Loft Conversions Oxford

  • Oxford Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Oxford Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Oxford Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Oxford Home Office in Loft
  • Oxford Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Oxford Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Oxford Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Oxford Roof Space Rooms

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 Oxford Planning Permission Oxford

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

Planning Help Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 ApprovalOxford 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

Oxford Loft Conversion Plans

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

Oxford Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Floors Oxford

Floor Joists Oxford 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 & Steel Beams Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Access Oxford

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

Oxford Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford Dormer Construction Oxford

Loft Window Installation Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford

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

First Fix Trades Oxford

Electrician Oxford 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 Oxford 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

Oxford Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Oxford Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Oxford 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

Oxford Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Oxford 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 Oxford 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

Oxford Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Oxford

Plasterer Oxford 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

Oxford Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Oxford 2nd Fix Joinery Oxford
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
Shower Installation Oxford 2nd Fix Plumbing Oxford
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 Oxford 2nd Fix Electrics Oxford
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 Stairs Oxford: Staircase Installation

Joinery Services Oxford 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 Oxford 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 Oxford L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Oxford 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 Oxford Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run

Oxford Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Oxford Stair Spindles Oxford
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 Oxford Handrails Oxford
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

Oxford Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Oxford Flat Conversions Oxford
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 Oxford

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Oxford

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Oxford area

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

Oxford Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Oxford property renovation and alteration services:

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

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Oxford

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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


  • Oxford Bargeboards
  • Oxford Cladding
  • Oxford Cowlings
  • Oxford Concrete Tiles
  • Oxford Roof Coatings
  • Oxford UPVC Gutterings
  • Oxford Flat Roof Repairs
  • Oxford Soffits
  • Oxford Ridge Tile
  • Oxford Skylights Fitted
  • Oxford Facia Boards
  • Oxford Roofing Repairs
  • Oxford Rainwater Soakaway
  • Oxford Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Oxford Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Oxford Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Oxford Velux Window Fitting
Oxford Wiring

Loft Rewiring Oxford: Sockets, Lights and Shower cable installation Oxford

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

Oxford Loft Beams

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