Loft Conversions Gloucester

  • Gloucester Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Gloucester Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Gloucester Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Gloucester Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Gloucester Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Gloucester Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Gloucester Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted

Roofspace Rooms Gloucester

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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Gloucester Planning Department Gloucester Planning Permission

Building History Gloucester Local History Gloucester
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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Building Plans Gloucester Planning Department Gloucester

Planning Help Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 ApprovalGloucester 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 Gloucester 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

Gloucester Loft Conversion Plans

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

Gloucester Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Gloucester Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester

Attic Layout Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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

Gloucester Loft Hatch Fitting

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

Gloucester Dormers & Skylights

Dormer Double Glazing Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester Dormer Roofs Gloucester

uPVC Guttering Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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

Gloucester Loft Interiors

Stud Walling Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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

Gloucester Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester

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

Thermal Loft Insulation Gloucester

Loft Insulation Gloucester 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 Gloucester

Builder Gloucester 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 Gloucester 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

Gloucester Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Gloucester

Plasterer Gloucester 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 Gloucester

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

Staircases Gloucester: Loft Stairs

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

Staircases Gloucester Stair Spindles Gloucester
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 Gloucester Handrails Gloucester
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

Gloucester Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Gloucester Flat Conversions Gloucester
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 Gloucester

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Gloucester

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Gloucester area

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

Gloucester Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Gloucester property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Roof Windows

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


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


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

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

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

Loft Beams Gloucester

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

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