Loft Conversions Falkirk

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Falkirk Roof Space Rooms

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 Falkirk Planning Permission Falkirk

Loft Accomodation Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 Falkirk Local History Falkirk
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 Falkirk Building Plans to Falkirk Planning Department

Planning Help Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 ApprovalFalkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Falkirk Loft Conversion Plans

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Falkirk

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

Loft Flooring Falkirk

Floor Joists Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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
Wooden Joists Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Roof Trusses Falkirk: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 Falkirk

Loft Staircases Falkirk Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Falkirk
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 Falkirk 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

Dormers & Skylights Falkirk

Dormer Double Glazing Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 Falkirk Dormer Roofs Falkirk

uPVC Guttering Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Falkirk Loft Interiors

Stud Walling Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Falkirk Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Falkirk Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Falkirk Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Falkirk 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 Falkirk

Builder Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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

Falkirk Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Falkirk

Plasterer Falkirk 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

Falkirk Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Falkirk 2nd Fix Joinery Falkirk
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Falkirk 2nd Fix Electrics Falkirk
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)
Shower Installation Falkirk 2nd Fix Plumbing Falkirk
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators

Staircases Falkirk: Loft Stairs

Staircase Installation Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 Falkirk 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 Falkirk L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Falkirk 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 Falkirk

Staircase Fitting Falkirk Handrails Falkirk
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 Falkirk Stair Spindles Falkirk
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 Falkirk Flat Conversions Falkirk
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 Falkirk

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Falkirk

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Falkirk area

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

Falkirk Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Falkirk property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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


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

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

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

Loft Beams Falkirk

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Falkirk