Loft Conversions Inverness

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  • Inverness Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Inverness Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Inverness Home Office in Loft

Inverness 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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Inverness Planning Department Inverness Planning Permission

Building History Inverness Local History Inverness
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 Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness Planning Department Inverness

Planning Help Inverness 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 Inverness 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 ApprovalInverness 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 Inverness 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

Inverness Loft Conversion Plans

Building Plans Inverness Initial Home Improvement Plans Inverness
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 Inverness 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 Inverness Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Inverness
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 Inverness

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

Loft Flooring Inverness

Floor Joists Inverness 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 Joists Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness 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
Sound Insulation Inverness 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 Inverness

Attic Alterations Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Access Inverness

Loft Hatch Opening Inverness 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 Inverness Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Inverness
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 Inverness

Dormer Double Glazing Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness Dormer Roof Conversions Inverness

Loft Window Installation Inverness 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 Inverness New Fascias and Guttering
The exterior fascia boards are installed along with soffits and guttering to create a unified and weather proof roof structure

Inverness Loft Interiors

Loft Room Storage Inverness 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 Inverness Interior Stud Walls
The room layout is re-created according to the building plans with the construction of the interior stud walls

Inverness Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Inverness 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 Inverness 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

Inverness Double Glazing: Lofts

Dormer PVC Windows Inverness 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 Inverness 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 Inverness

Loft Insulation Inverness 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

Inverness Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Inverness 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 Inverness 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Inverness

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

Plasterer Inverness 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

Inverness Second Fix Trades

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

Inverness Staircases: Loft Access

Loft-Attic Access Inverness 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 Inverness Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Attic Stairs Services Inverness L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Inverness 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 Inverness Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run

Inverness Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Inverness Handrails Inverness
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 Inverness Stair Spindles Inverness
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 Inverness Flat Conversions Inverness
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 Inverness Fire Doors

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Inverness area

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  • Inverness Rented Property Maintenance
  • Inverness Office Modernisation
  • Inverness Factory Buildings
  • Inverness Mezzanine Floors

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  • Stud Walls Inverness Plasterboarding & Skimming
  • Commercial Heating Systems Inverness Plumbing & Gas Fitting
  • Industrial Electrician Inverness Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Inverness Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Inverness property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Inverness Lead Roof
  • Inverness UPVC Gutterings
  • Inverness Concrete Tiles
  • Inverness Skylights Fitted
  • Inverness Roofing Repairs
  • Inverness Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Inverness Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Inverness Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Inverness Cowlings
  • Inverness Roof Coatings
  • Inverness Velux Window Fitting
  • Inverness Flat Roof Repairs
  • Inverness Rainwater Soakaway
  • Inverness Bargeboards
  • Inverness Facia Boards
  • Inverness UPVC Facias
  • Inverness Asbestos Roof Removal
Inverness Wiring

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

Inverness Felting
  • Inverness New Felt Roofs
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  • Inverness Roofing Felt Replaced

Loft Beams Inverness

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

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