Loft Conversions Manchester

  • Manchester Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Manchester Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Manchester Home Office in Loft
  • Manchester Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Manchester Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Manchester Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Manchester Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting

Loft Attic Rooms Manchester

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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Manchester Planning Department Manchester Planning Permission

Building History Manchester Local History Manchester
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 Hatch Manchester 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 Manchester 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

Submitting Building Plans Manchester Planning Department Manchester

Planning Advice Manchester 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 Manchester 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 ApprovalManchester 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 Manchester 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Manchester

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

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

Manchester Loft Floors

Floor Joists Manchester Old Ceiling Joists New Loft Floor Joists: Are They Strong Enough?
Ceiling joists have to carry very little weight compared to a floor joist hence the joists in your loft will need to be strengthened

Wooden & Steel Beams Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Manchester 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 Manchester 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

Manchester Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Manchester Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Manchester
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 Manchester 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 Windows Manchester

Loft Double Glazing Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester Dormer Construction Manchester

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

Manchester Loft Interiors

Stud Walling Manchester 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 Manchester 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

Manchester Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester: Lofts & Attics

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

Manchester Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Manchester 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 Manchester

Builder Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester

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

Manchester Loft Plastering

Plasterer Manchester 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

Manchester Second Fix Trades

Door Furniture Fitting Manchester 2nd Fix Joinery Manchester
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
Shower Installation Manchester 2nd Fix Plumbing Manchester
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 Manchester 2nd Fix Electrics Manchester
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)

Manchester Staircases: Loft Access

Joinery Services Manchester 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
Stairways to Attic Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Attic Stairs Services Manchester L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing

Handrails & Spindles Manchester

Staircase Fitting Manchester Handrails Manchester
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 Manchester Stair Spindles Manchester
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

Manchester Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Manchester Flat Conversions Manchester
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 Manchester

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Manchester area

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

Manchester Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Manchester property renovation and alteration services:

  • Manchester Attic Rooms
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  • Manchester Ground Floor Extensions

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Timber Trusses

  • Manchester Pre Constructed Trusses
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  • Manchester UPVC Facias
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  • Manchester Replacement Wall Panels
  • Manchester Bargeboards
  • Manchester Replacement Cladding
  • Manchester Soffits

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

  • Manchester UPVC Drain Covers
  • Manchester UPVC Guttering
  • Manchester UPVC Downcomers
  • Manchester UPVC Hoppers
  • Manchester Replace old Guttering
  • Manchester Rainwater Collection
Windows - Roof Lights
  • Manchester Replacement Windows
  • Manchester Velux Windows Installed
  • Manchester Skylights Fitted
Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • Manchester Broken Tiles Replaced
  • Manchester New Ridge Tiles Fitted
  • Manchester Building Insurance Estimates
  • Manchester Ridge tiles re-pointed
Flat Roof Repairs
  • Manchester Reinforced Bitumen
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  • Manchester Flat To Pitched Conversion
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Roof Tiles Manchester
  • Manchester Ridge Tiles
  • Manchester Bitumen Felt Shingles
  • Manchester Corrugated Roofs
  • Manchester Wood Shingles
  • Manchester Slate Tiles
  • Manchester Cement Tiles
  • Manchester Clay Tiles

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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


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

Guttering & Roofing

  • Manchester UPVC Gutterings
  • Manchester Cowlings
  • Manchester Roofing Repairs
  • Manchester Roof Coatings
  • Manchester Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Manchester Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Manchester Rainwater Soakaway
  • Manchester Soffits
  • Manchester Cladding
  • Manchester Skylights Fitted
  • Manchester Ridge Tile
  • Manchester Concrete Tiles
  • Manchester UPVC Facias
  • Manchester Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Manchester Facia Boards
  • Manchester Bargeboards
  • Manchester Flat Roof Repairs
Rewiring Manchester

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

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

Manchester Loft Beams

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

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