Loft Conversions Sheffield

  • Sheffield Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Sheffield Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Sheffield Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Sheffield Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Sheffield Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Sheffield Home Office in Loft
  • Sheffield Dormer Bungalow Conversions

Roofspace Rooms Sheffield

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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Sheffield Planning Department Sheffield Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield Local History Sheffield
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 Sheffield Planning Department Sheffield

Planning Advice Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 ApprovalSheffield 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 Sheffield 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

Drawing Building Plans Sheffield

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

Sheffield Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Sheffield Loft Floors

Floor Joists Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required

Construction: Trussed Rafters Sheffield

Attic Layout Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield

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

Dormers & Skylights Sheffield

Loft Double Glazing Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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 Sheffield Dormer Roof Conversions Sheffield

uPVC Guttering Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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

Sheffield Internal Loft Conversion

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

Sheffield First Fix Trades

Plumber Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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

Sheffield Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Sheffield Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Sheffield 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

Sheffield Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Sheffield 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 Sheffield 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

Loft Joinery Sheffield

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

Loft Plastering Sheffield

Plasterer Sheffield 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

Sheffield Second Fix Trades

Shower Installation Sheffield 2nd Fix Plumbing Sheffield
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 Sheffield 2nd Fix Electrics Sheffield
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 Sheffield 2nd Fix Joinery Sheffield
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space

Sheffield Staircases: Loft Access

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

Sheffield Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Sheffield Handrails Sheffield
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 Sheffield Stair Spindles Sheffield
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 Sheffield Flat Conversions Sheffield
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

Sheffield Fire Doors

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

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

Sheffield Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Sheffield property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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  • Sheffield Replacement Wall Panels
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  • Sheffield Bargeboards
  • Sheffield Replacement Cladding
  • Sheffield PVC Cladding
  • Sheffield Soffits

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Sheffield Lead Roof
  • Sheffield Cowlings
  • Sheffield Roof Coatings
  • Sheffield Ridge Tile
  • Sheffield Facia Boards
  • Sheffield Flat Roof Repairs
  • Sheffield Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Sheffield Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Sheffield Concrete Tiles
  • Sheffield Bargeboards
  • Sheffield Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Sheffield Cladding
  • Sheffield UPVC Facias
  • Sheffield Soffits
  • Sheffield Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Sheffield Rainwater Soakaway
  • Sheffield Roofing Repairs
Sheffield Wiring

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

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

Loft Beams Sheffield

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