Loft Conversions Swansea

  • Swansea Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Swansea Over Garage Extensions Built
  • Swansea Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Swansea Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Swansea Home Office in Loft
  • Swansea Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Swansea Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Roofspace Rooms Swansea

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 Swansea Planning Permission Swansea

Loft Accomodation Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea Local History Swansea
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 Swansea Planning Department Swansea

Planning Help Swansea 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 Swansea 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

Building Neighbourly Relations

Local ApprovalSwansea 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 Swansea 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

Swansea Loft Conversion Plans

Loft Construction Plans Swansea 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
Building Plans Swansea Initial Home Improvement Plans Swansea
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 Swansea Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Swansea
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 Swansea

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

Loft Flooring Swansea

Floor Joists Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Swansea 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 Swansea 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

Loft Access Swansea

Loft Staircases Swansea Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Swansea
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 Swansea 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

Swansea Loft Windows

Loft Double Glazing Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea Dormer Roofs Swansea

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

Interior Loft Alterations Swansea

Stud Walling Swansea 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 Swansea 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

First Fix Trades Swansea

Plumber Swansea 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 Swansea 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

Double Glazing Swansea: Lofts & Attics

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

Swansea Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Swansea 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

Swansea Plasterboarding Lofts

Builder Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea

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

Plasterer Swansea 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

Swansea Second Fix Trades

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

Attic Stairs Services Swansea L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea 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 Swansea

Staircases Swansea Stair Spindles Swansea
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 Swansea Handrails Swansea
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

Swansea Flats: Penthouse Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Swansea Flat Conversions Swansea
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

Swansea Fire Doors

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

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Trusses: Timber

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Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Roofline:Gutters

  • Swansea Facia Boards
  • Swansea Velux Window Fitting
  • Swansea UPVC Gutterings
  • Swansea Soffits
  • Swansea Skylights Fitted
  • Swansea Ridge Tile
  • Swansea Roof Coatings
  • Swansea Roofing Repairs
  • Swansea Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Swansea Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Swansea Flat Roof Repairs
  • Swansea Concrete Tiles
  • Swansea Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Swansea Cowlings
  • Swansea Lead Roof
  • Swansea Cladding
  • Swansea Bargeboards
Wiring Swansea

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

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

Swansea Loft Beams

  • Swansea Plywood Box Beams
  • Swansea Flitch Beams
  • Swansea Steel Beams
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