Loft Conversions Doncaster

  • Doncaster Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Doncaster Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Doncaster Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Doncaster Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Doncaster Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Doncaster Home Office in Loft
  • Doncaster Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Loft Attic Rooms Doncaster

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 Doncaster Planning Permission Doncaster

Building History Doncaster Local History Doncaster
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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Building Plans Doncaster Planning Department Doncaster

Planning Advice Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local ApprovalDoncaster 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 Doncaster 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

Doncaster Loft Conversion Plans

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

Doncaster Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Doncaster Loft Flooring

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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Doncaster

Attic Layout Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster

Loft Hatch Opening Doncaster 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 Staircases Doncaster Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Doncaster
Compact Spiral staircases and other permanent staircases will need building regulation compliance to ensure the structure remains safe and complies with fire regulations

Dormers & Skylights Doncaster

Dormer Double Glazing Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster Dormer Roof Conversions Doncaster

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

Interior Loft Conversion Doncaster

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

Doncaster Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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

Doncaster Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Doncaster Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Doncaster 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 Doncaster

Builder Doncaster 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 Doncaster 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 Doncaster

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

Loft Plastering Doncaster

Plasterer Doncaster 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

Doncaster Second Fix Trades

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

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

Handrails & Spindles Doncaster

Staircase Fitting Doncaster Handrails Doncaster
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 Doncaster Stair Spindles Doncaster
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 Doncaster Flat Conversions Doncaster
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

Doncaster Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Doncaster area

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

Doncaster Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Doncaster property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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


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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Doncaster UPVC Facias
  • Doncaster Roofing Repairs
  • Doncaster Skylights Fitted
  • Doncaster Bargeboards
  • Doncaster Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Doncaster Flat Roof Repairs
  • Doncaster Facia Boards
  • Doncaster Rainwater Soakaway
  • Doncaster Lead Roof
  • Doncaster Concrete Tiles
  • Doncaster Ridge Tile
  • Doncaster Soffits
  • Doncaster Roof Coatings
  • Doncaster Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Doncaster Cowlings
  • Doncaster Cladding
  • Doncaster Asbestos Roof Removal
Doncaster Wiring

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

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

Loft Beams Doncaster

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

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