Loft Conversions Wakefield

  • Wakefield Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Wakefield Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Wakefield Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Wakefield Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Wakefield Home Office in Loft
  • Wakefield Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Wakefield Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Wakefield 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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Wakefield Planning Department Wakefield Planning Applications

Building History Wakefield Local History Wakefield
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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield Planning Department Wakefield

Planning Help Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 ApprovalWakefield 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 Wakefield

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

Wakefield Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Wakefield

Floor Joists Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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
Sound Insulation Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Wakefield

Attic Layout Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield

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

Loft Windows Wakefield

Dormer Double Glazing Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield Dormer Roof Conversions Wakefield

uPVC Guttering Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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

Wakefield Loft Interiors

Stud Walling Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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

Wakefield Tradesmen: First Fix

Plumber Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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

Wakefield Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Thermal Loft Insulation Wakefield

Loft Insulation Wakefield 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 Wakefield

Builder Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Wakefield

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

Wakefield Loft Plastering

Plasterer Wakefield 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 Wakefield

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

Staircases Wakefield: Loft Stairs

Stairways to Attic Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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 Wakefield 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
Attic Stairs Services Wakefield L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Wakefield Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build

Handrails & Spindles Wakefield

Staircases Wakefield Stair Spindles Wakefield
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 Wakefield Handrails Wakefield
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

Upstairs Flat Conversions Wakefield

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Wakefield Flat Conversions Wakefield
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

Wakefield Fire Doors

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

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Wakefield area

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

Wakefield Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Wakefield property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

  • Wakefield Room in Loft Trusses
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  • Wakefield UPVC Facias
  • Wakefield PVC Cladding
  • Wakefield Replacement Cladding
  • Wakefield Replacement Wall Panels
  • Wakefield Soffits
  • Wakefield Bargeboards

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Guttering & Roofing

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

Loft Rewiring, socket and light fitting installation, shower cables installed Wakefield

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

Wakefield Loft Beams

  • Wakefield Plywood Box Beams
  • Wakefield Steel Beams
  • Wakefield Flitch Beams
Wakefield Felting
  • Wakefield Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Wakefield Metal Lattice Beams
  • Wakefield New Felt Roofs
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Wakefield Roof Trusses

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Wakefield