Loft Conversions Taunton

  • Taunton Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Taunton Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Taunton Home Office in Loft
  • Taunton Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space
  • Taunton Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Taunton Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Taunton Loft Conversions - Design & Build

Roofspace Rooms Taunton

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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Taunton Planning Department Taunton Planning Permission

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

Planning Help Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Confidence with Neighbours

Local Opinion Taunton 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 ApprovalTaunton 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 Taunton

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

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

Taunton Loft Flooring

Floor Joists Taunton 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

Floor Support Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Sound Insulation Taunton 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Taunton

Attic Alterations Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton

Loft Staircases Taunton Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Taunton
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 Taunton 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 Taunton

Loft Double Glazing Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton Dormer Roof Conversions Taunton

Loft Window Installation Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton

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

Taunton Tradesmen: First Fix

Electrician Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton

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

Taunton Thermal LOft Insulation

Loft Insulation Taunton 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

Taunton Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Taunton 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 Taunton 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

Taunton Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Plasterer Taunton 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 Taunton

Door Furniture Fitting Taunton 2nd Fix Joinery Taunton
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
Shower Installation Taunton 2nd Fix Plumbing Taunton
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 Taunton 2nd Fix Electrics Taunton
Installing light fittings, switches and electrical sockets, connecting the shower and installing ring-mains into the main distribution board and fuse box (circuit breakers)

Taunton Staircases: Loft Access

Staircase Installation Taunton Straight Staircase
If space permits ;this is the easiest and often cheapest solution going from lower floor to loft in a single run
Loft-Attic Access Taunton 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 Taunton 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 Taunton L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Taunton 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

Taunton Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Taunton Stair Spindles Taunton
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 Taunton Handrails Taunton
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Taunton Flat Conversions Taunton
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

Taunton Fire Doors

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

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

Taunton Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Taunton property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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

Replacement Roof

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Taunton Bargeboards
  • Taunton Ridge Tile
  • Taunton Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Taunton Cladding
  • Taunton Flat Roof Repairs
  • Taunton Concrete Tiles
  • Taunton Lead Roof
  • Taunton Rainwater Soakaway
  • Taunton UPVC Gutterings
  • Taunton Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Taunton Roofing Repairs
  • Taunton UPVC Facias
  • Taunton Facia Boards
  • Taunton Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Taunton Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Taunton Soffits
  • Taunton Skylights Fitted
Wiring Taunton

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

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

Taunton Loft Beams

  • Taunton Steel Beams
  • Taunton Flitch Beams
  • Taunton Plywood Box Beams
Felting Taunton
  • Taunton Metal Lattice Beams
  • Taunton New Felt Roofs
  • Taunton Roofing Felt Replaced
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Taunton Roof Trusses

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Taunton