Loft Conversions Southend on Sea

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  • Southend on Sea Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Southend on Sea Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Southend on Sea Loft Conversions - Design & Build
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Roofspace Rooms Southend on Sea

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 Southend on Sea Planning Permission Southend on Sea

Loft Hatch Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea Local History Southend on Sea
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 Southend on Sea Building Plans to Southend on Sea Planning Department

Planning Help Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 ApprovalSouthend on Sea 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

Drawing Building Plans Southend on Sea

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Southend on Sea

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

Southend on Sea Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Southend on Sea Will The Loft Floor Be Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists then cope with a much greater weight loading hence will need to be strengthened

Wooden Joists Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea

Loft Hatch Opening Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Southend on Sea
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 Southend on Sea

Loft Double Glazing Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea Dormer Roofs Southend on Sea

Loft Window Installation Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea

Stud Walling Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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

Southend on Sea Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Southend on Sea

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

Southend on Sea Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Southend on Sea 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

Southend on Sea Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea

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

Loft Plastering Southend on Sea

Plasterer Southend on Sea 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

Southend on Sea Second Fix Trades

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

Staircase Installation Southend on Sea Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Attic Stairs Services Southend on Sea L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea 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 Southend on Sea Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees

Handrails & Spindles Southend on Sea

Staircase Fitting Southend on Sea Handrails Southend on Sea
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 Southend on Sea Stair Spindles Southend on Sea
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

Southend on Sea Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Southend on Sea Flat Conversions Southend on Sea
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

Southend on Sea Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties
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Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Southend on Sea area

  • Southend on Sea Shop Fitting
  • Southend on Sea Rented Property Maintenance
  • Southend on Sea Office Modernisation
  • Southend on Sea Factory Buildings
  • Southend on Sea Mezzanine Floors

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

Southend on Sea property renovation and alteration services:

  • Southend on Sea Attic Rooms
  • Southend on Sea Dormer Conversions
  • Southend on Sea Roofing Services
  • Southend on Sea Building Maintenance
  • Southend on Sea Ground Floor Extensions

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Timber Trusses

  • Southend on Sea Pre Constructed Trusses
  • Southend on Sea Room in Loft Trusses
  • Southend on Sea On Site Truss Construction


  • Southend on Sea UPVC Facias
  • Southend on Sea Soffits
  • Southend on Sea Replacement Wall Panels
  • Southend on Sea Replacement Cladding
  • Southend on Sea Bargeboards
  • Southend on Sea PVC Cladding

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

  • Southend on Sea Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • Southend on Sea Flat Roofs
  • Southend on Sea Outbuilding Refurbishment
  • Southend on Sea Pitched Roofs

Windows in Roof

  • Southend on Sea Velux Windows
  • Southend on Sea Replacement Windows
  • Southend on Sea Flush Fit Windows
  • Southend on Sea Dormer Windows
  • Southend on Sea Skylights
  • Southend on Sea uPVC Windows

Chimney Repairs

  • Southend on Sea Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Southend on Sea Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • Southend on Sea Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented
  • Southend on Sea Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • Southend on Sea Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Southend on Sea Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced


  • Southend on Sea Facia Boards
  • Southend on Sea Rainwater Soakaway
  • Southend on Sea UPVC Facias
  • Southend on Sea Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Southend on Sea Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Southend on Sea Concrete Tiles
  • Southend on Sea UPVC Gutterings
  • Southend on Sea Roof Coatings
  • Southend on Sea Ridge Tile
  • Southend on Sea Velux Window Fitting
  • Southend on Sea Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Southend on Sea Flat Roof Repairs
  • Southend on Sea Skylights Fitted
  • Southend on Sea Cowlings
  • Southend on Sea Bargeboards
  • Southend on Sea Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Southend on Sea Lead Roof
Rewiring Southend on Sea

Loft Rewiring, socket and light fitting installation, shower cables installed Southend on Sea

Felting Southend on Sea
  • Southend on Sea Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Southend on Sea Outbuilding Roofs
  • Southend on Sea New Felt Roofs

Loft Beams Southend on Sea

  • Southend on Sea Plywood Box Beams
  • Southend on Sea Steel Beams
  • Southend on Sea Flitch Beams
Felting Southend on Sea
  • Southend on Sea Metal Lattice Beams
  • Southend on Sea New Felt Roofs
  • Southend on Sea Roofing Felt Replaced
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Southend on Sea Slate Roofing

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