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Loft Conversions in Coldean

Have your loft conversion done by experts in Coldean

Bigger spaces become necessary the more members are added to your family. Buying a new home is fantastic, but home extensions are even better.

And you can successfully do it without having to get rid of your precious garden or having ample garden space to spare. Not to worry, you have the option of extending your house upwards rather than on the ground. Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions is a Brighton-based company with operations extending to areas in and around Coldean where we complete loft conversion projects regularly. We do our job right to ensure you can attain your aim of adding more space and value to your home within a short space of time. Every client is different, so every new project we embark on is a unique one completed using our tailored loft conversion process.

Call the Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions team today and we can get started working on your new loft conversion as soon as you’d like.

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Benefits of a loft conversion

Whether you’re in Coldean or any of the surrounding areas, there are many reasons why you might want to convert your loft. Most commonly, homeowners want to have more space in their house for the comfort of everyone in the family. Loft conversions are also fantastic for creating game or hobby rooms for the family to enjoy. Many people are choosing to do loft conversions so they can have a home office of their own, far from the distractions of working from the lower floors.

Yet another common reason for opting for a loft conversion is to improve the value of your house. Loft conversion is easily the most beneficial of all the means of improving the amount of usable space in a home.

It’s faster to complete than other home extension types and doesn’t prevent you from extending even without a garden. It doesn’t cost that much compared to getting a new house. Even more, you wouldn’t have to touch your gorgeous garden and you may not need planning permission either. Our team will be certain to keep the new room true to your desires, from the initial design to the final fittings. At Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we have worked with many homeowners in Coldean to help them realise their dreams of having more spacious homes.

You can trust us to deliver the same great work for you.

How much value will be added to your Coldean home if you do a loft conversion? Many surveys cite a loft conversion as the most ideal way to improve the value of your home. According to research by the Nationwide Building Society, homeowners can get as much as 20% on top of the value of the home.

That could mean a £20,000 increase in value for a property valued at £100,000. If you don’t mind the trouble and cost, a loft conversion may be the best way to add value to your home while enjoying the extra space until you’re ready to sell.

Are loft conversions really that beneficial?

Absolutely. Loft conversions are definitely beneficial, regardless of why you want them – nursery, bedroom and bathroom, or something else. Before you know it, the loft conversion process will be complete and you can enjoy your new space. There’ll most likely be a mess when work is in progress, but when we’re done building your dream loft conversion, it would all be worth it.

World my loft conversion project be subject to Building Regulations approval in Coldean? Loft conversion projects in Coldean may be subject to a Building Regulations approval, depending on the nature of work to be done.

If your building is two or more storeys, then any work done must follow specific guidelines regarding any alterations to be made. Building regulations pertaining to loft conversions are required to ensure that stairs are safely designed to the next floor and safe fire escape is made possible. Other major concerns include how stable the structure and roof are, how structurally sound the new floor is and how good the sound insulation between the loft conversion and the floors below is.

The Building Regulations that apply will vary depending on the scope of work. Extensive activities such as installing stairs, boarding out the loft or lining the wall are likely to have the regulations apply. At Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we are accustomed to working within the national and local guidelines that apply in Coldean. We’ll be sure to obtain any needed approvals to get the work done on your house. How much would I need to spend on a loft conversion in Coldean? The cost of a loft conversion varies widely, starting from about £20,000. What you eventually pay will be determined by factors such as your location, the size of the extension and the number of dormers. As far as the location is concerned, loft conversions in Coldean aren’t much more expensive than other locations in the UK. Even more, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions doesn’t charge as much as many other loft conversion companies.

How many different kinds of loft conversions are available in Coldean?

There are indeed different kinds of loft conversions available, but the best one for you will be determined by a number of factors. Before anything else, we’ll have to think about your budget. We also have to think about how suitable your home is for a loft conversion, including factors such as your roof type and the amount of room available. It’s also important to determine what kind of planning permission is needed, if any.

Depending on what you decide, we could opt for any of these loft conversion types:

Rooflight conversion; our team will have roof lights added to the front and back to create your new space using the existing capacity you have and no more. You also have the option of having windows added to the gable walls. More than any other type of loft conversion, rooflight conversion is cost-effective since you won’t be making too many alterations. Dormer conversion; this type of conversion gives you more volume in the back, sides or front since we’ll be adding dormer windows into the pitched roof plane.

It doesn’t have to be a large extension, so we may end up fitting no more than two windows, depending on what the room will be used for. Or we can create a larger space with full headroom by building a room that’s larger across the entire width of your roof. Hip-to-gable conversion; this type of loft conversion applies to ‘hipped’ rooves, which slope downwards on all four sides. We can increase the usable space within such a roof by replacing one or more hips with a gable wall.

That’s not the end of it as we’ll extend the roof over the gables to create the needed space. Gable-to-gable conversions; after building the gable wall, the roof will be rebuilt at the back such that we have a raised, near vertical pitch that’s about the ceiling’s height. A wall with windows will be formed in the end. Terrace houses are well-suited to this kind of loft conversion The resulting space can be a large one with full headroom. Mansard conversion; if you opt for this kind of loft conversion, we’ll have to do major work by taking down your roof and putting an entirely new structure in place. This is like adding another storey with near vertical tile-hung walls. We’ll then place an almost flat roof on top. Is it possible to do a loft conversion for every kind of building? Loft conversions can be done on most kinds of houses.

But, in other cases, a loft conversion may not be possible due to the shape and pitch of the existing roof. We can schedule an appointment to come see your house in order to determine whether we can carry out a loft conversion. We’ll need to establish that the usable load bearing walls available are sufficient to provide solid support for the new structure. Having a loft conversion done won’t be a problem if you have a roof with a gable end wall. On the other hand, if your roof is an intersecting pitched one, a hipped one or a trussed rafter one, we may face challenges when converting the loft. Having worked on different kinds of rooves across Coldean, we can guarantee that we’ll be able to handle your loft conversion even if you have a complicated roof to work with.

Why Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions is your best bet for professional loft conversions in Coldean

For us at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we go the extra mile to ensure we do a fine job. Your vision for your loft conversion sees us through to the end of the job. From start to finish, you can count on us to deliver a superb service and fine workmanship, all in good time.

About Coldean, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Coldean is a city of Brighton and Hove suburb in East Sussex. Coldean is in the far north-east of the city of Brighton and Hove, and south-east of England, near the south-east coast. The postal code for settlement within the Coldean suburb is BN1.
  • Coldean is part of the Brighton Constituency. Coldean dialing code is 01273. St Mary Magdalene Church, Coldean is one of the religious building serving the local community of Coldean. Coldean Primary School is a small school just off Coldean Lane. Coldean has Coldean Library towards the centre. Coldean is bounded by the South Downs National Park, and has Moulsecoomb Wild Park to the south-west.
  • The A27 rounds Coldean to the east and north. The A270 runs to the south side of Coldean. Coldean is close to the University of Sussex to the east. Coldean is one of the most northern suburb of Brighton and Hove, away from the south-east coast of England and Brighton. To the north of Coldean is the small village of Stanmer. The Great Wood and Stanmer Park also closely located to Coldean.

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