Loft Conversions Dundee

  • Dundee Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Dundee Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Dundee Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Dundee Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Dundee Home Office in Loft
  • Dundee Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Dundee Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted

Roofspace Rooms Dundee

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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Dundee Planning Department Dundee Planning Applications

Building History Dundee Local History Dundee
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 Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee Planning Department Dundee

Planning Help Dundee 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 Dundee 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local ApprovalDundee 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 Dundee 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

Drawing Building Plans Dundee

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

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

Loft Flooring Dundee

Floor Joists Dundee Old Ceiling Joists New Loft Floor Joists: Are They Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists have to carry very little weight compared to a floor joist hence the joists in your loft will need to be strengthened

Wooden & Steel Beams Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee

Attic Layout Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Hatch Installation Dundee

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

Dundee Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee Dormer Roofs Dundee

uPVC Guttering Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee

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

First Fix Trades Dundee

Plumber Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee

Flush Fit LOft Windows Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee

Loft Insulation Dundee 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

Dundee Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Dundee 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 Dundee 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 Dundee

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

Plasterer Dundee 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 Dundee

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

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

Dundee Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Dundee Stair Spindles Dundee
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 Dundee Handrails Dundee
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

Upstairs Flat Conversions Dundee

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

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Dundee area

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  • Dundee Factory Buildings
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  • Drain Clearing Dundee Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Dundee property renovation and alteration services:

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Trusses: Timber

  • Dundee Room in Loft Trusses
  • Dundee Pre Constructed Trusses
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Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

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

Dundee Loft Beams

  • Dundee Plywood Box Beams
  • Dundee Steel Beams
  • Dundee Flitch Beams
Felting Dundee
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