Loft Conversions Hemel Hempstead

  • Hemel Hempstead Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Hemel Hempstead Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Hemel Hempstead Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Hemel Hempstead Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Hemel Hempstead Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Hemel Hempstead Home Office in Loft
  • Hemel Hempstead Dormer Bungalow Conversions

Roofspace Rooms Hemel Hempstead

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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Hemel Hempstead Planning Department Hemel Hempstead Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead Local History Hemel Hempstead
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 Hemel Hempstead Planning Department Hemel Hempstead

Planning Advice Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 ApprovalHemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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

Hemel Hempstead Loft Conversion Plans

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

Hemel Hempstead Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Hemel Hempstead Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Hemel Hempstead 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

Wooden & Steel Beams Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead

Attic Alterations Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hatch Installation Hemel Hempstead

Loft Staircases Hemel Hempstead Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Hemel Hempstead
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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead

Loft Double Glazing Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead Dormer Roof Conversions Hemel Hempstead

uPVC Guttering Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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

Hemel Hempstead Loft Interiors

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

Hemel Hempstead Tradesmen: First Fix

Plumber Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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

Double Glazing Hemel Hempstead: Lofts & Attics

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

Hemel Hempstead Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Hemel Hempstead 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

Hemel Hempstead Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead

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

Hemel Hempstead Loft Plastering

Plasterer Hemel Hempstead 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

Hemel Hempstead Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Stairs Hemel Hempstead: Staircase Installation

Staircase Installation Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Hemel Hempstead Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Stairways to Attic Hemel Hempstead 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 Hemel Hempstead 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

Hemel Hempstead Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Hemel Hempstead Handrails Hemel Hempstead
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 Hemel Hempstead Stair Spindles Hemel Hempstead
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

Hemel Hempstead Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Hemel Hempstead Flat Conversions Hemel Hempstead
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

Fire Doors Hemel Hempstead

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

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

Hemel Hempstead Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

Hemel Hempstead property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

  • Hemel Hempstead On Site Truss Construction
  • Hemel Hempstead Room in Loft Trusses
  • Hemel Hempstead Pre Constructed Trusses


  • Hemel Hempstead Replacement Wall Panels
  • Hemel Hempstead Replacement Cladding
  • Hemel Hempstead PVC Cladding
  • Hemel Hempstead UPVC Facias
  • Hemel Hempstead Bargeboards
  • Hemel Hempstead Soffits

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roofs

  • Hemel Hempstead Outbuilding Refurbishment
  • Hemel Hempstead Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • Hemel Hempstead Flat Roofs
  • Hemel Hempstead Pitched Roofs

Roof Windows

  • Hemel Hempstead Dormer Windows
  • Hemel Hempstead Flush Fit Windows
  • Hemel Hempstead Skylights
  • Hemel Hempstead uPVC Windows
  • Hemel Hempstead Velux Windows
  • Hemel Hempstead Replacement Windows

Chimney & Flue

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

Guttering & Roofing

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

Loft Rewiring Hemel Hempstead: Sockets, Lights and Shower cable installation Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead Felting
  • Hemel Hempstead Outbuilding Roofs
  • Hemel Hempstead New Felt Roofs
  • Hemel Hempstead Roofing Felt Replaced

Loft Beams Hemel Hempstead

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