Loft Conversions Durham

  • Durham Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Durham Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Durham Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Durham Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Durham Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Durham Home Office in Loft
  • Durham Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Loft Attic Rooms Durham

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 Durham Planning Permission Durham

Loft Accomodation Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham Local History Durham
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 Building Plans Durham Planning Department Durham

Planning Help Durham 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 Durham 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 Opinion Durham 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 ApprovalDurham 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 Durham

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

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

Loft Flooring Durham

Floor Joists Durham Will I need to modify the loft floor-ceiling joists?
The old Ceiling joists will have to become floor joists within the loft and will need strenghtening to handle the extra weight loading

Sound Insulation Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham

Attic Alterations Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham

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

Durham Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham Dormer Construction Durham

Loft Window Installation Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham

Stud Walling Durham 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 Durham 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

Durham First Fix Trades

Electrician Durham 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 Durham 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Durham

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

Durham Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Durham 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

Durham Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Durham 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 Durham 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 Durham

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

Durham Loft Plastering

Plasterer Durham 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

Durham Second Fix Trades

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

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

Durham Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Durham Stair Spindles Durham
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 Durham Handrails Durham
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 Durham

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Durham Flat Conversions Durham
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

Fire Doors Durham

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

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Durham area

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

Durham Builder:

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

Loft Conversions Durham

  • Loft Conversions Chester Le Street
  • Loft Conversions Lumley
  • Loft Conversions Crook
  • Loft Conversions Neville's Cross
  • Loft Conversions Framwellgate Moor
  • Loft Conversions Birtley
  • Loft Conversions Stanley
  • Loft Conversions Consett
  • Loft Conversions Sacriston
  • Loft Conversions Bishop Auckland

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Durham property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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


  • Durham Soffits
  • Durham Cladding
  • Durham Facia Boards
  • Durham Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Durham UPVC Gutterings
  • Durham Skylights Fitted
  • Durham Bargeboards
  • Durham Roof Coatings
  • Durham Ridge Tile
  • Durham Flat Roof Repairs
  • Durham Roofing Repairs
  • Durham Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Durham Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Durham Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Durham Concrete Tiles
  • Durham Cowlings
  • Durham Lead Roof
Rewiring Durham

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

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

Durham Loft Beams

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

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