Loft Conversions Hereford

  • Hereford Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Hereford Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Hereford Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Hereford Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Hereford Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Hereford Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Hereford Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting

Hereford 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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Hereford Planning Department Hereford Planning Permission

Loft Accomodation Hereford 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 Hereford Local History Hereford
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 Hereford 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 Building Plans Hereford Planning Department Hereford

Planning Help Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Opinion Hereford 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 ApprovalHereford 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Hereford

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

Hereford Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Floors Hereford

Floor Joists Hereford Old Ceiling Joists New Loft Floor Joists: Are They Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists have to carry very little weight compared to a floor joist hence the joists in your loft will need to be strengthened

Wooden Joists Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Hereford

Attic Alterations Hereford 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 Hereford 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

Hereford Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Hereford Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Hereford
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 Hereford 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

Hereford Loft Windows

Loft Double Glazing Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Hereford Dormer Roof Conversions Hereford

uPVC Guttering Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Conversion Hereford

Loft Room Storage Hereford 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 Hereford 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 Hereford

Electrician Hereford 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 Hereford 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Hereford

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

Hereford Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Hereford 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 Hereford

Builder Hereford 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 Hereford 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

Hereford Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Hereford Loft Plastering

Plasterer Hereford 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

Hereford Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Staircase Installation Hereford

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

Hereford Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Hereford Stair Spindles Hereford
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 Hereford Handrails Hereford
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

Hereford Flats: Penthouse Conversion

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

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Hereford

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Hereford area

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

Hereford Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Hereford property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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


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

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

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

Hereford Loft Beams

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Hereford