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Loft Conversions in Woodingdean

Professional loft conversions in Woodingdean

The bigger the family gets, the more space you’ll need to keep everyone comfortable. Rather than buy a new home, house extensions are quickly becoming the ideal route to take.

You wouldn’t have to worry about having enough garden space or having to let go of your beautiful garden either. Then the best choice would be to extend your house upwards. Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions are a loft conversion company in Brighton, catering to homeowners in and around Woodingdean. Improve the value and space of your home when you trust us with your loft conversion project. Let us know exactly what you need and we’ll ensure you get nothing less with our tailored loft conversion process.

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Reasons to get a loft conversion

There’s no limit to the number of reasons why homeowners in Woodingdean 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. There are a number of advantages loft conversion has over other approaches to increasing the usable space in the 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. Also, a loft extension doesn’t affect your beautiful garden and in most cases, doesn’t require planning permission. Our team will be certain to keep the new room true to your desires, from the initial design to the final fittings. In Woodingdean, Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions have designed and completed unique loft conversions to help homeowners do more with their homes.

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

How much value does a loft conversion add to a home in Woodingdean? According to several surveys, one of the best ways to increase the value of our home is to carry out a loft conversion. 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 house valued at £300,000, that’s an improvement of about £60,000. Once the wariness from the financial burden and hassle of doing a loft conversion passes, you’ll be happy you did it because you’ll have much needed extra space as well as a property with improved value.

Are loft conversions worth it?

You certainly are. 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. Despite the messy loft conversion process, you’ll be happy you went through with it.

Is loft conversion in Woodingdean a project that requires Building Regulations approval? Loft conversion projects in Woodingdean may be subject to a Building Regulations approval, depending on the nature of work to be done.

Your home will be subject to certain guidelines if there’s more than one floor. 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. Also of concern are sound insulation, the structural strength of the new floor and the stability of the structure and its roof.

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 are accustomed to working within the national and local guidelines that apply in Woodingdean. Let us do our job and we’ll make sure you get all the necessary approvals to complete the loft conversion process. How much does a loft conversion cost in Woodingdean? 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. You don’t have a problem in Woodingdean 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.

What types of loft conversions in Woodingdean should I be looking out for?

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. 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. We’ll also have to think about getting you planning permission, if needed.

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

Rooflight conversion; involves creating a loft conversion without adding any more space to what you already have, but roof lights will be added to the back and front. As an option, you can have windows added to the gable walls. Given the minimal alterations to be made, you won’t have to spend too much. Dormer conversion; this type of conversion gives you more volume in the back, sides or front since we’ll be adding dormer windows into the pitched roof plane.

We can keep the extension small by installing only one or two windows, depending on what you intend to use the room for. Or we can create a larger space with full headroom by building a room that’s larger across the entire width of your roof. 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.

That’s not the end of it as we’ll extend the roof over the gables to create the needed space. We’ll build the gable wall and rebuild the roof behind to create a raised, near vertical pitch as high as the ceiling. This will result in a wall with windows. We’re likely to use this type of loft conversion if yours is a terrace house. It’s likely to result in a large enough area where there’s sufficient headroom. Mansard conversion; our team will be doing major work to install a new box-like structure in place of your roof. The result is an extra storey with four nearly 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, the shape and pitch of your existing roof will go a long way to determine whether you can have a loft conversion done. 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’ll need to inspect your house to determine whether it can provide the needed support for 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. Our team have experience with loft conversion for homes in Woodingdean with many different types of rooves, so we know how to handle a complicated roof.


Why choose Clifton Hill & Montpelier Loft Conversions for your loft conversions in Woodingdean?

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 Woodingdean, Brighton, East Sussex

  • Woodingdean is a suburb on the Eastern side of Brighton and Hove City, East Sussex. Woodingdean is a relatively small suburb with a population of around 9,750. The postcode of settlements within the Woodingdean area are BN2.
  • The dialing code of Woodingdean is 01273. Woodingdean is part of the Brighton, Kemptown constituency and a pleasant South East Coast suburb. Woodingdean benefits from the B2123 passing through to its West, North, the South. To the North of Woodingdean is New Market Inn, and to the South Mount Pleasant Hill. To the Centre of the settlement of the area is Woodingdean Central Park and to the South is Happy Valley.
  • Woodingdean is well provided for by schools including Rudyard Kipling Primary School and Townsview Special Needs school. The Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital is just to the West Side of Woodingdean, and the main commercial area of Woodingdean is Woodingdean Business Park to the North of the settled area.
  • Woodingdean is bordered to the South by Ovingdean and to the West by Bevendean. The University of Sussex is to the North of Woodingdean. Woodingdean is a short distance from the South East Coast of England and the English Channel. Woodingdean is well connected to the Brighton and Hove city areas, and within a short distance of Brighton.

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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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