Loft Conversions Torquay

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  • Torquay Loft Conversions - Design & Build
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  • Torquay Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Torquay Home Office in Loft
  • Torquay Roof Trusses & Bespoke Roofline Joinery
  • Torquay Loft Floors & Storage Installed

Loft Attic Rooms Torquay

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 Torquay Planning Applications Torquay

Loft Accomodation Torquay 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 Torquay Local History Torquay
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 Torquay 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

Submitting Torquay Building Plans to Torquay Planning Department

Planning Advice Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion Torquay 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 ApprovalTorquay 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 Torquay

Building Plans Torquay Initial Home Improvement Plans Torquay
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 Torquay Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Torquay
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 Torquay 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 and Architectural Drawings Torquay

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

Loft Flooring Torquay

Floor Joists Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay 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

Construction: Trussed Rafters Torquay

Attic Alterations Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay

Loft Staircases Torquay Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Torquay
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 Torquay 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

Torquay Loft Windows

Dormer Double Glazing Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay Dormer Roofs Torquay

uPVC Guttering Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay

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

Torquay Construction: First Fix Trades

Electrician Torquay 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 Torquay 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

Torquay Double Glazing: Lofts

Flush Fit LOft Windows Torquay 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 Torquay 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 Torquay

Loft Insulation Torquay 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

Torquay Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Torquay 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 Torquay 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

Wood-Joinery: Lofts Torquay

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

Plasterer Torquay 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

Torquay Second Fix Trades

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

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

Torquay Handrails & Spindles

Staircases Torquay Stair Spindles Torquay
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 Torquay Handrails Torquay
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

Torquay Upstairs Flats: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Torquay Flat Conversions Torquay
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

Torquay Fire Doors

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

Roof Repair Services

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Torquay area

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

Torquay Builder:

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

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

Roofers & Builders

Torquay property renovation and alteration services:

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

Building services for home owners, commercial property owners, developers and landlords in Torquay

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Timber Trusses

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


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

Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Roof Windows

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

Chimney Repairs

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


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

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

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

Loft Beams Torquay

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

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