Loft Conversions Kilmarnock

  • Kilmarnock Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Kilmarnock Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Kilmarnock Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Kilmarnock Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Kilmarnock Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Kilmarnock Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Kilmarnock Loft Floors & Storage Installed

Loft Attic Rooms Kilmarnock

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 Kilmarnock Planning Permission Kilmarnock

Loft Accomodation Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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
Building History Kilmarnock Local History Kilmarnock
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 Building Plans Kilmarnock Planning Department Kilmarnock

Planning Advice Kilmarnock 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
Planning Help Kilmarnock 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

Building Confidence with Neighbours

Local ApprovalKilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Loft Conversion Plans

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

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

Loft Floors Kilmarnock

Floor Joists Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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
Sound Insulation Kilmarnock 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
Floor Support Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Loft Hatch Fitting

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

Loft Windows Kilmarnock

Loft Double Glazing Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock Dormer Roof Conversions Kilmarnock

uPVC Guttering Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Alterations Kilmarnock

Stud Walling Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Tradesmen: First Fix

Plumber Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Double Glazing: Lofts

Dormer PVC Windows Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock

Loft Insulation Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Kilmarnock

Plasterer Kilmarnock 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

Kilmarnock Second Fix Trades

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

Loft-Attic Access Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock 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 Kilmarnock L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing

Handrails & Spindles Kilmarnock

Staircases Kilmarnock Stair Spindles Kilmarnock
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 Kilmarnock Handrails Kilmarnock
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 Kilmarnock Flat Conversions Kilmarnock
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

Kilmarnock Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Kilmarnock

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Kilmarnock area

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

Kilmarnock Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Kilmarnock property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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


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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Kilmarnock Concrete Tiles
  • Kilmarnock Facia Boards
  • Kilmarnock Roofing Repairs
  • Kilmarnock Flat Roof Repairs
  • Kilmarnock Roof Coatings
  • Kilmarnock Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Kilmarnock Lead Roof
  • Kilmarnock Cowlings
  • Kilmarnock Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Kilmarnock Velux Window Fitting
  • Kilmarnock Ridge Tile
  • Kilmarnock UPVC Facias
  • Kilmarnock Soffits
  • Kilmarnock Cladding
  • Kilmarnock Skylights Fitted
  • Kilmarnock Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Kilmarnock UPVC Gutterings
Electrics Kilmarnock

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

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

Kilmarnock Loft Beams

  • Kilmarnock Flitch Beams
  • Kilmarnock Plywood Box Beams
  • Kilmarnock Steel Beams
Kilmarnock Felting
  • Kilmarnock Metal Lattice Beams
  • Kilmarnock New Felt Roofs
  • Kilmarnock Roofing Felt Replaced
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Kilmarnock Loft Conversion

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