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Loft Conversions in Hollingdean

Hollingdean-based loft conversion experts

Every large family deserves a large enough space to accommodate every last member. However, you don’t have to purchase a new house because extending your existing home is a viable option.

But, wouldn’t that mean you’d need to let go of your beautiful garden or have garden space at least? No, instead of extending on the ground, you can extend your home upwards. Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions is a Brighton-based company with operations extending to areas in and around Hollingdean where we complete loft conversion projects regularly. We can assure you that before long, we can help you increase the usable space and value of your home. We use a tailored loft conversion process to ensure that your newly added space is exactly as you dreamed it to be.

We’re only a phone call away, so get in touch with us right now and we can arrange for a date to get the process started.

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Reasons to get a loft conversion

Whether you’re in Hollingdean or any of the surrounding areas, there are many reasons why you might want to convert your loft. One of the most common reasons is to create an extra bedroom to ensure there’s enough space for every member of the family. You can never have too much living space, so you could decide to convert the loft into a hobby or game room. 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. With loft conversion, you have more to gain than with other means of creating space.

Not requiring garden space and the short amount of time needed for the completion of a loft conversion make it more desirable than other home extension methods. It doesn’t cost that much compared to getting a new house. Also, a loft extension doesn’t affect your beautiful garden and in most cases, doesn’t require planning permission. You can trust us to deliver a loft conversion that’s as perfect as you have envisioned it in your mind, from start to finish. We at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions have been operating in and around Hollingdean, working with homeowners to design the spaces of their dreams.

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

What will your home be worth if you add a loft conversion in Hollingdean? It’s been proven by numerous studies that a house will be deemed more valuable if a loft conversion has been done. According to research by the Nationwide Building Society, homeowners can get as much as 20% on top of the value of the home.

If a house is worth £300,000, that would mean the value will go up to £360,000. If the hassle and money you have to spend isn’t a problem, then converting your loft is a great way to expand the space in your home while increasing its value.

Am I really better off with a loft conversion?

You certainly are. As long as you know what you want for your loft conversion, whether that’s a nursery for the baby of the house or an en suite bathroom, you’re likely to be better off with a loft conversion. Loft conversions don’t take too much time before the work is done. Forget the mess that accompanies the loft conversion process as it will all be worth it in the end.

Are homeowners in Hollingdean required to obtain Building Regulations approval for loft conversions? Building Regulations approval may be needed for your loft conversion project in Hollingdean, but that depends on the kind of work to be done.

Your home will be subject to certain guidelines if there’s more than one floor. The safety of the fire escape system and stairs are particular concerns and that’s why these guidelines have been put in place. They also aim to ensure that the structure and its roof remain stable, the new floor is structurally strong and the sound insulation between the loft conversion and other rooms is reasonable.

The extent of the work can determine which Building Regulations apply. 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 Hollingdean. We’ll be sure to obtain any needed approvals to get the work done on your house. How much does a loft conversion cost in Hollingdean? There’s no fixed price for loft conversions, but you can expect to pay at least £20,000 on average. What you eventually pay will be determined by factors such as your location, the size of the extension and the number of dormers. Homeowners in Hollingdean don’t have to pay as much as many other parts of the UK, so location shouldn’t be too much of a bother. Even better, we won’t rip you off by quoting exorbitant prices.

What types of loft conversions in Hollingdean should I be looking out for?

The type of loft conversion that will be best for your house will depend on several factors. The first factor to consider is how much you’re willing to spend. The type of roof on your building and the amount of room you have are also important to consider. It’s also important to determine what kind of planning permission is needed, if any.

The types of loft conversions available include:

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. We can also add windows so the gable walls if you like. This is the least expensive loft conversion type available to you since there isn’t much to be altered. Dormer conversion; this involves increasing volume at the back, sides or front by adding dormer windows into the pitched roof plane.

We may not need to fit more than two windows if only a small extension is needed for what you have in mind. We can also utilise the full width of the roof to create a large enough space with full headroom. Hip-to-gable conversion; rooves that are slanted on all sides down to the eaves are called ‘hipped’ rooves and are ideal candidates for this kind of loft conversion. To create more usable space within a roof like this, we’ll opt for taking down one or more hips and replacing it with a gable wall.

To complete the job, we’ll extend the roof over the gables to ensure enough space is created. 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. This loft conversion method is ideal for terrace houses. It’s ideal for creating a large space with full headroom. Mansard conversion; our team will be doing major work to install a new box-like structure in place of your roof. In essence, the loft conversion will be adding a storey to your building with four near vertical tile-hung walls. Instead of your old roof, you’ll then have a nearly flat roof. Is it possible that my house won’t be suitable for a loft conversion? In most cases, a loft conversion can be done.

However, there are houses where the shape and pitch of the existing roof can be a hindrance. Get in touch with us right now about coming to see your house to help you determine whether a loft conversion can be done. We’ll need to find out whether the new structure would have enough support from the walls you already have. It will be easy to carry out a loft conversion if your roof has 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. We have worked on a variety of roof types in and around Hollingdean, so you can count on us to deliver even if yours is a complicated roof.

Why choose Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions for your loft conversions in Hollingdean?

It doesn’t matter how challenging, we do whatever is needed to get a job done properly. Let us know what vision you have for your home and we’ll set to work right away making it our business to ensure your dream becomes a reality. For every second we spend working in your home, you can expect professional workmanship and exceptional service, with the icing on the cake being a job done in good time.

About Hollingdean, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Hollingdean is a Brighton and Hove city district to the north of Brighton City. The district board name is Hollingdean and Stanmer. Hollingdean used to be a settlement in East Sussex of its own and is really the old section of Hollingbury.
  • Ditchling Road is the boundary for Hollingdean in the west. In the south of Hollingdean the Round Hill area bounds it. To the east Hollingdean has a boundary with Moulsecoomb and Lewis Road. Hollingdean is largely a residential area within the Brighton and Hove City area. Hollingdean is in the northern suburbs of Brighton. Hollingdean is to the south of Moulsecoomb Wild Park.
  • Hertford Infant and Nursery School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are within the Hollingdean district. Hollingdean is close to the South East coast of England and the Brighton area, within East Sussex. The A270 passes to the east of the Hollingdean district to the south of Hollingdean is the arch of Upper Hollingdean road.
  • Hollingdean is a small area in Brighton and Hove, compared to some of the settlements in Brighton such as Hollingbury, Portslade-by-Sea, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove. St Richard’s Church is towards the middle of the Hollingdean district in Brighton, East Sussex, England.

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Milosh Derning specialises in residential building projects loft conversions, extensions, restorations including listed buildings, general construction projects, new builds and more.

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