Loft Conversions Glasgow

  • Glasgow Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Glasgow Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Glasgow Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Glasgow Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Glasgow Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Glasgow Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Glasgow Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Glasgow 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 Glasgow Planning Permission Glasgow

Building History Glasgow Local History Glasgow
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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow Building Plans to Glasgow Planning Department

Planning Help Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 ApprovalGlasgow 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 Glasgow 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Glasgow

Building Plans Glasgow Initial Home Improvement Plans Glasgow
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
Dormer Construction Plans Glasgow Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Glasgow
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 Glasgow 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 and Architectural Drawings Glasgow

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

Loft Flooring Glasgow

Floor Joists Glasgow 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

Sound Insulation Glasgow 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 Glasgow Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Wooden & Steel Beams Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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

Glasgow Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Glasgow Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Glasgow
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 Glasgow 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 Windows Glasgow

Dormer Double Glazing Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow Dormer Conversions Glasgow

uPVC Guttering Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Loft Room Storage Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Electrician Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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

Glasgow Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Loft Insulation Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Ensuite Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow

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

Plasterer Glasgow 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 Glasgow

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

Glasgow Staircases: Loft Access

Attic Stairs Services Glasgow L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Stairways to Attic Glasgow 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 Glasgow Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Joinery Services Glasgow 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
Staircase Installation Glasgow Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run

Glasgow Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Glasgow Handrails Glasgow
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 Glasgow Stair Spindles Glasgow
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

Glasgow Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Glasgow Flat Conversions Glasgow
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 Glasgow

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

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Glasgow area

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

Glasgow Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Glasgow property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Glasgow Facia Boards
  • Glasgow Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Glasgow Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Glasgow Concrete Tiles
  • Glasgow Velux Window Fitting
  • Glasgow Cowlings
  • Glasgow Roofing Repairs
  • Glasgow Soffits
  • Glasgow Bargeboards
  • Glasgow Lead Roof
  • Glasgow Cladding
  • Glasgow UPVC Gutterings
  • Glasgow Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Glasgow Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Glasgow Flat Roof Repairs
  • Glasgow UPVC Facias
  • Glasgow Rainwater Soakaway
Glasgow Wiring

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

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

Glasgow Loft Beams

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

Resources for a new Slate Roofing access point Glasgow