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Loft Conversions in Ovingdean

Ovingdean-based loft conversion experts

As your family grows, it’s only natural that you would want a bigger space to accommodate everyone. Don’t fret about having to buy a new house because you can simply add an extension to your existing home to create more space.

But, wouldn’t that mean you’d need to let go of your beautiful garden or have garden space at least? Then the best choice would be to extend your house upwards. Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions is a Brighton-based company with operations extending to areas in and around Ovingdean 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. 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

Ovingdean is filled with homeowners who converted their lofts for various reasons. Often, the first reason is to create enough space for everyone in the family. Loft conversions are also fantastic for creating game or hobby rooms for the family to enjoy. Another useful way to utilise a loft conversion is to turn it into a home office.

You can also make your house a better investment by adding a loft conversion to improve its value. Loft conversion is easily the most beneficial of all the means of improving the amount of usable space in a home.

It doesn’t take as long as other methods to be completed and you don’t need a garden either. It’s much cheaper than moving houses and is generally cost-effective. Even better, your garden will remain intact and you may not need to verify with the authorities before you can begin work. 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. At Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we have worked with many homeowners in Ovingdean 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 Ovingdean home if you do a loft conversion? According to several surveys, one of the best ways to increase the value of our home is to carry out a loft conversion. According to research by the Nationwide Building Society, homeowners can get as much as 20% on top of the value of the home.

For a property valued at £200,000, that would mean its value could go up to £240,000. 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.

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

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. We work fast, so it wouldn’t be a long wait before your new space is ready. 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.

Are homeowners in Ovingdean required to obtain Building Regulations approval for loft conversions? Your obtaining Building Regulations approval for your property in Ovingdean depends largely on the building and the scope of work to be carried out.

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. 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 may apply in different ways as the extent of work differs. If you’ll be doing extensive work like installing a stair, lining the wall of the loft or boarding it out, then there’ll most likely be regulations to guide the job. Not only do Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions know the guidelines that apply to loft conversions in Ovingdean, but we understand them deeply. When you work with us, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting the necessary approvals done. How much would I need to spend on a loft conversion in Ovingdean? Depending on the project, a loft conversion can cost anywhere from £20,000, even as much as three times that. Factors such as the location, number of dormers and the size of the extension are key determinants of the final cost. In terms of the location, Ovingdean is relatively affordable compared to other parts of the UK. Plus, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions offer fantastic prices for loft conversions.

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

The type of loft conversion that will be best for your house will depend on several factors. Before anything else, we’ll have to think about your budget. The second most important consideration is your house itself and how suitable it is for a loft conversion, including questions about the kind of roof you have and the amount of space available. Yet another important consideration is how to get planning permission if indeed you need it.

Some types of loft conversions available include:

Rooflight conversion; here, the existing roof space will be converted with roof lights added to the front and back to avoid increasing the volume of the roof. If you want the gable walls fitted with windows, we can do so as well. Given the minimal alterations to be made, you won’t have to spend too much. Dormer conversion; our team will be looking to increase the amount of space at the sides, front or back by fitting the pitched roof plane with dormer windows.

Depending on what you need, we can make this a small extension with only one or two windows. We can also utilise the full width of the roof to create a large enough space with full headroom. Hip-to-gable conversion; if your roof slopes down on every side to the eaves, then it’s a ‘hipped’ roof. A gable wall can be used to replace one or more hips in order to create more space within a hipped roof.

That’s not the end of it as we’ll extend the roof over the gables to create the needed space. 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. 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. That would mean your house would have an additional storey with almost vertical tile-hung walls. We’ll then place an almost flat roof on top. Is it possible that my house won’t be suitable for a loft conversion? There’s a good chance your home wouldn’t have a problem with a loft conversion.

However, there are houses where the shape and pitch of the existing roof can be a hindrance. 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. It will be easy to carry out a loft conversion if your roof has a gable end wall. For a hipped roof, an intersecting pitched roof, or a trussed rafter roof on an older home, however, it could be a problem. Having worked on different kinds of rooves across Ovingdean, 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 Ovingdean

It doesn’t matter how challenging, we do whatever is needed to get a job done properly. It’s our business to make sure your dream for your home is realised by the end of the lease conversion project. 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 Ovingdean, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Ovingdean was historically an agricultural village, before it became part of the Borough of Brighton, East Sussex. Ovingdean remains a village with a very pleasant outlook, bordering the South Down National Park and with the South East coast of England just a few miles to the south.
  • Ovingdean is a village that is classified as an outer suburb of the Brighton and Hove City. Ovingdean has postcodes beginning with BN2. The dialing code for Ovingdean is 01273. Ovingdean falls within the Brighton, Kemptown constituency. Ovingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, England has Rottingdean to the southeast, Woodingdean to the north, Brighton Marina Village to the southwest and Bevendean to the northwest.
  • Ovingdean is surrounded by open space and the South Downs National Park. Ovingdean has the B123 passing to the east side of the settlement between Woodingdean and Rottingdean, and the A259 coastal road to the south linking Ovingdean with Brighton and Newhaven/Peacehaven.
  • Mount Pleasant Hill is to the north of Ovingdean and Beacon Hill to the south. Ovingdean benefits from a good school in the form of Longhill High School. To the west of Ovingdean is also East Brighton Golf Club. Ovingdean village, Brighton, East Sussex, being just a short way from the South East coast of England, and surrounded by green areas, is a pleasant place to live in East Sussex.

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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Milosh Dering

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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