Loft Conversions Darlington

  • Darlington Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Darlington Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Darlington Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Darlington Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Darlington Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Darlington Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Darlington Home Office in Loft

Darlington 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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Planning Department Darlington Planning Applications Darlington

Loft Hatch Darlington 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 Darlington Local History Darlington
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 Darlington 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 Darlington Planning Department Darlington

Planning Help Darlington 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 Darlington 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 ApprovalDarlington 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
Local Opinion Darlington 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

Darlington Loft Conversion Plans

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

Darlington Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Darlington Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Darlington 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 & Steel Beams Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Joists Darlington Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Floor Support Darlington 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 Darlington: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington

Loft Staircases Darlington Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Darlington
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 Darlington 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

Darlington Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington Dormer Construction Darlington

uPVC Guttering Darlington 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 Darlington 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

Darlington Internal Loft Conversion

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

Darlington First Fix Trades

Electrician Darlington 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 Darlington 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

Darlington Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Loft Insulation Darlington

Loft Insulation Darlington 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 Darlington

Ensuite Darlington 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 Darlington 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 Darlington

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

Loft Plastering Darlington

Plasterer Darlington 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 Darlington

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

Staircase Installation Darlington 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 Darlington Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Attic Stairs Services Darlington L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Darlington 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
Loft-Attic Access Darlington Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build

Darlington Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Darlington Stair Spindles Darlington
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 Darlington Handrails Darlington
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

Darlington Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Darlington Flat Conversions Darlington
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

Darlington Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Darlington

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Darlington area

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

Darlington Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Darlington property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Darlington Concrete Tiles
  • Darlington Roof Coatings
  • Darlington Rainwater Soakaway
  • Darlington UPVC Facias
  • Darlington Bargeboards
  • Darlington Velux Window Fitting
  • Darlington Skylights Fitted
  • Darlington Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Darlington Soffits
  • Darlington Facia Boards
  • Darlington Flat Roof Repairs
  • Darlington Ridge Tile
  • Darlington Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Darlington UPVC Gutterings
  • Darlington Lead Roof
  • Darlington Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Darlington Roof Tiles Replaced
Electrics Darlington

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

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

Darlington Loft Beams

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