Loft Conversions Oldham

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

Loft Attic Rooms Oldham

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 Oldham Planning Permission Oldham

Loft Accomodation Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham Local History Oldham
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 Oldham Planning Department Oldham

Planning Advice Oldham 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 Oldham 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 ApprovalOldham 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 Oldham 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

Oldham Loft Conversion Plans

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

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

Loft Floors Oldham

Floor Joists Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Oldham 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 Oldham 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

Oldham Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Hatch Opening Oldham 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 Oldham Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Oldham
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 Oldham

Loft Double Glazing Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham Dormer Roof Conversions Oldham

uPVC Guttering Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham

Stud Walling Oldham 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 Oldham 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

Oldham Tradesmen: First Fix

Plumber Oldham 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 Oldham 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

Oldham Double Glazing: Lofts

Dormer PVC Windows Oldham 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 Oldham 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 Oldham

Loft Insulation Oldham 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

Oldham Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Oldham 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 Oldham 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

Oldham Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Loft Plastering Oldham

Plasterer Oldham 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

Oldham Second Fix Trades

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

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

Handrails & Spindles Oldham

Staircases Oldham Stair Spindles Oldham
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 Oldham Handrails Oldham
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 Oldham Flat Conversions Oldham
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

Oldham Fire Doors

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

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Oldham property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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


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

Guttering & Roofing

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

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

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

Oldham Loft Beams

  • Oldham Flitch Beams
  • Oldham Plywood Box Beams
  • Oldham Steel Beams
Oldham Felting
  • Oldham Metal Lattice Beams
  • Oldham New Felt Roofs
  • Oldham Roofing Felt Replaced
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