Loft Conversions Bournemouth

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  • Bournemouth Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Loft Attic Rooms Bournemouth

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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Planning Department Bournemouth Planning Applications Bournemouth

Building History Bournemouth Local History Bournemouth
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 Bournemouth 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
Loft Hatch Bournemouth 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

Submitting Bournemouth Building Plans to Bournemouth Planning Department

Planning Help Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Confidence with Neighbours

Local Opinion Bournemouth 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 ApprovalBournemouth 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

Bournemouth Loft Conversion Plans

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

Bournemouth Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Floors Bournemouth

Floor Joists Bournemouth 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

Wooden & Steel Beams Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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

Loft Hatch Installation Bournemouth

Loft Staircases Bournemouth Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Bournemouth
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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

Dormer Double Glazing Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth Dormer Construction Bournemouth

uPVC Guttering Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

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

Bournemouth Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

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

Thermal Loft Insulation Bournemouth

Loft Insulation Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

Builder Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

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

Plasterer Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth

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

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

Bournemouth Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Bournemouth Handrails Bournemouth
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 Bournemouth Stair Spindles Bournemouth
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

Bournemouth Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Bournemouth Flat Conversions Bournemouth
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

Loft Conversions Bournemouth Fire Doors

 Bournemouth Fire Resistant Doors Bournemouth
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 Bournemouth Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Bournemouth: Fire Doors
Generally when converting a single storey bungalow to a 2-storey property normal interior doors will be acceptable
Home Conversion Bournemouth 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Bournemouth
Converting a home in the Bournemouth 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

Roofers & Builders

Bournemouth property renovation and alteration services:

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Trusses: Timber

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Fascias & Cladding

  • Bournemouth Replacement Wall Panels
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Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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  • Bournemouth Replace old Guttering
  • Bournemouth Rainwater Collection
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Windows - Roof Lights
  • Bournemouth Skylights Fitted
  • Bournemouth Replacement Windows
  • Bournemouth Velux Windows Installed
Roof and Ridge Tiles
  • Bournemouth New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Bournemouth Ridge tiles re-pointed
  • Bournemouth Broken Tiles Replaced
  • Bournemouth Building Insurance Estimates
Flat Roofs Bournemouth
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Roof Tiles
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Replacement Roof

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Roof Windows

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  • Bournemouth Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
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  • Bournemouth Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • Bournemouth Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • Bournemouth Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
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Guttering & Roofing

  • Bournemouth Rainwater Soakaway
  • Bournemouth Soffits
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  • Bournemouth Velux Window Fitting
  • Bournemouth Bargeboards
  • Bournemouth Flat Roof Repairs
  • Bournemouth Lead Roof
  • Bournemouth Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Bournemouth Concrete Tiles
  • Bournemouth UPVC Gutterings
  • Bournemouth Facia Boards
  • Bournemouth Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Bournemouth Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Bournemouth Cladding
  • Bournemouth Cowlings
  • Bournemouth Roof Tiles Replaced
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Electrics Bournemouth

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Felting Bournemouth
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Loft Beams Bournemouth

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Felting Bournemouth
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  • Bournemouth Roofing Felt Replaced
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Bournemouth Roof Trusses

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