Loft Conversions Truro

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  • Truro Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Truro Home Office in Loft

Truro 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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Truro Planning Department Truro Planning Applications

Building History Truro Local History Truro
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 Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro Building Plans to Truro Planning Department

Planning Advice Truro 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 Truro 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

Avoiding conflicts with Neighbours

Local Opinion Truro 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 ApprovalTruro 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

Truro Loft Conversion Plans

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

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

Truro Loft Floors

Floor Joists Truro 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

Wooden & Steel Beams Truro 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
Floor Support Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro

Attic Layout Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro

Loft Hatch Opening Truro 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 Staircases Truro Loft Openings with Permanent Staircase Truro
Compact Spiral staircases and other permanent staircases will need building regulation compliance to ensure the structure remains safe and complies with fire regulations

Dormers & Skylights Truro

Loft Double Glazing Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro Dormer Roof Conversions Truro

Loft Window Installation Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro

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

First Fix Trades Truro

Plumber Truro 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 Truro 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 Truro: Lofts & Attics

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

Truro Loft Insulation

Loft Insulation Truro 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 Truro

Builder Truro 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 Truro 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

Truro Joinery - Loft Construction

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

Truro Loft Plastering

Plasterer Truro 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

Truro Second Fix Trades

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

Loft Staircase Installation Truro

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

Handrails & Spindles Truro

Staircase Fitting Truro Handrails Truro
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 Truro Stair Spindles Truro
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

Upstairs Flat Conversions Truro

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Truro Flat Conversions Truro
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 Truro Fire Doors

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

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Commercial Properties

Commercial building alteration and roofing services in the Truro area

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  • Industrial Electrician Truro Electrical Wiring
  • Drain Clearing Truro Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Truro property renovation and alteration services:

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Gutters & Drainpipes

Replacement UPVC Guttering and down pipe fitting

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Windows - Roof Lights
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  • Truro Skylights Fitted
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Roof and Ridge Tiles
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  • Truro Building Insurance Estimates
  • Truro Broken Tiles Replaced
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Truro Flat Roofs
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Roof Tiles
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New Roofs

  • Truro Roof Tiles Removed & Replaced
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  • Truro Outbuilding Refurbishment
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Roof Windows

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Chimney Repairs

  • Truro Chimney Cowlings Fitted
  • Truro Chimney Chimneys Rebuilt
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  • Truro Chimney Chimney Flashing Replaced
  • Truro Chimney Leaning Chimneys Rebuilt
  • Truro Chimney Chimney Repointing


  • Truro Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Truro Concrete Tiles
  • Truro Leaking Guttering Replaced
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  • Truro Facia Boards
  • Truro Flat Roof Repairs
  • Truro Cladding
  • Truro Roof Coatings
  • Truro Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Truro Roofing Repairs
  • Truro Velux Window Fitting
  • Truro Bargeboards
  • Truro Cowlings
  • Truro Lead Roof
  • Truro UPVC Facias
  • Truro Ridge Tile
  • Truro Rainwater Soakaway
Electrics Truro

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Felting Truro
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Truro Loft Beams

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