Loft Conversions Harrow

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  • Harrow Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Harrow Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Harrow Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Harrow Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Harrow Home Office in Loft
  • Harrow Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Loft Attic Rooms Harrow

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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Harrow Planning Department Harrow Planning Permission

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

Planning Help Harrow 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
Planning Advice Harrow 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

Building Confidence with Neighbours

Local ApprovalHarrow 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 Harrow 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 Harrow

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

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

Harrow Loft Floors

Floor Joists Harrow 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 Joists Harrow 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 Harrow 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 & Steel Beams Harrow 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 Harrow 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Harrow

Attic Alterations Harrow 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 Harrow 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 Harrow

Loft Staircases Harrow Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Harrow
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 Harrow 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 Windows Harrow

Dormer Double Glazing Harrow 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 Harrow 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 Harrow Dormer Roofs Harrow

uPVC Guttering Harrow 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 Harrow 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

Harrow Loft Interiors

Stud Walling Harrow 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 Harrow 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

Harrow Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Harrow 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 Harrow 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 Harrow: Lofts & Attics

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

Harrow Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Harrow 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

Harrow Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Harrow 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
Builder Harrow 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

Loft Joinery Harrow

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

Loft Plastering Harrow

Plasterer Harrow 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

Harrow Second Fix Trades

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

Harrow Staircases: Loft Access

Stairways to Attic Harrow Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Staircase Installation Harrow Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Attic Stairs Services Harrow L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Harrow Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Joinery Services Harrow 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

Harrow Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Harrow Handrails Harrow
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 Harrow Stair Spindles Harrow
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

Harrow Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Harrow Flat Conversions Harrow
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

Harrow Fire Doors

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

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

Harrow Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Harrow property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Harrow Concrete Tiles
  • Harrow UPVC Gutterings
  • Harrow Cowlings
  • Harrow Ridge Tile
  • Harrow Facia Boards
  • Harrow Roof Coatings
  • Harrow Flat Roof Repairs
  • Harrow Rainwater Soakaway
  • Harrow Skylights Fitted
  • Harrow Velux Window Fitting
  • Harrow Bargeboards
  • Harrow Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Harrow Lead Roof
  • Harrow Cladding
  • Harrow Roofing Repairs
  • Harrow Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Harrow UPVC Facias
Harrow Wiring

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

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

Harrow Loft Beams

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