Loft Conversions Watford

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Roofspace Rooms Watford

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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Watford Planning Department Watford Planning Applications

Loft Hatch Watford 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 Watford Local History Watford
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 Watford 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

Submitting Watford Building Plans to Watford Planning Department

Planning Help Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford 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 ApprovalWatford 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 Watford

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Watford

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

Loft Floors Watford

Floor Joists Watford 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 & Steel Beams Watford 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
Floor Support Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Watford 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 Watford 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

Watford Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Watford Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Watford
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 Watford 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 Watford

Loft Double Glazing Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford Dormer Construction Watford

Loft Window Installation Watford 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 Watford New Fascias and Guttering
The exterior fascia boards are installed along with soffits and guttering to create a unified and weather proof roof structure

Watford Loft Interiors

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

Watford Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford

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

Watford Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Watford 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

Watford Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Watford 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 Watford 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

Watford Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Watford

Plasterer Watford 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

Watford Second Fix Trades

Shower Installation Watford 2nd Fix Plumbing Watford
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 Watford 2nd Fix Electrics Watford
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 Watford 2nd Fix Joinery Watford
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space

Loft Staircase Installation Watford

Stairways to Attic Watford Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Loft-Attic Access Watford Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Staircase Installation Watford 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 Watford L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Watford 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 Watford

Staircase Fitting Watford Handrails Watford
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 Watford Stair Spindles Watford
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

Watford Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Watford Flat Conversions Watford
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 Watford

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

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Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Timber Trusses

  • Watford Pre Constructed Trusses
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Fascias & Cladding

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

Guttering:
Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Roofline:Gutters

  • Watford UPVC Facias
  • Watford Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Watford Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Watford Skylights Fitted
  • Watford Flat Roof Repairs
  • Watford Roof Coatings
  • Watford UPVC Gutterings
  • Watford Cowlings
  • Watford Cladding
  • Watford Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Watford Roofing Repairs
  • Watford Soffits
  • Watford Concrete Tiles
  • Watford Rainwater Soakaway
  • Watford Bargeboards
  • Watford Lead Roof
  • Watford Velux Window Fitting
Wiring Watford

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Watford Felting
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Watford Loft Beams

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Watford Felting
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