Loft Conversions Carlisle

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Roofspace Rooms Carlisle

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 Carlisle Planning Permission Carlisle

Building History Carlisle Local History Carlisle
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 Hatch Carlisle 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
Loft Accomodation Carlisle 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 Carlisle Planning Department Carlisle

Planning Advice Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 ApprovalCarlisle 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

Carlisle Loft Conversion Plans

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

Carlisle Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Carlisle

Floor Joists Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle

Loft Staircases Carlisle Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Carlisle
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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle

Dormer Double Glazing Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle Dormer Roofs Carlisle

uPVC Guttering Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Conversion Carlisle

Stud Walling Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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

Carlisle Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle: Lofts & Attics

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

Carlisle Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Carlisle 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 Carlisle

Builder Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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

Carlisle Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Carlisle Loft Plastering

Plasterer Carlisle 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

Carlisle Second Fix Trades

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

Carlisle Staircases: Loft Access

Stairways to Attic Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle 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 Carlisle L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing

Handrails & Spindles Carlisle

Staircases Carlisle Stair Spindles Carlisle
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 Carlisle Handrails Carlisle
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 Carlisle Flat Conversions Carlisle
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 Carlisle Fire Doors

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Carlisle area

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Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Carlisle property renovation and alteration services:

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Trusses: Timber

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  • Carlisle PVC Cladding
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  • Carlisle UPVC Facias
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Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

  • Carlisle Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
  • Carlisle Outbuilding Refurbishment
  • Carlisle Pitched Roofs
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Roof Windows

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  • Carlisle Skylights
  • Carlisle Flush Fit Windows
  • Carlisle Replacement Windows
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Chimney Repairs

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Carlisle Roofing Repairs
  • Carlisle Skylights Fitted
  • Carlisle Flat Roof Repairs
  • Carlisle Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Carlisle Bargeboards
  • Carlisle Cowlings
  • Carlisle UPVC Gutterings
  • Carlisle Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Carlisle Velux Window Fitting
  • Carlisle Lead Roof
  • Carlisle Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Carlisle Concrete Tiles
  • Carlisle Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Carlisle Cladding
  • Carlisle Ridge Tile
  • Carlisle Soffits
  • Carlisle Rainwater Soakaway
Carlisle Wiring

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

Felting Carlisle
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Carlisle Loft Beams

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Carlisle Felting
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