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Loft Conversions in Waterhall

Expertly executed loft conversions in Waterhall

Bigger spaces become necessary the more members are added to your family. You can extend your house instead of making the huge financial commitment of buying a new house.

But, what if you don’t have sufficient garden space or don’t want to destroy your beautiful garden? Not to worry, you have the option of extending your house upwards rather than on the ground. Although we are headquartered in Brighton, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions operate in and around Waterhall, delivering top-notch loft conversion projects for homeowners across the area. We can assure you that before long, we can help you increase the usable space and value of your home. Our bespoke process means that your new space will be designed to suit your requirements to the very last detail.

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 converting your loft

Waterhall is filled with homeowners who converted their lofts for various reasons. Most commonly, homeowners want to have more space in their house for the comfort of everyone in 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. 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. There are a number of advantages loft conversion has over other approaches to increasing the usable space in the home.

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 doesn’t cost that much compared to getting a new house. Even better, your garden will remain intact and you may not need to verify with the authorities before you can begin work. Our team will be certain to keep the new room true to your desires, from the initial design to the final fittings. At Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions, we have worked with many homeowners in Waterhall to help them realise their dreams of having more spacious homes.

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

What kind of value can you expect from a loft conversion in Waterhall? 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.

That could mean a £20,000 increase in value for a property valued at £100,000. 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.

Is a loft conversion really a good idea?

Definitely. 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. Before you know it, the loft conversion process will be complete and you can enjoy your new space. 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 Waterhall, would I need to obtain Building Regulations approval for loft conversion? Not every loft conversion project in Waterhall will require Building Regulations approval, but some will if the nature of the work demands it.

For buildings two or more storeys high, there are specific requirements guiding alterations. 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. They also aim to ensure that the structure and its roof remain stable, the new floor is structurally strong and the sound insulation between the loft conversion and other rooms is reasonable.

As the extent of work differs, the Building Regulations that apply also vary. 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 Waterhall. If there’s any need to obtain approval for the work, we’ll get it done. What would it cost to have a loft conversion done in Waterhall? A loft conversion can cost anywhere from £20,000 to twice or three times that. The number of dormers, the size of your extension and your location will all factor into how much you’ll have to pay in the end. As far as the location is concerned, loft conversions in Waterhall aren’t much more expensive than other locations in the UK. In addition, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions offer some of the most competitive prices on the market.

What types of loft conversions can I get in Waterhall?

There are indeed different kinds of loft conversions available, but the best one for you will be determined by a number of factors. The first factor to consider is how much you’re willing to spend. The next point to consider is how much room is available for a loft conversion and the kind of roof your building has. We’ll also have to think about getting you planning permission, if needed.

Examples of loft conversion types include:

Rooflight conversion; this type of conversion involves converting the existing roof space without increasing the volume beyond simply adding roof lights to the front and back. As an option, you can have windows added to the gable walls. Since we won’t be changing much, this is the most cost-effective option. 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.

We may not need to fit more than two windows if only a small extension is needed for what you have in mind. If you like, we can build something larger across the entire width of the roof to create a large area with full headroom. Hip-to-gable conversion; a ‘hipped’ roof is one that slopes down to the eaves on all sides. To create more usable space within a roof like this, we’ll opt for taking down one or more hips and replacing it 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; 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 ends up forming 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. In essence, the loft conversion will be adding a storey to your building with four near vertical tile-hung walls. To crown your new structure, we’ll fix a nearly flat roof. Are there any kinds of houses where a loft conversion wouldn’t be practical? 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 help you make sure there’ll be no problems with a loft conversion on your house, so book an appointment with us today. We would need to know the number of usable load bearing walls are available to support the new structure. With a gable end wall present, it shouldn’t be too much of a challenge to carry out a loft conversion. On the other hand, if your roof is an intersecting pitched one, a hipped one or a trussed rafter one, we may face challenges when converting the loft. 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 Waterhall and beyond.

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

Our dedicated team at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions put in 100% and more to every loft conversion project we take on. Your vision for your loft conversion sees us through to the end of the job. 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 Waterhall, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Waterhall is a small area in the north of Brighton and Hove City. Waterhall is the area next to Waterhall Conservation Area within the South Downs National Park. Waterhall is just north of the A27 Patcham Interchange. Waterhall benefits from a prestigious golf club called Waterhall Golf Club, and is west of the A23 road. Waterhall is north of Westdene, and is in the northern suburbs of Brighton and Hove.
  • Waterhall is a sparsely populated section of the Brighton and Hove City, East Sussex, and one of the northernmost points of the econurbation. To the south of Waterhall, East Sussex, are Patcham, Westdene and West Blatchington. Further south of Waterhall are Brighton, Hove and Portslade by Sea. Waterhall is close to the South East coast of England, and the English Channel. Waterhall is served by Waterhall Road which intersects with the A27. Waterhall is a countryside area in East Sussex.

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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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