Loft Conversions Chelmsford

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Loft Attic Rooms Chelmsford

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 Chelmsford Planning Applications Chelmsford

Loft Accomodation Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford Local History Chelmsford
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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford Building Plans to Chelmsford Planning Department

Planning Advice Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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

Building Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion Chelmsford 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
Local ApprovalChelmsford 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Chelmsford

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

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

Loft Flooring Chelmsford

Floor Joists Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Chelmsford

Attic Alterations Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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

Loft Hatch Installation Chelmsford

Loft Staircases Chelmsford Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Chelmsford
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 Chelmsford 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

Chelmsford Loft Windows

Dormer Double Glazing Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford Dormer Roofs Chelmsford

uPVC Guttering Chelmsford New Fascias and Guttering
The exterior fascia boards are installed along with soffits and guttering to create a unified and weather proof roof structure
Loft Window Installation Chelmsford 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

Interior Loft Conversion Chelmsford

Loft Room Storage Chelmsford 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
Stud Walling Chelmsford Interior Stud Walls
The room layout is re-created according to the building plans with the construction of the interior stud walls

Chelmsford Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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

Chelmsford Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford

Loft Insulation Chelmsford 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

Chelmsford Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Chelmsford

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

Plasterer Chelmsford 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

Chelmsford Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Chelmsford 2nd Fix Joinery Chelmsford
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Chelmsford 2nd Fix Electrics Chelmsford
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 Chelmsford 2nd Fix Plumbing Chelmsford
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators

Loft Staircase Installation Chelmsford

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

Chelmsford Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Chelmsford Stair Spindles Chelmsford
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 Chelmsford Handrails Chelmsford
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

Chelmsford Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Chelmsford Flat Conversions Chelmsford
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

Chelmsford Fire Doors

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

Roofers Chelmsford

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Chelmsford area

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

Chelmsford Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Chelmsford property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

  • Chelmsford Pre Constructed Trusses
  • Chelmsford Room in Loft Trusses
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  • Chelmsford Bargeboards
  • Chelmsford Soffits
  • Chelmsford UPVC Facias
  • Chelmsford Replacement Wall Panels
  • Chelmsford Replacement Cladding
  • Chelmsford PVC Cladding

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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


  • Chelmsford Roofing Repairs
  • Chelmsford Rainwater Soakaway
  • Chelmsford Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Chelmsford Flat Roof Repairs
  • Chelmsford UPVC Gutterings
  • Chelmsford Bargeboards
  • Chelmsford Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Chelmsford Facia Boards
  • Chelmsford Ridge Tile
  • Chelmsford Cowlings
  • Chelmsford Velux Window Fitting
  • Chelmsford Cladding
  • Chelmsford Skylights Fitted
  • Chelmsford UPVC Facias
  • Chelmsford Concrete Tiles
  • Chelmsford Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Chelmsford Leaking Guttering Replaced
Wiring Chelmsford

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

Felting Chelmsford
  • Chelmsford Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Chelmsford Outbuilding Roofs
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Loft Beams Chelmsford

  • Chelmsford Plywood Box Beams
  • Chelmsford Steel Beams
  • Chelmsford Flitch Beams
Chelmsford Felting
  • Chelmsford Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Chelmsford Metal Lattice Beams
  • Chelmsford New Felt Roofs
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Chelmsford Slate Roofing

Resources for a new Slate Roofing access point Chelmsford