Loft Conversions Tonbridge

  • Tonbridge Loft Floors & Storage Installed
  • Tonbridge Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Tonbridge Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Tonbridge Dormer Bungalow Conversions
  • Tonbridge Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Tonbridge Home Office in Loft
  • Tonbridge Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Roofspace Rooms Tonbridge

Use your home to provide the best possible living space by building 2 or 3 extra bedrooms within your existing loft space

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Planning Department Tonbridge Planning Permission Tonbridge

Building History Tonbridge Local History Tonbridge
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
Loft Hatch Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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

Submitting Building Plans Tonbridge Planning Department Tonbridge

Planning Advice Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 ApprovalTonbridge 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

Tonbridge Loft Conversion Plans

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

Tonbridge Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Loft Flooring Tonbridge

Floor Joists Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Joists Tonbridge Loft Floor Joists
The new joists are independant of the ceiling below and take the loft flooring boards or traditional floorboards as required
Wooden & Steel Beams Tonbridge 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
Sound Insulation Tonbridge 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

Roof Trusses Tonbridge: Trussed Rafters

Attic Layout Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge

Loft Staircases Tonbridge Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge

Dormer Double Glazing Tonbridge 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
Loft Double Glazing Tonbridge 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

Bungalow Tonbridge Dormer Roofs Tonbridge

uPVC Guttering Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Conversion Tonbridge

Stud Walling Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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

Tonbridge Construction: First Fix Trades

Plumber Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge: Lofts & Attics

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

Tonbridge Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge

Builder Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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

Tonbridge Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Tonbridge Loft Plastering

Plasterer Tonbridge 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

Tonbridge Second Fix Trades

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

Tonbridge Staircases: Loft Access

Stairways to Attic Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge 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 Tonbridge Circular Staircase
The staircase sweeps in a broad circular arc between floor levels and is one of the more complicted staircase to build
Attic Stairs Services Tonbridge L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing

Handrails & Spindles Tonbridge

Staircases Tonbridge Stair Spindles Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge Handrails Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge Flat Conversions Tonbridge
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

Loft Conversions Tonbridge Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Tonbridge area

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

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Tonbridge property renovation and alteration services:

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

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Trusses: Timber

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


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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Tonbridge Roofing Repairs
  • Tonbridge Skylights Fitted
  • Tonbridge Flat Roof Repairs
  • Tonbridge Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Tonbridge Bargeboards
  • Tonbridge Cowlings
  • Tonbridge UPVC Gutterings
  • Tonbridge Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Tonbridge Velux Window Fitting
  • Tonbridge Lead Roof
  • Tonbridge Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Tonbridge Concrete Tiles
  • Tonbridge Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Tonbridge Cladding
  • Tonbridge Ridge Tile
  • Tonbridge Soffits
  • Tonbridge Rainwater Soakaway
Tonbridge Wiring

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

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

Tonbridge Loft Beams

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

Resources for a new Roof Trusses access point Tonbridge