Loft Conversions Blackpool

  • Blackpool Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Blackpool Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Blackpool Loft Plans and Planning Applications
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  • Blackpool Home Office in Loft
  • Blackpool Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Blackpool Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Blackpool Roof Space Rooms

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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Blackpool Planning Department Blackpool Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Blackpool 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 Blackpool Local History Blackpool
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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool Planning Department Blackpool

Planning Help Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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 ApprovalBlackpool 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

Blackpool Loft Conversion Plans

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

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

Loft Flooring Blackpool

Floor Joists Blackpool 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

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

Attic Alterations Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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

Blackpool Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Blackpool Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Blackpool
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 Blackpool 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 Windows Blackpool

Loft Double Glazing Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool Dormer Conversions Blackpool

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

Blackpool Internal Loft Conversion

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

Blackpool Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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 Blackpool: Lofts & Attics

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

Blackpool Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Blackpool 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 Blackpool

Ensuite Blackpool 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 Blackpool 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Blackpool

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

Blackpool Loft Plastering

Plasterer Blackpool 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

Blackpool Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Blackpool 2nd Fix Joinery Blackpool
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
Shower Installation Blackpool 2nd Fix Plumbing Blackpool
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 Blackpool 2nd Fix Electrics Blackpool
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)

Staircases Blackpool: Loft Stairs

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

Blackpool Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Blackpool Stair Spindles Blackpool
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 Blackpool Handrails Blackpool
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Blackpool Flat Conversions Blackpool
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

Blackpool Fire Doors

Home Conversion Blackpool 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Blackpool
Converting a home in the Blackpool area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors
 Blackpool Fire Resistant Doors Blackpool
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 Blackpool Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Blackpool: 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 Blackpool area

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

Blackpool Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Blackpool property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Blackpool Roofing Repairs
  • Blackpool Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Blackpool Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Blackpool Soffits
  • Blackpool Bargeboards
  • Blackpool Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Blackpool Flat Roof Repairs
  • Blackpool Skylights Fitted
  • Blackpool Velux Window Fitting
  • Blackpool Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Blackpool Roof Coatings
  • Blackpool Cladding
  • Blackpool Lead Roof
  • Blackpool Concrete Tiles
  • Blackpool UPVC Facias
  • Blackpool UPVC Gutterings
  • Blackpool Facia Boards
Wiring Blackpool

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

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

Loft Beams Blackpool

  • Blackpool Plywood Box Beams
  • Blackpool Steel Beams
  • Blackpool Flitch Beams
Felting Blackpool
  • Blackpool New Felt Roofs
  • Blackpool Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Blackpool Metal Lattice Beams
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Blackpool Roof Trusses

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