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Loft Conversions in Portslade by Sea

Professional-grade loft conversions in Portslade-by-Sea

The bigger the family gets, the more space you’ll need to keep everyone comfortable. You can extend your house instead of making the huge financial commitment of buying a new house.

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? 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 Portslade-by-Sea where we complete loft conversion projects regularly. Improve the value and space of your home when you trust us with your loft conversion project. 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.

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Why getting a loft conversion is a good idea

Whether you’re in Portslade-by-Sea or any of the surrounding areas, there are many reasons why you might want to convert your loft. In many cases, people want to expand their homes to ensure that every member of the family is accommodated. Loft conversions are also fantastic for creating game or hobby rooms for the family to enjoy. Or you could turn it into your own safe haven where you can work, away from noise and distractions.

Loft conversions improve the value of the home, so a lot of people are doing them for this reason. You might also want to consider loft conversions because of their unique benefits over other ways of creating more space.

It doesn’t take as long as other methods to be completed and you don’t need a garden either. It’s a better way to save money than moving into a new house. It’s not as much hassle either as you may not need permission from the authorities, plus your garden will not be damaged. 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 Portslade-by-Sea 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 does a loft conversion add to a home in Portslade-by-Sea? Loft conversions have been cited by a number of studies as one of the best ways to improve the worth of a house. 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 property valued at £200,000, that would mean its value could go up to £240,000. It’s a win-win situation with a loft conversion because you’ll be able to improve the capacity of your home while improving its value, as long as you don’t mind the cost and hassle of getting it done.

Am I really better off with a loft conversion?

Yes. Whether you want a new bedroom and bathroom or need space for a nursery, getting a loft conversion is definitely worth it. You wouldn’t have to wait too long before the job is completed. The end result is most certainly worth the mess that ensues as we work on your loft conversion.

Are homeowners in Portslade-by-Sea required to obtain Building Regulations approval for loft conversions? Loft conversion projects in Portslade-by-Sea 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. 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.

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. At Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we understand the local and national guidelines that apply to loft conversions in Portslade-by-Sea. You can trust us to ensure that you get any approvals necessary to complete work on your property. How much do loft conversions go for in Portslade-by-Sea? 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. As far as the location is concerned, loft conversions in Portslade-by-Sea aren’t much more expensive than other locations in the UK. Even better, we won’t rip you off by quoting exorbitant prices.

What are the types of loft conversions available in Portslade-by-Sea?

There are indeed different kinds of loft conversions available, but the best one for you will be determined by a number of factors. First, we’ll have to consider how much you plan on spending. 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. Planning permission is also another important point to consider.

The 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. As an option, you can have 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; 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.

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. 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.

We would then extend the roof over the gables, thereby creating more volume. 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. The result is a wall with windows. We’re likely to use this type of loft conversion if yours is a terrace house. It can produce a large area with full headroom. Mansard conversion; this involves removing your entire roof and putting a box-like structure in its place. This is like adding another storey with near vertical tile-hung walls. On top of the new structure, we’ll place an almost flat roof. Are there any kinds of houses where a loft conversion wouldn’t be practical? 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. We can have a look at your roof to help us decide whether we can complete a loft conversion, so please set up an appointment with us today. We would need to know the number of usable load bearing walls are available to support the new structure. Having a loft conversion done won’t be a problem if you have a roof with 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. Even if you have a complex roof, you can trust us to do a good job on your loft conversion as we have worked on many different types of rooves across Portslade-by-Sea.


Why choose Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions for your loft conversions in Portslade-by-Sea?

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.

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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