Loft Conversions St Albans

  • St Albans Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • St Albans Home Office in Loft
  • St Albans Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • St Albans Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • St Albans Over Garage Extensions Built
  • St Albans Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • St Albans Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Roofspace Rooms St Albans

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 St Albans Planning Permission St Albans

Building History St Albans Local History St Albans
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 St Albans 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 St Albans 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 Building Plans St Albans Planning Department St Albans

Planning Help St Albans 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 St Albans 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion St Albans 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 ApprovalSt Albans 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

St Albans Loft Conversion Plans

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

St Albans Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

St Albans Loft Flooring

Floor Joists St Albans 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

Floor Support St Albans 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 St Albans 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 St Albans Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Wooden & Steel Beams St Albans 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters St Albans

Attic Layout St Albans 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 St Albans 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 St Albans

Loft Staircases St Albans Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase St Albans
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 St Albans 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

St Albans Loft Windows

Loft Double Glazing St Albans 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 St Albans 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 St Albans Dormer Conversions St Albans

Loft Window Installation St Albans 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 St Albans 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 St Albans

Stud Walling St Albans 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 St Albans 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

St Albans Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician St Albans 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 St Albans 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

Loft Double Glazing Units St Albans

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

St Albans Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation St Albans 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 St Albans

Builder St Albans 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 St Albans 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

St Albans Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering St Albans

Plasterer St Albans 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 St Albans

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

Staircases St Albans: Loft Stairs

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

Staircase Fitting St Albans Handrails St Albans
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 St Albans Stair Spindles St Albans
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

Upstairs Flat Conversions St Albans

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion St Albans Flat Conversions St Albans
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

St Albans Fire Doors

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

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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St Albans property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

  • St Albans Pre Constructed Trusses
  • St Albans On Site Truss Construction
  • St Albans Room in Loft Trusses

Facias

  • St Albans Replacement Cladding
  • St Albans Soffits
  • St Albans PVC Cladding
  • St Albans Bargeboards
  • St Albans Replacement Wall Panels
  • St Albans UPVC Facias

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

  • St Albans Pitched Roofs
  • St Albans Outbuilding Refurbishment
  • St Albans Flat Roofs
  • St Albans Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced

Roof Windows

  • St Albans uPVC Windows
  • St Albans Skylights
  • St Albans Flush Fit Windows
  • St Albans Replacement Windows
  • St Albans Velux Windows
  • St Albans Dormer Windows

Chimney Repairs

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

Roofline:Gutters

  • St Albans Bargeboards
  • St Albans Facia Boards
  • St Albans Cowlings
  • St Albans Roof Coatings
  • St Albans Skylights Fitted
  • St Albans Rainwater Soakaway
  • St Albans Asbestos Roof Removal
  • St Albans Ridge Tile
  • St Albans Flat Roof Repairs
  • St Albans Lead Roof
  • St Albans UPVC Facias
  • St Albans Cladding
  • St Albans UPVC Gutterings
  • St Albans Velux Window Fitting
  • St Albans Roof Tiles Replaced
  • St Albans Roofing Repairs
  • St Albans Leaking Roof Repairs
Rewiring St Albans

Loft Rewiring St Albans: Sockets, Lights and Shower cable installation St Albans

St Albans Felting
  • St Albans Outbuilding Roofs
  • St Albans Roofing Felt Replaced
  • St Albans New Felt Roofs

St Albans Loft Beams

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