Loft Conversions Dudley

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  • Dudley Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Dudley Roof Space Rooms

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 Dudley Planning Permission Dudley

Loft Hatch Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley Local History Dudley
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 Dudley Building Plans to Dudley Planning Department

Planning Advice Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley 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 ApprovalDudley 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 Dudley

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Dudley

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

Loft Floors Dudley

Floor Joists Dudley 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

Wooden & Steel Beams Dudley 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
Sound Insulation Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Dudley

Attic Alterations Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Access Dudley

Loft Staircases Dudley Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Dudley
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 Dudley 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

Dudley Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley Dormer Conversions Dudley

uPVC Guttering Dudley 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 Dudley 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

Dudley Internal Loft Conversion

Stud Walling Dudley 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 Dudley 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

First Fix Trades Dudley

Electrician Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley: Lofts & Attics

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

Dudley Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Dudley 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

Dudley Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley

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

Dudley Loft Plastering

Plasterer Dudley 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

Dudley Second Fix Trades

Shower Installation Dudley 2nd Fix Plumbing Dudley
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 Dudley 2nd Fix Electrics Dudley
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 Dudley 2nd Fix Joinery Dudley
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space

Dudley Staircases: Loft Access

Stairways to Attic Dudley 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 Dudley 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 Dudley L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Dudley 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 Dudley Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run

Handrails & Spindles Dudley

Staircases Dudley Stair Spindles Dudley
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 Dudley Handrails Dudley
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

Dudley Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Dudley Flat Conversions Dudley
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 Dudley Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties
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Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Dudley area

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  • Industrial Electrician Dudley Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Dudley Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

Dudley property renovation and alteration services:

  • Dudley Attic Rooms
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  • Dudley Roofing Services
  • Dudley Building Maintenance
  • Dudley Ground Floor Extensions

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Timber Trusses

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

Facias

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

Guttering:
Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Roofline:Gutters

  • Dudley UPVC Facias
  • Dudley Skylights Fitted
  • Dudley Flat Roof Repairs
  • Dudley Concrete Tiles
  • Dudley Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Dudley Cowlings
  • Dudley Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Dudley UPVC Gutterings
  • Dudley Velux Window Fitting
  • Dudley Bargeboards
  • Dudley Rainwater Soakaway
  • Dudley Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Dudley Roof Coatings
  • Dudley Soffits
  • Dudley Lead Roof
  • Dudley Facia Boards
  • Dudley Roofing Repairs
Rewiring Dudley

Loft Rewiring, socket and light fitting installation, shower cables installed Dudley

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

Loft Beams Dudley

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