Loft Conversions Derby

  • Derby Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Derby Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Derby Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Derby Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Derby Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Derby Home Office in Loft
  • Derby Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Derby 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 Derby Planning Applications Derby

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

Planning Advice Derby 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 Derby 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local ApprovalDerby 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 Derby 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 Derby

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Derby

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

Loft Floors Derby

Floor Joists Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby 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

Roof Trusses Derby: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Derby 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 Derby 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

Derby Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Derby Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Derby
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 Derby 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

Dormers & Skylights Derby

Dormer Double Glazing Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby Dormer Conversions Derby

Loft Window Installation Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby

Stud Walling Derby 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 Derby 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

Derby Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Derby 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 Derby 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

Derby Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Thermal Loft Insulation Derby

Loft Insulation Derby 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 Derby

Builder Derby 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 Derby 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Derby

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

Plasterer Derby 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

Derby Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Stairs Derby: Staircase Installation

Staircase Installation Derby 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 Derby 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 Derby L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic Derby Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Loft-Attic Access Derby 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 Derby

Staircases Derby Stair Spindles Derby
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 Derby Handrails Derby
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

Derby Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Derby Flat Conversions Derby
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

Derby Fire Doors

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

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

Derby Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Derby property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Derby Concrete Tiles
  • Derby Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Derby UPVC Facias
  • Derby Lead Roof
  • Derby Roof Coatings
  • Derby Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Derby Skylights Fitted
  • Derby Roofing Repairs
  • Derby Facia Boards
  • Derby UPVC Gutterings
  • Derby Flat Roof Repairs
  • Derby Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Derby Bargeboards
  • Derby Ridge Tile
  • Derby Cowlings
  • Derby Velux Window Fitting
  • Derby Rainwater Soakaway
Electrics Derby

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

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

Derby Loft Beams

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

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