Loft Conversions North London

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Loft Attic Rooms North London

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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North London Planning Department North London Planning Permission

Building History North London Local History North London
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 North London 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 North London 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 North London Building Plans to North London Planning Department

Planning Advice North London 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 North London 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 Confidence with Neighbours

Local ApprovalNorth London 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 North London 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

North London Loft Conversion Plans

Dormer Construction Plans North London Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions North London
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 North London 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 North London Initial Home Improvement Plans North London
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

North London Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

North London Loft Flooring

Floor Joists North London 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 North London 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 North London 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 North London Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Wooden & Steel Beams North London 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters North London

Attic Layout North London 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 North London 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 Access North London

Loft Staircases North London Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase North London
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 North London 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 North London

Dormer Double Glazing North London 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 North London 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 North London Dormer Roofs North London

uPVC Guttering North London 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 North London 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 North London

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

North London Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber North London 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 North London 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 North London

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

North London Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation North London 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 North London

Builder North London 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 North London 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

North London Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Plasterer North London 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

North London Second Fix Trades

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

Staircases North London: Loft Stairs

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

North London Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting North London Handrails North London
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 North London Stair Spindles North London
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion North London Flat Conversions North London
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 North London Fire Doors

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

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Timber Trusses

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Fascias & Cladding

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Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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Roof Lights - Windows
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Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • North London New Ridge Tiles Fitted
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North London Flat Roofs
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Roof Tiles North London
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New Roofs

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Roof Windows

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Chimney Repairs

  • North London Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
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Guttering & Roofing

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Electrics North London

Loft Rewiring, socket and light fitting installation, shower cables installed North London

North London Felting
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Loft Beams North London

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North London Roof Trusses

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