Loft Conversions Isle of Man

  • Isle of Man Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Isle of Man Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Isle of Man Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Isle of Man Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Isle of Man Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Isle of Man Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Isle of Man Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft

Loft Attic Rooms Isle of Man

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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Planning Department Isle of Man Planning Permission Isle of Man

Loft Hatch Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man Local History Isle of Man
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 Isle of Man Building Plans to Isle of Man Planning Department

Planning Help Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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 ApprovalIsle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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

Drawing Building Plans Isle of Man

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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Isle of Man

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

Isle of Man Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Isle of Man 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

Floor Support Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required

Roof Trusses Isle of Man: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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

Isle of Man Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Isle of Man Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Isle of Man
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 Isle of Man 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

Isle of Man Dormers & Skylights

Dormer Double Glazing Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man Dormer Roof Conversions Isle of Man

Loft Window Installation Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man

Stud Walling Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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

Isle of Man First Fix Trades

Plumber Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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

Double Glazing Isle of Man: Lofts & Attics

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

Loft Insulation Isle of Man

Loft Insulation Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man

Ensuite Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man 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

Loft Joinery Isle of Man

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

Loft Plastering Isle of Man

Plasterer Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man

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

Staircases Isle of Man: Loft Stairs

Loft-Attic Access Isle of Man Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Staircase Installation Isle of Man 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 Isle of Man Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Joinery Services Isle of Man 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
Attic Stairs Services Isle of Man L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing

Isle of Man Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Isle of Man Stair Spindles Isle of Man
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 Isle of Man Handrails Isle of Man
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Isle of Man Flat Conversions Isle of Man
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 Isle of Man

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties
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Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Isle of Man area

  • Isle of Man Shop Fitting
  • Isle of Man Rented Property Maintenance
  • Isle of Man Office Modernisation
  • Isle of Man Factory Buildings
  • Isle of Man Mezzanine Floors

Isle of Man Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Roofers & Builders

Isle of Man property renovation and alteration services:

  • Isle of Man Attic Rooms
  • Isle of Man Dormer Conversions
  • Isle of Man Roofing Services
  • Isle of Man Building Maintenance
  • Isle of Man Ground Floor Extensions

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Isle of Man

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Trusses: Timber

  • Isle of Man On Site Truss Construction
  • Isle of Man Room in Loft Trusses
  • Isle of Man Pre Constructed Trusses


  • Isle of Man PVC Cladding
  • Isle of Man Bargeboards
  • Isle of Man Soffits
  • Isle of Man Replacement Cladding
  • Isle of Man UPVC Facias
  • Isle of Man Replacement Wall Panels

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

  • Isle of Man Outbuilding Refurbishment
  • Isle of Man Pitched Roofs
  • Isle of Man Flat Roofs
  • Isle of Man Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced

Roof Windows

  • Isle of Man Dormer Windows
  • Isle of Man Skylights
  • Isle of Man uPVC Windows
  • Isle of Man Flush Fit Windows
  • Isle of Man Velux Windows
  • Isle of Man Replacement Windows

Chimney Repairs

  • Isle of Man Chimney Chimney Repointing
  • Isle of Man Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Isle of Man Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • Isle of Man Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Isle of Man Chimney Old Chimneys Capped and Vented
  • Isle of Man Chimney Cowlings Fitted

Roofing and Guttering

  • Isle of Man Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Isle of Man Velux Window Fitting
  • Isle of Man Flat Roof Repairs
  • Isle of Man Roof Coatings
  • Isle of Man Cladding
  • Isle of Man Roofing Repairs
  • Isle of Man Lead Roof
  • Isle of Man Soffits
  • Isle of Man Cowlings
  • Isle of Man Ridge Tile
  • Isle of Man UPVC Facias
  • Isle of Man Concrete Tiles
  • Isle of Man Rainwater Soakaway
  • Isle of Man Bargeboards
  • Isle of Man Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Isle of Man Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Isle of Man Asbestos Roof Removal
Rewiring Isle of Man

Loft Rewiring Isle of Man: Sockets, Lights and Shower cable installation Isle of Man

Isle of Man Felting
  • Isle of Man Roofing Felt Replaced
  • Isle of Man Outbuilding Roofs
  • Isle of Man New Felt Roofs

Loft Beams Isle of Man

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Isle of Man