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Loft Conversions in Saltdean

Have your loft conversion done by experts in Saltdean

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? Not to worry, you have the option of extending your house upwards rather than on the ground. Working in and around Saltdean, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions are a Brighton-based loft-conversion company. 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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Benefits of a loft conversion

There’s no limit to the number of reasons why homeowners in Saltdean 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. If you would like to increase your living space, you could use the new space as a game room or a hobby room. Given that many people now work from home; a loft conversion could be used as a home office to help keep you away from the usual distractions.

Loft conversions improve the value of the home, so a lot of people are doing them for this reason. The benefits of loft conversions far outweigh those of other methods of increasing the space in a house.

You wouldn’t need to wait too long for a loft conversion project to be completed, unlike other home extension methods which may also require garden space. It can save you a great deal of money as it’s not as expensive as moving houses. Also, a loft extension doesn’t affect your beautiful garden and in most cases, doesn’t require planning permission. From day one until the project is completed, we’ll do our best to ensure the finished product is precisely as you dreamed it to be. In Saltdean, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions have designed and completed unique loft conversions to help homeowners do more with their homes.

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

What kind of value can you expect from a loft conversion in Saltdean? Loft conversions have been cited by a number of studies as one of the best ways to improve the worth of a house. Even a study conducted by the Nationwide Building Society shows that you can add as much as 20% to the value of your home with a loft conversion.

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.

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

Definitely. Loft conversions are definitely beneficial, regardless of why you want them – nursery, bedroom and bathroom, or something else. You wouldn’t have to wait too long before the job is completed. Forget the mess that accompanies the loft conversion process as it will all be worth it in the end.

In Saltdean, would I need to obtain Building Regulations approval for loft conversion? Loft conversion projects in Saltdean 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. 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.

Not each and every one of the Building Regulations will apply to every job 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 Saltdean, but we understand them deeply. Let us do our job and we’ll make sure you get all the necessary approvals to complete the loft conversion process. What would it cost to have a loft conversion done in Saltdean? Depending on the project, a loft conversion can cost anywhere from £20,000, even as much as three times that. Ultimately, what you end up paying will depend on factors like the number of dormers, the size of the extension and your location. You don’t have a problem in Saltdean as far as location is concerned because it’s not one of the more expensive options in the UK. Meanwhile, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions make it easier because we offer highly competitive prices.

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

There are several kinds of loft conversions, but we’ll determine the best for your building by taking into consideration a number of different factors. First, we’ll have to consider how much you plan on spending. 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. Yet another important consideration is how to get planning permission if indeed you need it.

Some 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. You also have the option of having windows added to the gable walls. Given the minimal alterations to be made, you won’t have to spend too much. Dormer conversion; this involves increasing volume at the back, sides or front by adding dormer windows into the pitched roof plane.

Depending on what you need, we can make this a small extension with only one or two windows. 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; this type of loft conversion applies to ‘hipped’ rooves, which slope downwards on all four sides. We can increase the usable space within such a roof by replacing one or more hips with a gable wall.

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. 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; here, we will replace the entire roof with a new structure shaped like a box. In essence, the loft conversion will be adding a storey to your building with four near vertical tile-hung walls. On top of the new structure, we’ll place an almost 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. 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. However, it may be a bit of a challenge if you have an intersecting pitched roof, a hipped roof or an older home with a trussed rafter roof. We have worked on a variety of roof types in and around Saltdean, 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 Saltdean?

We put in all it takes to ensure we deliver on every loft conversion project we embark on. Our mission throughout the loft conversion process is informed by your vision for your home. 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 Saltdean, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Saltdean is located between Peacehaven and Brighton on the South East coast of England. The village of Saltdean has postcodes areas beginning with BN2. Saltdean is split into two main areas, West Saltdean and East Saltdean. West Saltdean falls under the Unitary Authority of Brighton and Hove. East Saltdean falls under the Unitary Authority of Lewes. Brighton, Kemptown is the constituency for Saltdean.
  • Saltdean is approximately eight kilometres to the East of the centre of Brighton. Saltdean is approximately eight kilometers to the West of the built-up area of Newhaven. Saltdean is around nine kilometres to the South of the Brighton settlement of Lewes. Saltdean is bordered by the South Downs National Park. Immediately up the coast to the West of Saltdean is a settlement of Rottingdean.
  • The A259 passes to the South of Saltdean linking the village with the rest of East Sussex. Towards the centre of Saltdean is Saltdean Primary School. Further South in the village is Saltdean Oval, and area of open space. To the South East of the centre of Saltdean is Saltdean and Rottingdean Medical Centre. Saltdean is located on the South East coast of England, bordering the English Channel to the South. Undercliff Walk passes along the South of the village on the coast. Saltdean is close to the city of Brighton and Hove in the west.

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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