Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • Bradford Broken Tiles Replaced
  • Bradford New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Bradford Building Insurance Estimates
  • Bradford Ridge tiles re-pointed
Bradford Flat Roofs
  • Bradford polyester
  • Bradford Flat To Pitched Conversion
  • Bradford high performance - HP
  • Bradford elastomeric
  • Bradford polymer-modified
  • Bradford Reinforced Bitumen
  • Bradford high tensile - HT
Roofing Tiles
  • Bradford Slate Tiles
  • Bradford Ridge Tiles
  • Bradford Wood Shingles
  • Bradford Corrugated Roofs
  • Bradford Cement Tiles
  • Bradford Clay Tiles
  • Bradford Bitumen Felt Shingles

New Roof Fitting

  • Bradford Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • Bradford Flat Roofs
  • Bradford Pitched Roofs
  • Bradford Outbuilding Refurbishment

Roof Windows

  • Bradford Flush Fit Windows
  • Bradford uPVC Windows
  • Bradford Replacement Windows
  • Bradford Dormer Windows
  • Bradford Velux Windows
  • Bradford Skylights

Chimney & Flue

  • Bradford Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Bradford Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Bradford Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • Bradford Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • Bradford Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented
  • Bradford Chimney Chimney Repointing

Guttering & Roofing

  • Bradford Concrete Tiles
  • Bradford Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Bradford UPVC Facias
  • Bradford Lead Roof
  • Bradford Roof Coatings
  • Bradford Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Bradford Skylights Fitted
  • Bradford Roofing Repairs
  • Bradford Facia Boards
  • Bradford UPVC Gutterings
  • Bradford Flat Roof Repairs
  • Bradford Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Bradford Bargeboards
  • Bradford Ridge Tile
  • Bradford Cowlings
  • Bradford Velux Window Fitting
  • Bradford Rainwater Soakaway
Electrics Bradford

Loft Rewiring Bradford: Sockets, Lights and Shower cable installation Bradford

Bradford Felting
  • Bradford Outbuilding Roofs
  • Bradford New Felt Roofs
  • Bradford Roofing Felt Replaced

Bradford Loft Beams

  • Bradford Plywood Box Beams
  • Bradford Steel Beams
  • Bradford Flitch Beams
Bradford Felting
  • Bradford Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Bradford Metal Lattice Beams
  • Bradford New Felt Roofs
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Bradford Concrete

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