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Loft Conversions in Kemp Town

Professional loft conversions in Kemp-Town

As your family grows, it’s only natural that you would want a bigger space to accommodate everyone. Rather than buy a new home, house extensions are quickly becoming the ideal route to take.

Are you thinking an extension might be a problem because you don’t have enough garden space or aren’t looking forward to destroying your gorgeous garden? No, instead of extending on the ground, you can extend your home upwards. Operating from Brighton, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions work in the Kemp-Town area, helping homeowners add much-needed space to their homes. When you work with us, you can achieve your dream of living in a bigger, more valuable home in no time at all. 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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Why get a loft conversion?

Kemp-Town is filled with homeowners who converted their lofts for various reasons. In many cases, people want to expand their homes to ensure that every member of the family is accommodated. A loft conversion is also ideal for a nice little hideaway to enjoy a hobby or a game room if you’re looking to add to your living space. 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.

You can also make your house a better investment by adding a loft conversion to improve its value. The benefits of loft conversions far outweigh those of other methods of increasing the space in a house.

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’s much cheaper than moving houses and is generally cost-effective. Even more, you wouldn’t have to touch your gorgeous garden and you may not need planning permission either. 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 Kemp-Town, working with homeowners to design the spaces of their dreams.

We can do the same for you.

How valuable is a loft conversion in Kemp-Town? According to several surveys, one of the best ways to increase the value of our home is to carry out a loft conversion. For instance, a Nationwide Building Society study indicates that the value of a house can go up by as much as 20% with the addition of a loft conversion.

For a house valued at £300,000, that’s an improvement of about £60,000. As long as the cost and hassle of having a loft conversion done isn’t a barrier, you’d be killing two stones with one bird since you’d have extra space to enjoy and improve the value of your home on the market at the same time.

Would I be happy with a loft conversion in the long run?

Absolutely. Whatever the reason you want a loft conversion – an en suite bedroom or a nursery, it’s definitely a good idea to have it done. Before you know it, the loft conversion process will be complete and you can enjoy your new space. We must warn you that it will be messy as we work, but you’ll have no reason to regret it.

In Kemp-Town, would I need to obtain Building Regulations approval for loft conversion? Depending on the nature of the building and the loft conversion to be done, you may need Building Regulations approval before carrying out a loft conversion in Kemp-Town.

The building requirements regarding alterations apply to homes were there at least two storeys. The safety of the fire escape system and stairs are particular concerns and that’s why these guidelines have been put in place. Also of concern are sound insulation, the structural strength of the new floor and the stability of the structure and its roof.

The Building Regulations may apply in different ways as the extent of work differs. If you would like to line the wall, board out the loft or install a stair to it, the regulations will most likely apply because of the extensive nature of the work. Having worked on loft conversions in Kemp-Town, you can trust us at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions to work according to the guidelines that apply here. 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 Kemp-Town? The cost of a loft conversion varies widely, starting from about £20,000. The cost actually depends on a number of factors, including the number of dormers, how large the extension is and your location. You don’t have a problem in Kemp-Town as far as location is concerned because it’s not one of the more expensive options in the UK. Plus, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions offer fantastic prices for loft conversions.

What types of loft conversions can I get in Kemp-Town?

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. You must also consider how suitable your space is, for instance, whether you have enough room to achieve what you want and the type of roof you have. It’s also important to determine what kind of planning permission is needed, if any.

Some types of loft conversions are as follows:

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. Since we won’t be changing much, this is the most cost-effective option. Dormer conversion; here, the aim is to expand the space available by putting dormer windows into the pitched roof plane.

We can keep the extension small by installing only one or two windows, depending on what you intend to use the room for. On the other hand, if you need something bigger, we can build a room with full headroom spanning the entire width of the roof. Hip-to-gable conversion; a ‘hipped’ roof is one that slopes down to the eaves on all sides. We can increase the usable space within such a roof by replacing one or more hips 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 conversion; here, the gable wall will be built while the roof will be rebuilt at the back, resulting in a nearly vertical position that’s as high as the ceiling. This ends up forming a wall with windows. We often use this method for terrace houses. If the goal is a large area with full headroom, then this method would work. Mansard conversion; our team will be doing major work to install a new box-like structure in place of your roof. That would mean your house would have an additional storey with almost vertical tile-hung walls. On top of the new structure, we’ll place an almost flat roof. Is it possible to do a loft conversion for every kind of building? For most kinds of houses, it wouldn’t be a problem to do a conversion.

That being said, buildings with a certain kind of roof pitch and shape can be problematic for loft conversion. 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 check how many usable load bearing walls in your house can provide support for the new structure. With a gable end wall present, it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge to carry out a loft conversion. However, it’ll be a different story if you have an intersecting pitched roof, a hipped roof or a trussed rafter roof as those are more complex to work with. You’ll not be making a mistake by choosing us to handle your loft conversion even if yours is a complicated roof, as we’ve worked on several kinds of rooves in Kemp-Town and beyond.

Why Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions is the ideal choice in Kemp-Town?

We put in all it takes to ensure we deliver on every loft conversion project we embark on. Your vision for your loft conversion sees us through to the end of the job. In addition to a friendly service, we take pride in paying attention to the small details and we can guarantee that we’ll complete the project before long.

About Kemptown, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Kemptown is an area in Brighton and Hove, just to the East of Brighton. Kemptown is located within East Sussex in England. The small community of Kemptown runs along from Black Rock to King’s Cliff to the East of Brighton.
  • Kemptown is a small suburb just to the west of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. The Brighton College Prep School is to the North of Kemptown, as is Brighton College. Brighton Beach is to the south of Kemptown and the Brighton and Hove area of the English Channel. In and around the Kemptown area there are a few open spaces including Royal Crescent.
  • Kemptown is bordered to the east by Brighton Marina Village just down the coast, Queen’s Park to the northwest and Brighton to the West. Kemptown is a coastal suburb of Brighton, East Sussex, situated between Brighton Marina Village and Brighton itself. The B2066 passes through Kemptown, as does the A259. Kemptown is one of the smaller suburbs of the Brighton and Hove city area, 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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