Loft Conversions Exeter

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  • Exeter Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting

Loft Attic Rooms Exeter

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 Exeter Planning Applications Exeter

Loft Accomodation Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter Local History Exeter
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 Exeter Planning Department Exeter

Planning Help Exeter 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 Exeter 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 ApprovalExeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter

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

Exeter Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Exeter Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Exeter 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

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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Exeter

Attic Layout Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter

Loft Staircases Exeter Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Exeter
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 Exeter 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

Exeter Loft Windows

Loft Double Glazing Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter Dormer Conversions Exeter

Loft Window Installation Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter

Stud Walling Exeter 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 Exeter 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

Exeter First Fix Trades

Electrician Exeter 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 Exeter 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

Double Glazing Exeter: Lofts & Attics

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

Exeter Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Exeter 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 Exeter

Ensuite Exeter 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 Exeter 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 Exeter

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

Plasterer Exeter 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 Exeter

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

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

Exeter Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Exeter Handrails Exeter
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 Exeter Stair Spindles Exeter
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

Exeter Flats: Penthouse Conversion

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

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Exeter

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Exeter area

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

Exeter Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Exeter property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Roof Windows

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


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

Roofing and Guttering

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

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

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

Loft Beams Exeter

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

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