Loft Conversions Kirkcaldy

  • Kirkcaldy Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Kirkcaldy Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Kirkcaldy Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Kirkcaldy Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Kirkcaldy Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Kirkcaldy Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Kirkcaldy Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy Planning Permission Kirkcaldy

Loft Hatch Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy Local History Kirkcaldy
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 Kirkcaldy Building Plans to Kirkcaldy Planning Department

Planning Advice Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion Kirkcaldy 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
Local ApprovalKirkcaldy 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

Drawing Building Plans Kirkcaldy

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

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

Loft Floors Kirkcaldy

Floor Joists Kirkcaldy 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 & Steel Beams Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Floor Support Kirkcaldy 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Kirkcaldy

Attic Alterations Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy

Loft Staircases Kirkcaldy Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Kirkcaldy
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 Kirkcaldy 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

Kirkcaldy Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy Dormer Conversions Kirkcaldy

uPVC Guttering Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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

Kirkcaldy Internal Loft Conversion

Stud Walling Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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

First Fix Trades Kirkcaldy

Electrician Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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

Double Glazing Kirkcaldy: Lofts & Attics

Flush Fit LOft Windows Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening

Kirkcaldy Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Kirkcaldy 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

Kirkcaldy Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Kirkcaldy 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 Kirkcaldy 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

Loft Joinery Kirkcaldy

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

Kirkcaldy Loft Plastering

Plasterer Kirkcaldy 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

Kirkcaldy Second Fix Trades

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

Kirkcaldy Staircases: Loft Access

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

Handrails & Spindles Kirkcaldy

Staircases Kirkcaldy Stair Spindles Kirkcaldy
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 Kirkcaldy Handrails Kirkcaldy
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

Kirkcaldy Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Kirkcaldy Flat Conversions Kirkcaldy
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 Kirkcaldy Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Kirkcaldy

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Kirkcaldy area

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

Kirkcaldy Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Kirkcaldy property renovation and alteration services:

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

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

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters & Downpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Refurbishment

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


  • Kirkcaldy UPVC Facias
  • Kirkcaldy Skylights Fitted
  • Kirkcaldy Flat Roof Repairs
  • Kirkcaldy Concrete Tiles
  • Kirkcaldy Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Kirkcaldy Cowlings
  • Kirkcaldy Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Kirkcaldy UPVC Gutterings
  • Kirkcaldy Velux Window Fitting
  • Kirkcaldy Bargeboards
  • Kirkcaldy Rainwater Soakaway
  • Kirkcaldy Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Kirkcaldy Roof Coatings
  • Kirkcaldy Soffits
  • Kirkcaldy Lead Roof
  • Kirkcaldy Facia Boards
  • Kirkcaldy Roofing Repairs
Rewiring Kirkcaldy

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

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

Loft Beams Kirkcaldy

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Kirkcaldy