Loft Conversions Cardiff

  • Cardiff Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Cardiff Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Cardiff Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Cardiff Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Cardiff Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Cardiff Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Cardiff Home Office in Loft

Cardiff Roof Space Rooms

Use your home to provide the best possible living space by building 2 or 3 extra bedrooms within your existing loft space

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Planning Department Cardiff Planning Applications Cardiff

Loft Accomodation Cardiff 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 Cardiff Local History Cardiff
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 Cardiff 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 Building Plans Cardiff Planning Department Cardiff

Planning Help Cardiff 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
Planning Advice Cardiff 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

Building Neighbourly Relations

Local ApprovalCardiff 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 Cardiff 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Cardiff

Dormer Construction Plans Cardiff Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Cardiff
If you can incorporate dormer windows into your loft alteration then you can increase the available floor space within any loft rooms
Building Plans Cardiff Initial Home Improvement Plans Cardiff
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
Loft Construction Plans Cardiff 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

Cardiff Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

Meeting Plans Cardiff 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 Cardiff and can get advice on what is involved including a cost estimate for your building work or loft conversion
Expert Architectural Plans Cardiff Loft-Attic Plans Cardiff
Time to call in the experts - You are now ready to get help from Loft conversion and extension experts

Cardiff Loft Floors

Floor Joists Cardiff 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

Floor Support Cardiff 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
Wooden & Steel Beams Cardiff 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
Sound Insulation Cardiff 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 Joists Cardiff Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required

Construction: Trussed Rafters Cardiff

Attic Alterations Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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

Cardiff Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Hatch Opening Cardiff 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
Loft Staircases Cardiff Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Cardiff
Compact Spiral staircases and other permanent staircases will need building regulation compliance to ensure the structure remains safe and complies with fire regulations

Loft Windows Cardiff

Dormer Double Glazing Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 Cardiff Dormer Conversions Cardiff

Loft Window Installation Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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 Alterations Cardiff

Stud Walling Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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

Cardiff First Fix Trades

Electrician Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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

Double Glazing Cardiff: Lofts & Attics

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

Loft Insulation Cardiff

Loft Insulation Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Ensuite Cardiff 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
Builder Cardiff 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

Cardiff Joinery - Loft Construction

Replacement Skirting Boards Cardiff 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 Cardiff Door Casing
Depending on the desired finish, softwood door casings will be fitted to create the door openings and walkways
Joinery Services Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Plasterer Cardiff 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

Cardiff Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Stairs Cardiff: Staircase Installation

Staircase Installation Cardiff Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Loft-Attic Access Cardiff Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Joinery Services Cardiff 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 Cardiff L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic Cardiff Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees

Handrails & Spindles Cardiff

Staircases Cardiff Stair Spindles Cardiff
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 Cardiff Handrails Cardiff
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

Upstairs Flat Conversions Cardiff

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Cardiff Flat Conversions Cardiff
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

Cardiff Fire Doors

Bungalow Conversions Cardiff Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Cardiff: Fire Doors
Generally when converting a single storey bungalow to a 2-storey property normal interior doors will be acceptable
Home Conversion Cardiff 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Cardiff
Converting a home in the Cardiff area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors
 Cardiff Fire Resistant Doors Cardiff
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 Cardiff area

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  • Cardiff Office Modernisation
  • Cardiff Factory Buildings
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  • Office Storage Cardiff Carpentry & Joinery
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  • Stud Walls Cardiff Plasterboarding & Skimming
  • Commercial Heating Systems Cardiff Plumbing & Gas Fitting
  • Industrial Electrician Cardiff Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Cardiff Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Cardiff property renovation and alteration services:

  • Cardiff Attic Rooms
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  • Cardiff Building Maintenance
  • Cardiff Ground Floor Extensions

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Trusses: Timber

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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Cardiff Soffits
  • Cardiff Roofing Repairs
  • Cardiff Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Cardiff Roof Coatings
  • Cardiff Rainwater Soakaway
  • Cardiff Bargeboards
  • Cardiff UPVC Facias
  • Cardiff Cowlings
  • Cardiff Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Cardiff Facia Boards
  • Cardiff Lead Roof
  • Cardiff Flat Roof Repairs
  • Cardiff Cladding
  • Cardiff Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Cardiff UPVC Gutterings
  • Cardiff Concrete Tiles
  • Cardiff Velux Window Fitting
Rewiring Cardiff

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

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

Cardiff Loft Beams

  • Cardiff Plywood Box Beams
  • Cardiff Flitch Beams
  • Cardiff Steel Beams
Felting Cardiff
  • Cardiff Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Cardiff Metal Lattice Beams
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Cardiff Roof Trusses

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