Loft Conversions Galashiels

  • Galashiels Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Galashiels Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Galashiels Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Galashiels Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Galashiels Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Galashiels Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Galashiels Dormer Bungalow Conversions

Galashiels Roof Space Rooms

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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Galashiels Planning Department Galashiels Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Galashiels Local History Galashiels
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 Galashiels Building Plans to Galashiels Planning Department

Planning Help Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion Galashiels 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 ApprovalGalashiels 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Galashiels

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

Galashiels Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Galashiels Loft Floors

Floor Joists Galashiels 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 & Steel Beams Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Galashiels

Attic Alterations Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Galashiels

Loft Hatch Opening Galashiels 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 Galashiels Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Galashiels
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 Galashiels

Loft Double Glazing Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Galashiels Dormer Roofs Galashiels

Loft Window Installation Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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 Galashiels

Stud Walling Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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

First Fix Trades Galashiels

Plumber Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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

Galashiels Double Glazing: Lofts

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

Loft Insulation Galashiels

Loft Insulation Galashiels 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 Galashiels

Builder Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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

Galashiels Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Galashiels Loft Plastering

Plasterer Galashiels 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 Galashiels

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

Loft-Attic Access Galashiels 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 Galashiels L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic Galashiels Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Staircase Installation Galashiels 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 Galashiels 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

Galashiels Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Galashiels Stair Spindles Galashiels
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 Galashiels Handrails Galashiels
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 Galashiels

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Galashiels Flat Conversions Galashiels
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 Galashiels

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Galashiels

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Galashiels area

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

Galashiels Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Galashiels property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Guttering & Roofing

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

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

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

Galashiels Loft Beams

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Galashiels