Loft Conversions York

  • York Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • York Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • York Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • York Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • York Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • York Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • York Over Garage Extensions Built

York 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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York Planning Department York Planning Applications

Loft Hatch York 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
Loft Accomodation York 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
Building History York Local History York
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 York Planning Department York

Planning Advice York 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 York 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 ApprovalYork 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 York 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

Drawing Building Plans York

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings York

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

York Loft Floors

Floor Joists York 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

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

Construction: Trussed Rafters York

Attic Layout York 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 York 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 York

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

York Dormers & Skylights

Dormer Double Glazing York 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 York 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 York Dormer Construction York

uPVC Guttering York 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 York 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

Interior Loft Conversion York

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

York First Fix Trades

Plumber York 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 York 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 York

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

Loft Insulation York

Loft Insulation York 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

York Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite York 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 York 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 York

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

Loft Plastering York

Plasterer York 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 York

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

Staircases York: Loft Stairs

Loft-Attic Access York 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 York 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 York Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Attic Stairs Services York L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services York 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

York Handrails & Spindles

Staircases York Stair Spindles York
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 York Handrails York
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

York Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion York Flat Conversions York
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

York Fire Doors

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the York area

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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York property renovation and alteration services:

  • York Attic Rooms
  • York Dormer Conversions
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  • York Building Maintenance
  • York Ground Floor Extensions

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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


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

Guttering & Roofing

  • York Skylights Fitted
  • York Rainwater Soakaway
  • York Ridge Tile
  • York Facia Boards
  • York Cladding
  • York Roof Tiles Replaced
  • York Leaking Roof Repairs
  • York Concrete Tiles
  • York Bargeboards
  • York Roofing Repairs
  • York Lead Roof
  • York Cowlings
  • York UPVC Gutterings
  • York Roof Coatings
  • York Velux Window Fitting
  • York Soffits
  • York Asbestos Roof Removal
Wiring York

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

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

York Loft Beams

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