Loft Conversions Sunderland

  • Sunderland Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Sunderland Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Sunderland Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Sunderland Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Sunderland Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Sunderland Home Office in Loft
  • Sunderland Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft

Sunderland Roof Space Rooms

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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Planning Department Sunderland Planning Permission Sunderland

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

Planning Help Sunderland 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
Planning Advice Sunderland 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local ApprovalSunderland 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 Sunderland 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

Sunderland Loft Conversion Plans

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

Sunderland Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Sunderland

Floor Joists Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland

Loft Staircases Sunderland Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Sunderland
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 Sunderland 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

Sunderland Dormers & Skylights

Loft Double Glazing Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland Dormer Conversions Sunderland

uPVC Guttering Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland

Stud Walling Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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

Sunderland Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland

Dormer PVC Windows Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland

Loft Insulation Sunderland 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

Sunderland Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Sunderland 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 Sunderland 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 Sunderland

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

Loft Plastering Sunderland

Plasterer Sunderland 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

Sunderland Second Fix Trades

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

Staircase Installation Sunderland 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 Sunderland Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Joinery Services Sunderland 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
Attic Stairs Services Sunderland L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Loft-Attic Access Sunderland 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 Sunderland

Staircase Fitting Sunderland Handrails Sunderland
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 Sunderland Stair Spindles Sunderland
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

Sunderland Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Sunderland Flat Conversions Sunderland
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

Sunderland Fire Doors

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Sunderland area

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  • Sunderland Factory Buildings
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  • Industrial Electrician Sunderland Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Sunderland Drainage

Loft Conversions Sunderland

  • Loft Conversions Castletown SR5
  • Loft Conversions Cleadon SR6
  • Loft Conversions Cold Hesledon SR7
  • Loft Conversions Dalton-le-Dale SR7
  • Loft Conversions Easington SR8
  • Loft Conversions Easington Colliery SR8
  • Loft Conversions Fulwell SR5
  • Loft Conversions Hawthorn SR7
  • Loft Conversions Hendon SR2
  • Loft Conversions Herrington SR3
  • Loft Conversions Horden SR8
  • Loft Conversions Little Thorpe SR8
  • Loft Conversions Marsden SR6
  • Loft Conversions Monkwearmouth SR6
  • Loft Conversions Murton SR7
  • Loft Conversions New Silksworth SR3
  • Loft Conversions Peterlee SR8
  • Loft Conversions Roker SR6
  • Loft Conversions Ryhope SR2
  • Loft Conversions Seaham SR7
  • Loft Conversions Seaton SR7
  • Loft Conversions Shotton SR8
  • Loft Conversions Silksworth SR3
  • Loft Conversions South Hylton SR4
  • Loft Conversions Southwick SR5
  • Loft Conversions Sunderland SR1
  • Loft Conversions Whitburn SR6

    Creating Attic Rooms

    Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

    Roofers & Builders

    Sunderland property renovation and alteration services:

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

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    Timber Trusses

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

    Fascias & Cladding

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

    Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

    Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

    Replacement Roof

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

    Windows in Roof

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

    Chimney Refurbishment

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

    Guttering & Roofing

    • Sunderland UPVC Facias
    • Sunderland Flat Roof Repairs
    • Sunderland Rainwater Soakaway
    • Sunderland Leaking Roof Repairs
    • Sunderland Facia Boards
    • Sunderland Skylights Fitted
    • Sunderland Velux Window Fitting
    • Sunderland Roof Coatings
    • Sunderland Bargeboards
    • Sunderland Leaking Guttering Replaced
    • Sunderland Ridge Tile
    • Sunderland Cladding
    • Sunderland Asbestos Roof Removal
    • Sunderland UPVC Gutterings
    • Sunderland Roof Tiles Replaced
    • Sunderland Cowlings
    • Sunderland Roofing Repairs
    Rewiring Sunderland

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

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

    Sunderland Loft Beams

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