Loft Conversions Stockport

  • Stockport Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Stockport Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Stockport Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Stockport Home Office in Loft
  • Stockport Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Stockport Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Stockport Loft Plans and Planning Applications

Roofspace Rooms Stockport

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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Stockport Planning Department Stockport Planning Permission

Loft Hatch Stockport 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 Stockport 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 Stockport Local History Stockport
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 Stockport Planning Department Stockport

Planning Advice Stockport 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 Stockport 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 Opinion Stockport 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 ApprovalStockport 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

Loft Conversions: Building Plans Stockport

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

Stockport Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Stockport

Floor Joists Stockport 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 Joists Stockport 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 Stockport 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
Sound Insulation Stockport 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 & Steel Beams Stockport 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

Roof Trusses Stockport: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Stockport 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 Stockport 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 Hatch Installation Stockport

Loft Staircases Stockport Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Stockport
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 Stockport 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

Stockport Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Stockport 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 Stockport 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 Stockport Dormer Conversions Stockport

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

Stockport Internal Loft Conversion

Stud Walling Stockport 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 Stockport 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

Stockport First Fix Trades

Electrician Stockport 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 Stockport 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

Loft Double Glazing Units Stockport

Dormer PVC Windows Stockport 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 Stockport uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units

Stockport Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Stockport 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

Stockport Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Stockport 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 Stockport 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 Stockport

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

Stockport Loft Plastering

Plasterer Stockport 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 Stockport

Door Furniture Fitting Stockport 2nd Fix Joinery Stockport
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
New Electrical Sockets Stockport 2nd Fix Electrics Stockport
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 Stockport 2nd Fix Plumbing Stockport
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators

Loft Staircase Installation Stockport

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

Handrails & Spindles Stockport

Staircases Stockport Stair Spindles Stockport
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 Stockport Handrails Stockport
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

Stockport Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Stockport Flat Conversions Stockport
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 Stockport

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

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

Stockport Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Stockport property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Timber Trusses

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Roof Windows

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


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


  • Stockport Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Stockport Cowlings
  • Stockport Flat Roof Repairs
  • Stockport Soffits
  • Stockport Lead Roof
  • Stockport Ridge Tile
  • Stockport Concrete Tiles
  • Stockport Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Stockport Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Stockport Skylights Fitted
  • Stockport Bargeboards
  • Stockport Roofing Repairs
  • Stockport Rainwater Soakaway
  • Stockport Roof Coatings
  • Stockport UPVC Facias
  • Stockport UPVC Gutterings
  • Stockport Roof Tiles Replaced
Wiring Stockport

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

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

Loft Beams Stockport

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