Loft Conversions Walsall

  • Walsall Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Walsall Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Walsall Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Walsall Home Office in Loft
  • Walsall Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Walsall Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Walsall Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted

Roofspace Rooms Walsall

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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Walsall Planning Department Walsall Planning Permission

Loft Accomodation Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall Local History Walsall
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 Walsall Planning Department Walsall

Planning Advice Walsall 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
Planning Help Walsall 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local ApprovalWalsall 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
Local Opinion Walsall 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

Walsall Loft Conversion Plans

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

Walsall Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Walsall Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Walsall 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

Sound Insulation Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall 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
Wooden Joists Walsall Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required

Roof Trusses Walsall: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Walsall 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 Walsall 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

Walsall Loft Hatch Fitting

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

Walsall Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall Dormer Roof Conversions Walsall

uPVC Guttering Walsall 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 Walsall 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

Walsall Loft Interiors

Stud Walling Walsall 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 Walsall 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

Walsall Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Walsall 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 Walsall 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

Walsall Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Loft Insulation Walsall

Loft Insulation Walsall 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

Walsall Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Walsall 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 Walsall 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 Walsall

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

Walsall Loft Plastering

Plasterer Walsall 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

Walsall Second Fix Trades

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

Walsall Staircases: Loft Access

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

Staircases Walsall Stair Spindles Walsall
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 Walsall Handrails Walsall
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

Walsall Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Walsall Flat Conversions Walsall
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

Walsall Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Walsall area

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

Walsall Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Walsall property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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


  • Walsall Cladding
  • Walsall UPVC Gutterings
  • Walsall Facia Boards
  • Walsall Soffits
  • Walsall Roofing Repairs
  • Walsall Cowlings
  • Walsall Roof Coatings
  • Walsall UPVC Facias
  • Walsall Concrete Tiles
  • Walsall Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Walsall Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Walsall Ridge Tile
  • Walsall Lead Roof
  • Walsall Velux Window Fitting
  • Walsall Bargeboards
  • Walsall Flat Roof Repairs
  • Walsall Asbestos Roof Removal
Wiring Walsall

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

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

Loft Beams Walsall

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

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