Loft Conversions Halifax

  • Halifax Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Halifax Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Halifax Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Halifax Loft Plans and Planning Applications
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Loft Attic Rooms Halifax

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 Halifax Planning Permission Halifax

Loft Hatch Halifax 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 Halifax Local History Halifax
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 Halifax 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 Building Plans Halifax Planning Department Halifax

Planning Advice Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Opinion Halifax 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 ApprovalHalifax 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 Halifax

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

Halifax Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Halifax

Floor Joists Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Joists Halifax Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Wooden & Steel Beams Halifax 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 Halifax 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

Roof Trusses Halifax: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax

Loft Hatch Opening Halifax 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 Halifax Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Halifax
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 Halifax

Dormer Double Glazing Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax Dormer Roofs Halifax

uPVC Guttering Halifax 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 Halifax 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

Interior Loft Alterations Halifax

Loft Room Storage Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax

Electrician Halifax 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 Halifax 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 Halifax: Lofts & Attics

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

Halifax Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Halifax 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 Halifax

Builder Halifax 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 Halifax 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

Halifax Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Halifax Loft Plastering

Plasterer Halifax 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

Halifax Second Fix Trades

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

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

Handrails & Spindles Halifax

Staircases Halifax Stair Spindles Halifax
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 Halifax Handrails Halifax
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

Halifax Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Halifax Flat Conversions Halifax
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

Halifax Fire Doors

Home Conversion Halifax 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Halifax
Converting a home in the Halifax area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors
 Halifax Fire Resistant Doors Halifax
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 Halifax Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Halifax: 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

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Halifax area

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  • Halifax Office Modernisation
  • Halifax Factory Buildings
  • Halifax Mezzanine Floors

Halifax Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Halifax property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Halifax Rainwater Soakaway
  • Halifax Lead Roof
  • Halifax Soffits
  • Halifax Roofing Repairs
  • Halifax Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Halifax Cowlings
  • Halifax Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Halifax Facia Boards
  • Halifax UPVC Facias
  • Halifax Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Halifax UPVC Gutterings
  • Halifax Ridge Tile
  • Halifax Roof Coatings
  • Halifax Bargeboards
  • Halifax Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Halifax Cladding
  • Halifax Skylights Fitted
Halifax Wiring

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

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

Loft Beams Halifax

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Halifax