Loft Conversions Coventry

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Loft Attic Rooms Coventry

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 Coventry Planning Permission Coventry

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

Planning Advice Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry 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 ApprovalCoventry 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

Drawing Building Plans Coventry

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

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

Loft Flooring Coventry

Floor Joists Coventry 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 Coventry 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
Sound Insulation Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry

Attic Alterations Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry

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

Coventry Dormers & Skylights

Dormer Double Glazing Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry Dormer Construction Coventry

Loft Window Installation Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry

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

Coventry Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry: Lofts & Attics

Dormer PVC Windows Coventry 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 Coventry uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units

Loft Insulation Coventry

Loft Insulation Coventry 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

Coventry Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Coventry 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 Coventry 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

Coventry Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Coventry

Plasterer Coventry 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

Coventry Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Coventry 2nd Fix Joinery Coventry
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Coventry 2nd Fix Electrics Coventry
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 Coventry 2nd Fix Plumbing Coventry
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 Fitting Coventry

Staircase Installation Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Coventry 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 Coventry 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 Coventry

Staircases Coventry Stair Spindles Coventry
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 Coventry Handrails Coventry
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 Coventry

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Coventry Flat Conversions Coventry
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

Fire Doors Coventry

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Coventry area

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Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Coventry property renovation and alteration services:

  • Coventry Attic Rooms
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  • Coventry Roofing Services
  • Coventry Building Maintenance
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Trusses: Timber

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Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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Windows - Roof Lights
  • Coventry Skylights Fitted
  • Coventry Replacement Windows
  • Coventry Velux Windows Installed
Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • Coventry Broken Tiles Replaced
  • Coventry Ridge tiles re-pointed
  • Coventry New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Coventry Building Insurance Estimates
Flat Roof Repairs
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Roof Tiles Coventry
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New Roofs

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  • Coventry Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced

Roof Windows

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  • Coventry Chimney Chimney Repointing
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  • Coventry Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
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  • Coventry Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented
  • Coventry Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced

Guttering & Roofing

  • Coventry Roof Coatings
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  • Coventry Flat Roof Repairs
  • Coventry Cladding
  • Coventry Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Coventry Skylights Fitted
  • Coventry Concrete Tiles
  • Coventry Roofing Repairs
  • Coventry Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Coventry Bargeboards
  • Coventry Ridge Tile
  • Coventry Facia Boards
  • Coventry Rainwater Soakaway
  • Coventry UPVC Facias
  • Coventry Soffits
  • Coventry Lead Roof
  • Coventry UPVC Gutterings
Rewiring Coventry

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Felting Coventry
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Coventry Loft Beams

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Coventry Felting
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