Loft Conversions Kingston Upon Thames

  • Kingston Upon Thames Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Kingston Upon Thames Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Kingston Upon Thames Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Kingston Upon Thames Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Kingston Upon Thames Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Kingston Upon Thames Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Kingston Upon Thames Loft Plans and Planning Applications

Kingston Upon Thames Roof Space Rooms

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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Kingston Upon Thames Planning Department Kingston Upon Thames Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames Local History Kingston Upon Thames
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 Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames Planning Department Kingston Upon Thames

Planning Help Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion Kingston Upon Thames 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 ApprovalKingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames

Building Plans Kingston Upon Thames Initial Home Improvement Plans Kingston Upon Thames
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 Kingston Upon Thames Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Kingston Upon Thames
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 Kingston Upon Thames 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 and Architectural Drawings Kingston Upon Thames

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

Loft Flooring Kingston Upon Thames

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

Attic Alterations Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames 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

Kingston Upon Thames Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Hatch Opening Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Kingston Upon Thames
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 Kingston Upon Thames

Dormer Double Glazing Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames Dormer Construction Kingston Upon Thames

Loft Window Installation Kingston Upon Thames 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
uPVC Guttering Kingston Upon Thames New Fascias and Guttering
The exterior fascia boards are installed along with soffits and guttering to create a unified and weather proof roof structure

Interior Loft Conversion Kingston Upon Thames

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

Kingston Upon Thames First Fix Trades

Plumber Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Kingston Upon Thames

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

Thermal Loft Insulation Kingston Upon Thames

Loft Insulation Kingston Upon Thames 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

Kingston Upon Thames Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Kingston Upon Thames

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

Loft Plastering Kingston Upon Thames

Plasterer Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames

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

Kingston Upon Thames Staircases: Loft Access

Stairways to Attic Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Kingston Upon Thames 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 Kingston Upon Thames Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build

Handrails & Spindles Kingston Upon Thames

Staircases Kingston Upon Thames Stair Spindles Kingston Upon Thames
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 Kingston Upon Thames Handrails Kingston Upon Thames
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

Kingston Upon Thames Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Kingston Upon Thames Flat Conversions Kingston Upon Thames
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 Kingston Upon Thames

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Kingston Upon Thames

Commercial Properties
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Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Kingston Upon Thames area

  • Kingston Upon Thames Shop Fitting
  • Kingston Upon Thames Rented Property Maintenance
  • Kingston Upon Thames Office Modernisation
  • Kingston Upon Thames Factory Buildings
  • Kingston Upon Thames Mezzanine Floors

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  • Office Storage Kingston Upon Thames Carpentry & Joinery
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  • Stud Walls Kingston Upon Thames Plasterboarding & Skimming
  • Commercial Heating Systems Kingston Upon Thames Plumbing & Gas Fitting
  • Industrial Electrician Kingston Upon Thames Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Kingston Upon Thames Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

Kingston Upon Thames property renovation and alteration services:

  • Kingston Upon Thames Attic Rooms
  • Kingston Upon Thames Dormer Conversions
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roofing Services
  • Kingston Upon Thames Building Maintenance
  • Kingston Upon Thames Ground Floor Extensions

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Kingston Upon Thames

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Timber Trusses

  • Kingston Upon Thames Pre Constructed Trusses
  • Kingston Upon Thames On Site Truss Construction
  • Kingston Upon Thames Room in Loft Trusses

Facias

  • Kingston Upon Thames Bargeboards
  • Kingston Upon Thames PVC Cladding
  • Kingston Upon Thames Replacement Wall Panels
  • Kingston Upon Thames UPVC Facias
  • Kingston Upon Thames Soffits
  • Kingston Upon Thames Replacement Cladding

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

  • Kingston Upon Thames Flat Roofs
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • Kingston Upon Thames Pitched Roofs
  • Kingston Upon Thames Outbuilding Refurbishment

Windows in Roof

  • Kingston Upon Thames Velux Windows
  • Kingston Upon Thames uPVC Windows
  • Kingston Upon Thames Replacement Windows
  • Kingston Upon Thames Flush Fit Windows
  • Kingston Upon Thames Dormer Windows
  • Kingston Upon Thames Skylights

Chimney Repairs

  • Kingston Upon Thames Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented
  • Kingston Upon Thames Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Kingston Upon Thames Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • Kingston Upon Thames Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • Kingston Upon Thames Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • Kingston Upon Thames Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt

Roofline:Gutters

  • Kingston Upon Thames Soffits
  • Kingston Upon Thames Facia Boards
  • Kingston Upon Thames Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Kingston Upon Thames Flat Roof Repairs
  • Kingston Upon Thames Concrete Tiles
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roofing Repairs
  • Kingston Upon Thames Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Kingston Upon Thames UPVC Facias
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roof Coatings
  • Kingston Upon Thames Cowlings
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Kingston Upon Thames Rainwater Soakaway
  • Kingston Upon Thames Lead Roof
  • Kingston Upon Thames Cladding
  • Kingston Upon Thames Velux Window Fitting
  • Kingston Upon Thames Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Kingston Upon Thames UPVC Gutterings
Kingston Upon Thames Wiring

Loft Rewiring, socket and light fitting installation, shower cables installed Kingston Upon Thames

Felting Kingston Upon Thames
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Kingston Upon Thames New Felt Roofs
  • Kingston Upon Thames Outbuilding Roofs

Kingston Upon Thames Loft Beams

  • Kingston Upon Thames Plywood Box Beams
  • Kingston Upon Thames Flitch Beams
  • Kingston Upon Thames Steel Beams
Felting Kingston Upon Thames
  • Kingston Upon Thames Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Kingston Upon Thames Metal Lattice Beams
  • Kingston Upon Thames New Felt Roofs
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Kingston Upon Thames Clay Tile Roofing

Resources for a new Clay Tile Roofing access point Kingston Upon Thames