Loft Conversions Perth

  • Perth Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
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  • Perth Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Perth Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Perth Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Perth Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery

Roofspace Rooms Perth

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 Perth Planning Applications Perth

Loft Accomodation Perth 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 Perth 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 Perth Local History Perth
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 Perth Building Plans to Perth Planning Department

Planning Advice Perth 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 Perth 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local Opinion Perth 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 ApprovalPerth 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 Perth

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

Perth Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Perth Loft Floors

Floor Joists Perth 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

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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Perth

Attic Layout Perth 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 Perth 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

Perth Loft Hatch Fitting

Loft Staircases Perth Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Perth
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 Perth 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

Perth Loft Windows

Dormer Double Glazing Perth 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 Perth 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 Perth Dormer Construction Perth

uPVC Guttering Perth 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 Perth 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 Conversion Perth

Stud Walling Perth 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 Perth 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

Perth Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Perth 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 Perth 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Perth

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

Loft Insulation Perth

Loft Insulation Perth 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 Perth

Builder Perth 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 Perth 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 Perth

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

Loft Plastering Perth

Plasterer Perth 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 Perth

Door Furniture Fitting Perth 2nd Fix Joinery Perth
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Perth 2nd Fix Electrics Perth
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)
Shower Installation Perth 2nd Fix Plumbing Perth
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators

Perth Staircases: Loft Access

Staircase Installation Perth 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 Perth 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 Perth 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 Perth L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Perth 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

Perth Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Perth Stair Spindles Perth
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 Perth Handrails Perth
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

Perth Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Perth Flat Conversions Perth
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

Perth Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Trusses: Timber

  • Perth On Site Truss Construction
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Fascias & Cladding

  • Perth Replacement Cladding
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  • Perth Bargeboards
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Guttering:
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Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

  • Perth Replace old Guttering
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Skylights - Windows
  • Perth Replacement Windows
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Ridge and Roof Tiles
  • Perth Ridge tiles re-pointed
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Flat Roof Repairs
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Roof Tiles
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New Roof Fitting

  • Perth Pitched Roofs
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Windows in Roof

  • Perth Replacement Windows
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Chimneys

  • Perth Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
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  • Perth Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
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Roofline:Gutters

  • Perth Soffits
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  • Perth Bargeboards
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  • Perth Skylights Fitted
  • Perth Cladding
  • Perth UPVC Facias
  • Perth Asbestos Roof Removal
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  • Perth Rainwater Soakaway
  • Perth Concrete Tiles
  • Perth Flat Roof Repairs
  • Perth UPVC Gutterings
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  • Perth Facia Boards
Electrics Perth

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

Felting Perth
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Loft Beams Perth

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Felting Perth
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