Loft Conversions Leeds

  • Leeds Home Office in Loft
  • Leeds Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Leeds Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Leeds Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Leeds Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Leeds Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Leeds Loft Plans and Planning Applications

Roofspace Rooms Leeds

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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Leeds Planning Department Leeds Planning Applications

Building History Leeds Local History Leeds
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 Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds Building Plans to Leeds Planning Department

Planning Help Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds 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 ApprovalLeeds 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 Leeds

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

Leeds Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Leeds

Floor Joists Leeds 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

Floor Support Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds 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

Roof Trusses Leeds: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds

Loft Hatch Opening Leeds 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 Leeds Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Leeds
Compact Spiral staircases and other permanent staircases will need building regulation compliance to ensure the structure remains safe and complies with fire regulations

Loft Windows Leeds

Loft Double Glazing Leeds 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 Leeds 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 Leeds Dormer Roofs Leeds

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

Leeds Internal Loft Conversion

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

Leeds Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Leeds 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 Leeds 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

Leeds Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Loft Insulation Leeds

Loft Insulation Leeds 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

Leeds Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Leeds 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 Leeds 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

Leeds Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Leeds Loft Plastering

Plasterer Leeds 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 Leeds

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

Leeds Staircases: Loft Access

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

Leeds Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Leeds Stair Spindles Leeds
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 Leeds Handrails Leeds
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

Upstairs Flat Conversions Leeds

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Leeds Flat Conversions Leeds
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 Leeds

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

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  • Leeds Office Modernisation
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  • Drain Clearing Leeds Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Leeds property renovation and alteration services:

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Timber Trusses

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Fascias & Cladding

  • Leeds Replacement Wall Panels
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  • Leeds UPVC Facias
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  • Leeds Bargeboards

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

  • Leeds Replace old Guttering
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  • Leeds Rainwater Collection
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Windows - Skylights
  • Leeds Skylights Fitted
  • Leeds Replacement Windows
  • Leeds Velux Windows Installed
Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • Leeds Building Insurance Estimates
  • Leeds Ridge tiles re-pointed
  • Leeds New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Leeds Broken Tiles Replaced
Leeds Flat Roofs
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Roof Tiles Leeds
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  • Leeds Corrugated Roofs
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New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Leeds UPVC Gutterings
  • Leeds Flat Roof Repairs
  • Leeds Soffits
  • Leeds Velux Window Fitting
  • Leeds Concrete Tiles
  • Leeds Ridge Tile
  • Leeds Cowlings
  • Leeds Bargeboards
  • Leeds Roof Coatings
  • Leeds Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Leeds Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Leeds Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Leeds Rainwater Soakaway
  • Leeds Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Leeds Cladding
  • Leeds UPVC Facias
  • Leeds Lead Roof
Rewiring Leeds

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

Leeds Felting
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Loft Beams Leeds

  • Leeds Plywood Box Beams
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Felting Leeds
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