Loft Conversions Bath

  • Bath Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Bath Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Bath Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Bath Loft Conversions - Design & Build
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  • Bath Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
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Loft Attic Rooms Bath

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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Bath Planning Department Bath Planning Applications

Loft Hatch Bath 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 Bath Local History Bath
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 Bath 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 Building Plans Bath Planning Department Bath

Planning Advice Bath 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 Bath 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 Opinion Bath 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 ApprovalBath 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 Bath

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

Bath Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Bath Loft Floors

Floor Joists Bath Will I need to modify the loft floor-ceiling joists?
The old Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists within the loft and will need strenghtening to handle the extra weight loading

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

Roof Trusses Bath: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath

Loft Staircases Bath Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Bath
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 Bath 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 Bath

Dormer Double Glazing Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath Dormer Roofs Bath

uPVC Guttering Bath 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 Bath 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

Bath Loft Interiors

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

Bath Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath

Dormer PVC Windows Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath

Loft Insulation Bath 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 Bath

Builder Bath 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 Bath 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 Bath

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

Loft Plastering Bath

Plasterer Bath 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 Bath

New Electrical Sockets Bath 2nd Fix Electrics Bath
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 Bath 2nd Fix Plumbing Bath
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 Bath 2nd Fix Joinery Bath
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space

Loft Staircase Installation Bath

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

Bath Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Bath Stair Spindles Bath
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 Bath Handrails Bath
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

Bath Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Bath Flat Conversions Bath
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

Bath Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties
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Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Timber Trusses

  • Bath Pre Constructed Trusses
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Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

  • Bath Replace old Guttering
  • Bath UPVC Drain Covers
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  • Bath UPVC Downcomers
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Skylights - Windows
  • Bath Replacement Windows
  • Bath Velux Windows Installed
  • Bath Skylights Fitted
Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • Bath Ridge tiles re-pointed
  • Bath New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Bath Building Insurance Estimates
  • Bath Broken Tiles Replaced
Flat Roofs Bath
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  • Bath Flat To Pitched Conversion
Roofing Tiles
  • Bath Wood Shingles
  • Bath Ridge Tiles
  • Bath Bitumen Felt Shingles
  • Bath Slate Tiles
  • Bath Corrugated Roofs
  • Bath Cement Tiles
  • Bath Clay Tiles

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimneys

  • Bath Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • Bath Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented
  • Bath Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • Bath Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Bath Chimney Cowlings Fitted
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Roofline:Gutters

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

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

Bath Loft Beams

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