Loft Conversions South West London

  • South West London Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • South West London Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • South West London Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • South West London Home Office in Loft
  • South West London Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • South West London Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • South West London Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted

South West London 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 South West London Planning Applications South West London

Loft Accomodation South 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 South 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 South West London Local History South 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 Building Plans South West London Planning Department South West London

Planning Help South 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
Planning Advice South 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local Opinion South 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
Local ApprovalSouth 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans South West London

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

South West London Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

South West London Loft Floors

Floor Joists South West London 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 South 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
Sound Insulation South 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
Floor Support South 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 South 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

Roof Trusses South West London: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout South 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
Attic Alterations South 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

South West London Loft Hatch Fitting

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

Loft Windows South West London

Loft Double Glazing South 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 South 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 South West London Dormer Roof Conversions South West London

uPVC Guttering South 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
Loft Window Installation South 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

Interior Loft Conversion South West London

Stud Walling South West London 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 South 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

South West London Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician South 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 South 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

Double Glazing South West London: Lofts & Attics

Flush Fit LOft Windows South 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 South 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

South West London Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation South 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

South West London Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite South 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
Builder South 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts South West London

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

South West London Loft Plastering

Plasterer South 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

South West London Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting South West London 2nd Fix Joinery South West London
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets South West London 2nd Fix Electrics South 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)
Shower Installation South West London 2nd Fix Plumbing South 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

South West London Staircases: Loft Access

Attic Stairs Services South West London L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic South 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
Staircase Installation South 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
Loft-Attic Access South 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
Joinery Services South 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

Handrails & Spindles South West London

Staircases South West London Stair Spindles South 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 South West London Handrails South 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

South West London Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

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

Fire Doors South West London

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers South West London

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

  • South West London Shop Fitting
  • South West London Rented Property Maintenance
  • South West London Office Modernisation
  • South West London Factory Buildings
  • South West London Mezzanine Floors

South West London Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

South West London property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Facias

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

Guttering:
Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Guttering & Roofing

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

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

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

South West London Loft Beams

  • South West London Plywood Box Beams
  • South West London Flitch Beams
  • South West London Steel Beams
Felting South West London
  • South West London Metal Lattice Beams
  • South West London New Felt Roofs
  • South West London Roofing Felt Replaced
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South West London Clay Tile Roofing

Resources for a new Clay Tile Roofing access point South West London