Loft Conversions Chester

  • Chester Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Chester Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Chester Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Chester Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Chester Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Chester Home Office in Loft
  • Chester Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Chester 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 Chester Planning Permission Chester

Loft Hatch Chester 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
Building History Chester Local History Chester
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 Accomodation Chester 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

Submitting Chester Building Plans to Chester Planning Department

Planning Advice Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester 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 ApprovalChester 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

Chester Loft Conversion Plans

Building Plans Chester Initial Home Improvement Plans Chester
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 Chester Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Chester
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 Chester 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

Chester Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Chester Loft Floors

Floor Joists Chester Will The Loft Floor Be Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists then cope with a much greater weight loading hence will need to be strengthened

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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Chester

Attic Alterations Chester 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 Chester 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

Chester Loft Hatch Fitting

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

Chester Dormers & Skylights

Dormer Double Glazing Chester 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 Chester 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 Chester Dormer Construction Chester

uPVC Guttering Chester 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 Chester 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

Chester Internal Loft Conversion

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

First Fix Trades Chester

Electrician Chester 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 Chester 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

Chester Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows Chester 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 Chester uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening

Chester Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Chester 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 Chester

Builder Chester 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 Chester 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

Loft Joinery Chester

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

Plasterer Chester 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

Second Fix Trades Chester

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

Loft Stairs Chester: Staircase Installation

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

Chester Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Chester Stair Spindles Chester
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 Chester Handrails Chester
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 Chester

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Chester Flat Conversions Chester
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

Loft Conversions Chester Fire Doors

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

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Chester area

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

Chester Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Chester property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Guttering & Roofing

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

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

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

Loft Beams Chester

  • Chester Flitch Beams
  • Chester Plywood Box Beams
  • Chester Steel Beams
Chester Felting
  • Chester Metal Lattice Beams
  • Chester Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Chester New Felt Roofs
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Chester Roof Trusses

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