Loft Conversions North West London

  • North West London Over Garage Extensions Built
  • North West London Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • North West London Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • North West London Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • North West London Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • North West London Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • North West London Dormer Bungalow Conversions

Roofspace Rooms North West 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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Planning Department North West London Planning Applications North West London

Loft Accomodation North West 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
Loft Hatch North West 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
Building History North West London Local History North West 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

Submitting North West London Building Plans to North West London Planning Department

Planning Advice North West 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 West 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local ApprovalNorth West 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 West 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 West London Loft Conversion Plans

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

North West London Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring North West London

Floor Joists North West London Will The Loft Floor Be Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists then cope with a much greater weight loading hence will need to be strengthened

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

Attic Alterations North West 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
Attic Layout North West 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

Loft Hatch Installation North West London

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

North West London Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing North West 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
Dormer Double Glazing North West 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

Bungalow North West London Dormer Roofs North West London

Loft Window Installation North West 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
uPVC Guttering North West 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

North West London Loft Interiors

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

North West London First Fix Trades

Electrician North West 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
Plumber North West 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

North West London Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows North West 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 West London 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 North West London

Loft Insulation North West 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

North West London Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder North West 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 West 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 West London Joinery - Loft Construction

Interior Doors North West 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 West 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
Joinery Services North West 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

Loft Plastering North West London

Plasterer North West 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 West London Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Staircase Installation North West London

Attic Stairs Services North West London L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services North West 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
Loft-Attic Access North West London Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Staircase Installation North West 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 West London Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees

North West London Handrails & Spindles

Staircases North West London Stair Spindles North West 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
Staircase Fitting North West London Handrails North West 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

Upstairs Flat Conversions North West London

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion North West London Flat Conversions North West 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

North West London Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers North West London

Commercial Properties
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Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the North West London area

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  • North West London Office Modernisation
  • North West London Factory Buildings
  • North West London Mezzanine Floors

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

North West London property renovation and alteration services:

  • North West London Attic Rooms
  • North West London Dormer Conversions
  • North West London Roofing Services
  • North West London Building Maintenance
  • North West London Ground Floor Extensions

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in North West London

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Trusses: Timber

  • North West London Room in Loft Trusses
  • North West London Pre Constructed Trusses
  • North West London On Site Truss Construction

Facias

  • North West London Soffits
  • North West London Bargeboards
  • North West London UPVC Facias
  • North West London Replacement Wall Panels
  • North West London PVC Cladding
  • North West London Replacement Cladding

Guttering:
Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roofs

  • North West London Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • North West London Pitched Roofs
  • North West London Flat Roofs
  • North West London Outbuilding Refurbishment

Roof Windows

  • North West London Skylights
  • North West London uPVC Windows
  • North West London Velux Windows
  • North West London Flush Fit Windows
  • North West London Replacement Windows
  • North West London Dormer Windows

Chimney & Flue

  • North West London Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • North West London Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • North West London Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • North West London Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • North West London Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
  • North West London Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented

Roofline:Gutters

  • North West London Lead Roof
  • North West London Leaking Roof Repairs
  • North West London Roofing Repairs
  • North West London Concrete Tiles
  • North West London Velux Window Fitting
  • North West London Bargeboards
  • North West London Asbestos Roof Removal
  • North West London Skylights Fitted
  • North West London Cladding
  • North West London Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • North West London Flat Roof Repairs
  • North West London Roof Coatings
  • North West London Soffits
  • North West London Roof Tiles Replaced
  • North West London Facia Boards
  • North West London UPVC Facias
  • North West London Ridge Tile
Electrics North West London

Loft Rewiring North West London: Sockets, Lights and Shower cable installation North West London

North West London Felting
  • North West London New Felt Roofs
  • North West London Roofing Felt Replaced
  • North West London Outbuilding Roofs

Loft Beams North West London

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point North West London