Loft Conversions Norwich

  • Norwich Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Norwich Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Norwich Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Norwich Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Norwich Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Norwich Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Norwich Dormer Bungalow Conversions

Roofspace Rooms Norwich

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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Planning Department Norwich Planning Permission Norwich

Loft Accomodation Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich Local History Norwich
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 Building Plans Norwich Planning Department Norwich

Planning Help Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich 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 ApprovalNorwich 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

Norwich Loft Conversion Plans

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

Norwich Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Norwich

Floor Joists Norwich 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

Wooden Joists Norwich 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 Norwich 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
Sound Insulation Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich

Attic Layout Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich

Loft Staircases Norwich Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Norwich
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 Norwich 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

Norwich Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich Dormer Roofs Norwich

uPVC Guttering Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich

Stud Walling Norwich 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 Norwich 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

Norwich Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Norwich 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 Norwich 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Norwich

Dormer PVC Windows Norwich uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening
Flush Fit LOft Windows Norwich uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units

Norwich Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Norwich 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

Norwich Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Norwich 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 Norwich 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

Loft Joinery Norwich

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

Norwich Loft Plastering

Plasterer Norwich 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

Norwich Second Fix Trades

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

Norwich Staircases: Loft Access

Joinery Services Norwich 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
Attic Stairs Services Norwich L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Norwich 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 Norwich 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 Norwich Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees

Norwich Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Norwich Handrails Norwich
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 Norwich Stair Spindles Norwich
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

Norwich Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Norwich Flat Conversions Norwich
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 Norwich Fire Doors

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

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Commercial Properties

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  • Drain Clearing Norwich Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Norwich property renovation and alteration services:

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Trusses: Timber

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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


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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Norwich Soffits
  • Norwich Rainwater Soakaway
  • Norwich Cladding
  • Norwich Cowlings
  • Norwich Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Norwich Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Norwich Lead Roof
  • Norwich Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Norwich Bargeboards
  • Norwich Ridge Tile
  • Norwich UPVC Gutterings
  • Norwich Roof Coatings
  • Norwich Concrete Tiles
  • Norwich UPVC Facias
  • Norwich Flat Roof Repairs
  • Norwich Roofing Repairs
  • Norwich Velux Window Fitting
Wiring Norwich

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

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

Loft Beams Norwich

  • Norwich Steel Beams
  • Norwich Plywood Box Beams
  • Norwich Flitch Beams
Norwich Felting
  • Norwich Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Norwich New Felt Roofs
  • Norwich Metal Lattice Beams
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