Loft Conversions Leicester

  • Leicester Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Leicester Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Leicester Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Leicester Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Leicester Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Leicester Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Leicester Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting

Roofspace Rooms Leicester

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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Leicester Planning Department Leicester Planning Permission

Loft Accomodation Leicester 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
Loft Hatch Leicester 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 Leicester Local History Leicester
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 Leicester Building Plans to Leicester Planning Department

Planning Advice Leicester 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 Leicester 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 ApprovalLeicester 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 Leicester 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

Leicester Loft Conversion Plans

Dormer Construction Plans Leicester Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Leicester
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 Leicester 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 Leicester Initial Home Improvement Plans Leicester
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 Leicester

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

Leicester Loft Floors

Floor Joists Leicester 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 Leicester 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
Wooden & Steel Beams Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester

Loft Hatch Opening Leicester 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 Leicester Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Leicester
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 Leicester

Loft Double Glazing Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester Dormer Conversions Leicester

Loft Window Installation Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester

Stud Walling Leicester 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 Leicester 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

Leicester Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester: Lofts & Attics

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

Leicester Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Leicester 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

Leicester Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Leicester 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 Leicester 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Leicester

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

Leicester Loft Plastering

Plasterer Leicester 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

Leicester Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Staircase Installation Leicester

Stairways to Attic Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester 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 Leicester L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Leicester 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 Leicester

Staircases Leicester Stair Spindles Leicester
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 Leicester Handrails Leicester
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 Leicester

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Leicester Flat Conversions Leicester
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 Leicester

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Leicester

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Leicester area

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

Leicester Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Leicester property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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


  • Leicester Roofing Repairs
  • Leicester Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Leicester Velux Window Fitting
  • Leicester Facia Boards
  • Leicester Concrete Tiles
  • Leicester Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Leicester Roof Coatings
  • Leicester Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Leicester Cladding
  • Leicester Rainwater Soakaway
  • Leicester Bargeboards
  • Leicester Skylights Fitted
  • Leicester Lead Roof
  • Leicester UPVC Facias
  • Leicester Cowlings
  • Leicester Ridge Tile
  • Leicester Leaking Guttering Replaced
Rewiring Leicester

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

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

Leicester Loft Beams

  • Leicester Steel Beams
  • Leicester Flitch Beams
  • Leicester Plywood Box Beams
Felting Leicester
  • Leicester Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Leicester New Felt Roofs
  • Leicester Metal Lattice Beams
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Leicester Loft Conversion

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