Loft Conversions Ilford

  • Ilford Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Ilford Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Ilford Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Ilford Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Ilford Home Office in Loft
  • Ilford Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Ilford Over Garage Extensions Built

Roofspace Rooms Ilford

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 Ilford Planning Applications Ilford

Building History Ilford Local History Ilford
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 Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford Building Plans to Ilford Planning Department

Planning Advice Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford 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 ApprovalIlford 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 Ilford

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

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

Ilford Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Ilford 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

Sound Insulation Ilford 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
Floor Support Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required

Roof Trusses Ilford: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Hatch Installation Ilford

Loft Staircases Ilford Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Ilford
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 Ilford 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 Ilford

Dormer Double Glazing Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford Dormer Roofs Ilford

uPVC Guttering Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford

Stud Walling Ilford 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 Ilford 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

Ilford Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford

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

Ilford Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Ilford 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

Ilford Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Ilford 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 Ilford 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 Ilford

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

Loft Plastering Ilford

Plasterer Ilford 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

Second Fix Trades Ilford

Door Furniture Fitting Ilford 2nd Fix Joinery Ilford
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Ilford 2nd Fix Electrics Ilford
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 Ilford 2nd Fix Plumbing Ilford
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators

Ilford Staircases: Loft Access

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

Handrails & Spindles Ilford

Staircase Fitting Ilford Handrails Ilford
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 Ilford Stair Spindles Ilford
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

Ilford Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

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

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Ilford area

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Ilford property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

  • Ilford Pre Constructed Trusses
  • Ilford Room in Loft Trusses
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  • Ilford Replacement Cladding
  • Ilford PVC Cladding
  • Ilford Soffits
  • Ilford Replacement Wall Panels
  • Ilford Bargeboards
  • Ilford UPVC Facias

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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


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


  • Ilford Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Ilford Rainwater Soakaway
  • Ilford Roofing Repairs
  • Ilford Facia Boards
  • Ilford Flat Roof Repairs
  • Ilford Lead Roof
  • Ilford Ridge Tile
  • Ilford Soffits
  • Ilford UPVC Gutterings
  • Ilford Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Ilford Skylights Fitted
  • Ilford Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Ilford Cowlings
  • Ilford Bargeboards
  • Ilford Roof Coatings
  • Ilford Velux Window Fitting
  • Ilford Leaking Roof Repairs
Electrics Ilford

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

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

Loft Beams Ilford

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

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