Loft Conversions Portsmouth

  • Portsmouth Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Portsmouth Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Portsmouth Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Portsmouth Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Portsmouth Home Office in Loft
  • Portsmouth Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Portsmouth Over Garage Extensions Built

Portsmouth Roof Space Rooms

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 Portsmouth Planning Permission Portsmouth

Loft Accomodation Portsmouth 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
Building History Portsmouth Local History Portsmouth
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 Portsmouth 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

Submitting Portsmouth Building Plans to Portsmouth Planning Department

Planning Advice Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 ApprovalPortsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Portsmouth Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Portsmouth 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

Wooden & Steel Beams Portsmouth 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
Wooden Joists Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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

Roof Trusses Portsmouth: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Loft Staircases Portsmouth Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Portsmouth
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 Portsmouth 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

Dormers & Skylights Portsmouth

Dormer Double Glazing Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Dormer Roof Conversions Portsmouth

Loft Window Installation Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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 Alterations Portsmouth

Stud Walling Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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

First Fix Trades Portsmouth

Plumber Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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

Portsmouth Double Glazing: Lofts

Dormer PVC Windows Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units

Thermal Loft Insulation Portsmouth

Loft Insulation Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

Builder Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth Loft Plastering

Plasterer Portsmouth 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

Second Fix Trades Portsmouth

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

Staircases Portsmouth: Loft Stairs

Loft-Attic Access Portsmouth Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Attic Stairs Services Portsmouth L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Staircase Installation Portsmouth Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run

Portsmouth Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Portsmouth Stair Spindles Portsmouth
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 Portsmouth Handrails Portsmouth
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

Portsmouth Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

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

Home Conversion Portsmouth 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Portsmouth
Converting a home in the Portsmouth area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors
 Portsmouth Fire Resistant Doors Portsmouth
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 Portsmouth Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Portsmouth: 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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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Portsmouth area

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Portsmouth property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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


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

Guttering & Roofing

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

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

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

Portsmouth Loft Beams

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

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