Loft Conversions Swindon

  • Swindon Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Swindon Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Swindon Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Swindon Home Office in Loft
  • Swindon Dormer Bungalow Conversions
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  • Swindon Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Swindon 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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Swindon Planning Department Swindon Planning Permission

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

Planning Advice Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon 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 ApprovalSwindon 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 Swindon

Dormer Construction Plans Swindon Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Swindon
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 Swindon 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 Swindon Initial Home Improvement Plans Swindon
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

Building Plans and Architectural Drawings Swindon

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

Loft Flooring Swindon

Floor Joists Swindon 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

Sound Insulation Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Swindon

Attic Alterations Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon

Loft Staircases Swindon Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Swindon
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 Swindon 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 Windows Swindon

Loft Double Glazing Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon Dormer Roofs Swindon

uPVC Guttering Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon

Loft Room Storage Swindon 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
Stud Walling Swindon Interior Stud Walls
The room layout is re-created according to the building plans with the construction of the interior stud walls

Swindon Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Swindon 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 Swindon 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

Swindon Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows Swindon 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 Swindon 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 Swindon

Loft Insulation Swindon 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 Swindon

Ensuite Swindon 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 Swindon 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

Loft Joinery Swindon

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

Swindon Loft Plastering

Plasterer Swindon 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 Swindon

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

Staircases Swindon: Loft Stairs

Joinery Services Swindon 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
Loft-Attic Access Swindon Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Stairways to Attic Swindon Return Stairs
The run from lower floor to loft is split into two with a landing allowing the run to rotate 180 degrees
Staircase Installation Swindon Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Attic Stairs Services Swindon L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing

Handrails & Spindles Swindon

Staircase Fitting Swindon Handrails Swindon
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 Swindon Stair Spindles Swindon
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

Swindon Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Swindon Flat Conversions Swindon
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 Swindon

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

Roof Repair Services

Roofers Swindon

Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Swindon area

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

Swindon Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Swindon property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters, Guttering and Downpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roof Fitting

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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


  • Swindon Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Swindon Lead Roof
  • Swindon Cladding
  • Swindon UPVC Gutterings
  • Swindon Cowlings
  • Swindon Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Swindon Ridge Tile
  • Swindon Roofing Repairs
  • Swindon Rainwater Soakaway
  • Swindon Skylights Fitted
  • Swindon Velux Window Fitting
  • Swindon Concrete Tiles
  • Swindon Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Swindon Soffits
  • Swindon Bargeboards
  • Swindon Facia Boards
  • Swindon Flat Roof Repairs
Electrics Swindon

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

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

Loft Beams Swindon

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

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