Loft Conversions Croydon

  • Croydon Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Croydon Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Croydon Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Croydon Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Croydon Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Croydon Home Office in Loft
  • Croydon Dormer Bungalow Conversions

Roofspace Rooms Croydon

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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Croydon Planning Department Croydon Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Croydon 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
Loft Accomodation Croydon 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 Croydon Local History Croydon
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

Submitting Building Plans Croydon Planning Department Croydon

Planning Advice Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Confidence with Neighbours

Local ApprovalCroydon 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 Croydon 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 Croydon

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

Croydon Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Croydon Loft Floors

Floor Joists Croydon Old Ceiling Joists New Loft Floor Joists: Are They Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists have to carry very little weight compared to a floor joist hence the joists in your loft will need to be strengthened

Wooden & Steel Beams Croydon 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
Floor Support Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Croydon

Attic Layout Croydon 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
Attic Alterations Croydon 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

Loft Access Croydon

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

Dormers & Skylights Croydon

Loft Double Glazing Croydon 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
Dormer Double Glazing Croydon 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

Bungalow Croydon Dormer Roof Conversions Croydon

uPVC Guttering Croydon 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 Croydon 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

Croydon Internal Loft Conversion

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

Croydon First Fix Trades

Plumber Croydon 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
Electrician Croydon 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

Croydon Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Croydon Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Croydon 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

Croydon Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Croydon

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

Loft Plastering Croydon

Plasterer Croydon 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

Croydon Second Fix Trades

Shower Installation Croydon 2nd Fix Plumbing Croydon
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 Croydon 2nd Fix Electrics Croydon
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)
Door Furniture Fitting Croydon 2nd Fix Joinery Croydon
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space

Croydon Staircases: Loft Access

Stairways to Attic Croydon 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 Croydon L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Croydon 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 Croydon 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 Croydon 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

Croydon Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Croydon Handrails Croydon
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
Staircases Croydon Stair Spindles Croydon
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Croydon Flat Conversions Croydon
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

Croydon Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Croydon

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Croydon area

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

Croydon Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Croydon property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Croydon Lead Roof
  • Croydon Cowlings
  • Croydon Roof Coatings
  • Croydon Ridge Tile
  • Croydon Facia Boards
  • Croydon Flat Roof Repairs
  • Croydon Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Croydon Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Croydon Concrete Tiles
  • Croydon Bargeboards
  • Croydon Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Croydon Cladding
  • Croydon UPVC Facias
  • Croydon Soffits
  • Croydon Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Croydon Rainwater Soakaway
  • Croydon Roofing Repairs
Croydon Wiring

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

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

Loft Beams Croydon

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