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Loft Conversions in Westdene

Westdene-based loft conversion experts

Bigger spaces become necessary the more members are added to your family. Buying a new home is fantastic, but home extensions are even better.

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? We can extend your house upwards to ensure you have as much space as needed even without garden space. Although we are headquartered in Brighton, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions operate in and around Westdene, 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. We use a tailored loft conversion process to ensure that your newly added space is exactly as you dreamed it to be.

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Why getting a loft conversion is a good idea

A loft conversion done can be for a variety of reasons as seen amongst different homeowners in Westdene. Often, the first reason is to create enough space for everyone in the family. You can never have too much living space, so you could decide to convert the loft into a hobby or game room. Many people are choosing to do loft conversions so they can have a home office of their own, far from the distractions of working from the lower floors.

In addition, a loft conversion can add value to your home, making it a good investment for the future. Loft conversion is easily the most beneficial of all the means of improving the amount of usable space in a home.

It’s faster to complete than other home extension types and doesn’t prevent you from extending even without a garden. In addition, it’s generally cost effective and less expensive than moving into a new place. Even more, you wouldn’t have to touch your gorgeous garden and you may not need planning permission either. 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. We at Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions have been operating in and around Westdene, working with homeowners to design the spaces of their dreams.

You can be like them and get the home of your dreams.

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

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

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

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. 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.

Is Building Regulations approval needed for a loft conversion in Westdene? Not every loft conversion project in Westdene will require Building Regulations approval, but some will if the nature of the work demands it.

Your home will be subject to certain guidelines if there’s more than one floor. 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 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 Westdene. 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 Westdene? Starting from £20,000, there’s a wide range of prices you could pay for loft conversions. Ultimately, what you end up paying will depend on factors like the number of dormers, the size of the extension and your location. Homeowners in Westdene don’t have to pay as much as many other parts of the UK, so location shouldn’t be too much of a bother. Meanwhile, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions make it easier because we offer highly competitive prices.

What are the types of loft conversions available in Westdene?

A number of factors come into play to determine the best kind of loft conversion for your house. The first factor to consider is how much you’re willing to spend. 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. Another important consideration is whether or not you need planning permission.

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. 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; 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. 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; this type of loft conversion applies to ‘hipped’ rooves, which slope downwards on all four 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.

To complete the job, we’ll extend the roof over the gables to ensure enough space is created. We’ll build the gable wall and rebuild the roof behind to create a raised, near vertical pitch as high as the ceiling. This ends up forming a wall with windows. Terrace houses are well-suited to this kind of loft conversion 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. In essence, the loft conversion will be adding a storey to your building with four near vertical tile-hung walls. We’ll then place an almost flat roof on top. Is it possible to do a loft conversion for every kind of building? For most kinds of houses, it wouldn’t be a problem to do a conversion.

But, loft conversion can be an issue if the shape or pitch of your roof isn’t quite right. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment for us to come over to have your roof checked. 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. However, it’ll be a different story if you have an intersecting pitched roof, a hipped roof or a trussed rafter roof as those are more complex to work with. 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 Westdene.

Why Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions is the ideal choice in Westdene?

At Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions , we spare no expense in making sure we do the job right. We take our time to understand your vision and then make that our mission. We won’t waste your time before completing the project, we’ll deliver a friendly and reliable service, as well as perfect finishing from the first detail to the last.

About Westdene, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Westdene is a Northern suburb of the East Sussex city of Brighton and Hove. Westdene is a wealthy, open suburb close to the South Downs. The postcode area of Westdene is BN1. The dialling code for Westdene is 01273. The constituency for Westdene is Brighton Pavillion. Westdene, East Sussex, is bordered to the West and North by the A27.
  • Westdene benefits from a number of green area including Withdean Woods and Coney Woods. This affluent Borough benefits from a number of good schools including Westdene Primary School, near Westdene Green. Westdene is bordered to the South by Withdean and to the South West is West Blatchington.
  • The Waterhall Conservation area is just across the A23 to the North, and Hollingbury is to the East side of the Westdene suburb of Brighton and Hove. Westdene is one of the most Northern areas of the Brighton and Hove city, East Sussex, England and a popular place to use as a base for commuting into the city. Westdene is served by the Church of the Ascension near Westdene Park.

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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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