Loft Conversions Wigan

  • Wigan Wide Loft Hatch with Extending Ladder Fitting
  • Wigan Loft Plans and Planning Applications
  • Wigan Loft Conversions - Design & Build
  • Wigan Velux Skylights & Windows Fitted
  • Wigan Extra Bedrooms and Storage in Loft
  • Wigan Home Office in Loft
  • Wigan Master Bedroom with Ensuite in Loft Space

Wigan Roof Space Rooms

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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Wigan Planning Department Wigan Planning Permission

Building History Wigan Local History Wigan
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 Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan Building Plans to Wigan Planning Department

Planning Help Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Neighbourly Relations

Local Opinion Wigan 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 ApprovalWigan 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

Wigan Loft Conversion Plans

Building Plans Wigan Initial Home Improvement Plans Wigan
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 Wigan Dormer Windows in Loft Conversions Wigan
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 Wigan 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

Wigan Loft Plans & Architectural Drawings

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

Wigan Loft Floors

Floor Joists Wigan 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 Wigan 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
Floor Support Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan 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

Roof Trusses Wigan: Trussed Rafters

Attic Alterations Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan

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

Wigan Loft Windows

Dormer Double Glazing Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan Dormer Construction Wigan

uPVC Guttering Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan

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

Wigan First Fix Trades

Electrician Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan

Dormer PVC Windows Wigan uPVC Dormer Windows
Once the interior loft structure is in place; new double glazing units can be installed into the ready-made opening
Flush Fit LOft Windows Wigan uPVC Flush Fit (Velux) Windows
Depending on the room layout; openings can be created in the roof to install double-glazed window units

Thermal Loft Insulation Wigan

Loft Insulation Wigan 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

Wigan Plasterboarding Lofts

Ensuite Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan

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

Wigan Loft Plastering

Plasterer Wigan 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

Wigan Second Fix Trades

New Electrical Sockets Wigan 2nd Fix Electrics Wigan
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 Wigan 2nd Fix Joinery Wigan
Hanging doors and cutting out for door furniture, installing fitted wardrobes, cupboards and any bespoke shelving or storage space
Shower Installation Wigan 2nd Fix Plumbing Wigan
Installation of bath, shower, toilet cistern and taps and plumbing into the cold water and hot water systems; installation of central heating radiators

Loft Stairs Wigan: Staircase Installation

Loft-Attic Access Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan 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 Wigan L Stairs
Similar to the return staircase; the direction changes through 90 degrees with a landing
Joinery Services Wigan 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

Wigan Handrails & Spindles

Staircase Fitting Wigan Handrails Wigan
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 Wigan Stair Spindles Wigan
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

Top Floor Apartment: Loft Conversion

Flat with Attic-Loft Conversion Wigan Flat Conversions Wigan
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

Wigan Fire Doors

 Wigan Fire Resistant Doors Wigan
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 Wigan 2-Storey to 3-Storey Dwelling House in Wigan
Converting a home in the Wigan area to a 3-storey property with a loft conversion will require fire resistant doors
Bungalow Conversions Wigan Bungalow to 2-Storey home in Wigan: 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 Wigan area

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  • Wigan Office Modernisation
  • Wigan Factory Buildings
  • Wigan Mezzanine Floors

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  • Office Storage Wigan Carpentry & Joinery
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  • Stud Walls Wigan Plasterboarding & Skimming
  • Commercial Heating Systems Wigan Plumbing & Gas Fitting
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  • Drain Clearing Wigan Drainage

Creating Attic Rooms

Structural improvements to convert lofts and add living space

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Wigan property renovation and alteration services:

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Trusses: Timber

  • Wigan Room in Loft Trusses
  • Wigan Pre Constructed Trusses
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Fascias & Cladding

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

Gutters, Guttering and Drainpipes

Replacement PVC-U Gutter & Drainpipe Fitting

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

New Roofs

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

Windows in Roof

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

Chimney & Flue

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

Roofing and Guttering

  • Wigan Ridge Tile
  • Wigan Flat Roof Repairs
  • Wigan Leaking Guttering Replaced
  • Wigan UPVC Gutterings
  • Wigan Asbestos Roof Removal
  • Wigan Roof Tiles Replaced
  • Wigan Skylights Fitted
  • Wigan Velux Window Fitting
  • Wigan Rainwater Soakaway
  • Wigan Roof Coatings
  • Wigan Bargeboards
  • Wigan Facia Boards
  • Wigan Soffits
  • Wigan Leaking Roof Repairs
  • Wigan Cladding
  • Wigan Concrete Tiles
  • Wigan Lead Roof
Rewiring Wigan

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

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

Wigan Loft Beams

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