Loft Conversions Blackburn

  • Blackburn Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Blackburn Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Blackburn Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Blackburn Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Blackburn Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Blackburn Loft Conversions - Design & Build
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Loft Attic Rooms Blackburn

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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Planning Department Blackburn Planning Permission Blackburn

Loft Hatch Blackburn 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 Blackburn Local History Blackburn
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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn Planning Department Blackburn

Planning Advice Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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

Building Confidence with Neighbours

Local Opinion Blackburn 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 ApprovalBlackburn 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

Drawing Building Plans Blackburn

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

Blackburn Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Blackburn

Floor Joists Blackburn 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

Floor Support Blackburn 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 Joists Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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

Roof Trusses Blackburn: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn

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

Dormers & Skylights Blackburn

Dormer Double Glazing Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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 Blackburn Dormer Roofs Blackburn

uPVC Guttering Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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 Alterations Blackburn

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

First Fix Trades Blackburn

Electrician Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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

Double Glazing Blackburn: Lofts & Attics

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

Blackburn Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Blackburn 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 Blackburn

Builder Blackburn 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 Blackburn 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

Blackburn Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Blackburn Loft Plastering

Plasterer Blackburn 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

Blackburn Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Staircase Installation Blackburn

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

Staircases Blackburn Stair Spindles Blackburn
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 Blackburn Handrails Blackburn
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

Blackburn Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Blackburn Flat Conversions Blackburn
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

Blackburn Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Blackburn area

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Blackburn property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Guttering & Roofing

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

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

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

Loft Beams Blackburn

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