Loft Conversions Bristol

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

Bristol 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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Planning Department Bristol Planning Permission Bristol

Building History Bristol Local History Bristol
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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol Building Plans to Bristol Planning Department

Planning Advice Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 ApprovalBristol 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

Bristol Loft Conversion Plans

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Bristol

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

Bristol Loft Floors

Floor Joists Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Bristol

Attic Alterations Bristol 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 Bristol 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

Bristol Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Bristol Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Bristol
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 Bristol 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

Bristol Loft Windows

Dormer Double Glazing Bristol 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 Bristol 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 Bristol Dormer Construction Bristol

uPVC Guttering Bristol 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 Bristol 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

Bristol Internal Loft Conversion

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

Bristol Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Bristol 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 Bristol 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

Double Glazing Bristol: Lofts & Attics

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

Thermal Loft Insulation Bristol

Loft Insulation Bristol 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

Bristol Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Bristol 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 Bristol 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Bristol

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

Plasterer Bristol 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

Bristol Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Staircase Fitting Bristol

Loft-Attic Access Bristol 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 Bristol 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
Attic Stairs Services Bristol L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic Bristol Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Staircase Installation Bristol Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run

Handrails & Spindles Bristol

Staircase Fitting Bristol Handrails Bristol
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 Bristol Stair Spindles Bristol
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Bristol Flat Conversions Bristol
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 Bristol Fire Doors

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

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Bristol property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

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

Loft Beams Bristol

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Bristol