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Loft Conversions in Patcham

Professional loft conversions in Patcham

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.

You wouldn’t have to worry about having enough garden space or having to let go of your beautiful garden either. By extending your house upwards, you wouldn’t have to worry about garden space. Although we are headquartered in Brighton, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions operate in and around Patcham, delivering top-notch loft conversion projects for homeowners across the area. 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. The end result of our work will be precisely as you’d like it to be as we approach every new project as a unique one.

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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Benefits of a loft conversion

There’s no limit to the number of reasons why homeowners in Patcham opt for loft conversion. 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. A home office is a viable option if you work from home as many people now do.

In addition, a loft conversion can add value to your home, making it a good investment for the future. With loft conversion, you have more to gain than with other means of creating space.

A loft conversion project can be completed in good time, compared to other methods that may take longer or require garden space. In addition, it’s generally cost effective and less expensive than moving into a new place. 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. Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions have been creating unique loft builds and designs for homeowners in Patcham for a while, allowing them enjoy their beautiful homes even better.

You can count on us to do the same with your home.

How much value will be added to your Patcham home if you do a loft conversion? Loft conversions have been cited by a number of studies as one of the best ways to improve the worth of a house. One such study by the Nationwide Building Society proves that homes increase in value by 20% with a loft conversion.

If the house is valued at £200,000, that could mean the value will go up by £40,000. 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.

Is a loft conversion really a good idea?

Absolutely. Loft conversions are definitely beneficial, regardless of why you want them – nursery, bedroom and bathroom, or something else. Loft conversions don’t take too much time before the work is done. 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.

In Patcham, 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 Patcham.

There are specific requirements that guide the kinds of alterations that can be made on homes that are at least two storeys high. Certain kinds of loft conversions are subject to these guidelines to ensure the safety of the building’s fire escape system or the staircase leading to the next floor. These guidelines are also in place to ensure that the new loft conversion has proper sound insulation, the new floor is structurally sound and the entire structure itself, as well as the roof, is solid.

As the extent of work differs, the Building Regulations that apply also vary. The more extensive the job, the more likely the regulations are to apply, for instance, if you have to install a stair, board out the loft or line a wall. Having worked on loft conversions in Patcham, you can trust us at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions to work according to the guidelines that apply here. You can trust us to ensure that you get any approvals necessary to complete work on your property. How much does a loft conversion cost in Patcham? There’s no fixed price for loft conversions, but you can expect to pay at least £20,000 on average. 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, Patcham is relatively affordable compared to other parts of the UK. In addition, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions offer some of the most competitive prices on the market.

What are the types of loft conversions available in Patcham?

A number of factors come into play to determine the best kind of loft conversion for your house. The amount of money you’re willing to spend is one of the most crucial factors to consider first. 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. Yet another important consideration is how to get planning permission if indeed you need it.

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

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 desired, we may also add windows into 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; here, we’ll be adding dormer windows into the pitched roof plane in order to increase the amount of space available to you at the front, sides or back.

We can keep the extension small by installing only one or two windows, depending on what you intend to use the room for. If needed, we can build a room that covers the whole width of the roof, so you’ll end up with full headroom and a large enough space. Hip-to-gable conversion; a ‘hipped’ roof is one that slopes down to the eaves on all sides. Normally, this kind of roof will have little usable space, but we can increase the space by fixing in a gable wall to replace one or more hips.

The roof will then be extended over the gables to create sufficient space. Gable-to-gable conversion; this method involves building the gable wall and rebuilding the roof at the back to raise the pitch and make it nearly vertical up to the height of the ceiling. This type of loft conversion will result in a wall with windows. The most common kind of house we use this method for is the terrace house. It’s ideal for creating a large space with full headroom. Mansard conversion; this type of loft conversion involves removing your roof entirely and replacing it with a new structure resembling a box. This is like adding another storey with near vertical tile-hung walls. We’ll then place an almost flat roof on top. Will a loft conversion be possible for every kind of house? Most buildings wouldn’t have any problems with a loft conversion.

But, in other cases, a loft conversion may not be possible due to the shape and pitch of the existing roof. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment for us to come over to have your roof checked. We’ll need to inspect your house to determine whether it can provide the needed 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. We have worked on a variety of roof types in and around Patcham, so you can count on us to deliver even if yours is a complicated roof.

What makes Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions the company to choose in Patcham?

For us at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we go the extra mile to ensure we do a fine job. Our mission throughout the loft conversion process is informed by your vision for your home. From day one to the last day of the project, you can expect us to deliver a perfect finish, fantastic service and a job completed in good time.

About Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Patcham is a settlement just to the north of Brighton and Hove city. To the north it is bordered by the A27, by Withdean to its southern border, by Hollingbury in the southeast and east, and by the Brighton Main Lane to the west. The area benefits from the A23 crossing through it, providing access along the coast. The Patcham area is part of the Brighton constituency.
  • Patcham is a South East coast settlement with the postcode BN1, and dialing code 01273. One of the main schools in Patcham is Patcham High School, near the centre of the area. There are several churches in the region including Patcham Methodist Church and the Foundation Centre. To the North of Patcham is the South Downs National Park.
  • Within the Patcham area there are several open spaces and parks including Horsdean Park to the north and Eastwick Bottom to the northeast. Patcham is classified as a northern suburb of Brighton, and as a part of the Brighton and Hove City conurbation. Patcham is the northernmost part of Brighton within East Sussex, England.

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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