Loft Conversions Dumfries

  • Dumfries Home Office in Loft
  • Dumfries Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Dumfries Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Dumfries Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Dumfries Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Dumfries Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Dumfries Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Roofspace Rooms Dumfries

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 Dumfries Planning Permission Dumfries

Loft Hatch Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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
Building History Dumfries Local History Dumfries
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

Submitting Dumfries Building Plans to Dumfries Planning Department

Planning Help Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 ApprovalDumfries 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

Drawing Building Plans Dumfries

Dormer Construction Plans Dumfries Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Dumfries
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 Dumfries 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 Dumfries Initial Home Improvement Plans Dumfries
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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Dumfries

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

Dumfries Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Dumfries 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 Joists Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 & Steel Beams Dumfries 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

Roof Trusses Dumfries: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 Access Dumfries

Loft Hatch Opening Dumfries 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 Dumfries Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Dumfries
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 Dumfries

Loft Double Glazing Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 Dumfries Dormer Roofs Dumfries

Loft Window Installation Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 Alterations Dumfries

Stud Walling Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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

Dumfries Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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 Dumfries

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

Dumfries Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Dumfries 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

Dumfries Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Dumfries 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 Dumfries 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

Loft Joinery Dumfries

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

Plasterer Dumfries 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

Dumfries Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Dumfries 2nd Fix Joinery Dumfries
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
Shower Installation Dumfries 2nd Fix Plumbing Dumfries
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators
New Electrical Sockets Dumfries 2nd Fix Electrics Dumfries
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 Stairs Dumfries: Staircase Installation

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

Handrails & Spindles Dumfries

Staircase Fitting Dumfries Handrails Dumfries
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 Dumfries Stair Spindles Dumfries
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

Dumfries Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Dumfries Flat Conversions Dumfries
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

Dumfries Fire Doors

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

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Dumfries area

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

Dumfries Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Dumfries property renovation and alteration services:

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

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Dumfries

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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


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

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

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

Loft Beams Dumfries

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Dumfries