Loft Conversions Stevenage

  • Stevenage Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Stevenage Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Stevenage Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Stevenage Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Stevenage Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Stevenage Home Office in Loft
  • Stevenage Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Loft Attic Rooms Stevenage

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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Stevenage Planning Department Stevenage Planning Permission

Loft Accomodation Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage Local History Stevenage
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 Stevenage Building Plans to Stevenage Planning Department

Planning Help Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 ApprovalStevenage 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

Stevenage Loft Conversion Plans

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

Stevenage Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Stevenage Loft Floors

Floor Joists Stevenage 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

Floor Support Stevenage 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 Joists Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Loft Staircases Stevenage Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Stevenage
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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Dormer Double Glazing Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage Dormer Construction Stevenage

uPVC Guttering Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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

Stevenage Loft Interiors

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

Stevenage First Fix Trades

Electrician Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage: Lofts & Attics

Flush Fit LOft Windows Stevenage 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 Stevenage uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening

Thermal Loft Insulation Stevenage

Loft Insulation Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Builder Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage

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

Stevenage Loft Plastering

Plasterer Stevenage 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 Stevenage

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

Loft Staircase Fitting Stevenage

Attic Stairs Services Stevenage L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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
Staircase Installation Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 Stevenage

Staircase Fitting Stevenage Handrails Stevenage
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 Stevenage Stair Spindles Stevenage
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 Stevenage

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Stevenage Flat Conversions Stevenage
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 Stevenage

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Stevenage

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Stevenage area

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

Stevenage Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Stevenage property renovation and alteration services:

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

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Stevenage

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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


  • Stevenage Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Stevenage Roofing Repairs
  • Stevenage Soffits
  • Stevenage Facia Boards
  • Stevenage Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Stevenage Flat Roof Repairs
  • Stevenage Cladding
  • Stevenage Rainwater Soakaway
  • Stevenage Bargeboards
  • Stevenage Roof Coatings
  • Stevenage UPVC Gutterings
  • Stevenage Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Stevenage Lead Roof
  • Stevenage Skylights Fitted
  • Stevenage Ridge Tile
  • Stevenage UPVC Facias
  • Stevenage Concrete Tiles
Wiring Stevenage

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

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

Stevenage Loft Beams

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