Loft Conversions in Brighton, East-Sussex


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Understanding the process of a loft conversion

Loft conversion is ideally turning an empty loft space into functional storage or an accommodation room. In the UK, loft conversions have recently gained more popularity because of their advantages.

What are the types of loft conversion?

There are three main kinds of loft conversions; they include the rear dormer, the hip-to-gable and the Velux. The style of your loft conversion will be based upon the style of your house. You will need to see what kind of planning permission you require, what is the size of your house, and for what purpose are you going to choose the conversion.

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Brighton loft conversion solutions

A loft conversion usually increases your property’s value by around 25%. If you need an extra living room or storage place, you can convert a vacant area of your home by getting a loft conversion.

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Elite Builders London provides loft conversion solutions in London. In Brighton, Elite Builders London give premium quality extensions and loft conversions to help you achieve the desired style for your house. Our experience allows us to undertake any project of whatever size, style or design of your loft.

Do you need an additional loft conversion for a living room, lounge, playroom, bathroom, or office loft? We believe that any loft conversion design should fit the existing structure perfectly. We have the reputation of being architectural design experts. We undertake any loft conversion projects with the aim of keeping it in architectural balance, while fitting it in with your existing property and fulfilling your purpose.

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Why having a loft conversion in Brighton is a good choice?

If you are looking for more space, you can get it with a loft conversion without having to move to a different place. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A Converted loft will satisfy you. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Brighton. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

Our loft conversion solutions in Brighton

In Brighton, Elite Builders London provide you quality loft conversion services and cover everything including the design and cost to the planning and building regulations.

Preparing blueprints for loft conversions in Brighton

In Brighton, Elite Builders London have architects who can prepare building regulations and planning documents for submission to local council.

The regulations regarding loft conversions in Brighton

We take projects from the initial design stage to its final completion in Brighton. We can also help you with obtaining permits which are required by the relevant building and planning authorities.

Design and installation of loft conversions in Brighton

In Brighton, we have experienced and skilled loft conversion designers who help you in creating excellent architectural sketches.

Dormer Loft Conversion Services in Brighton

Small headroom measurement houses usually prefer dormer loft conversions as it is best suited for them. In the Brighton area, the most popular conversion type is the dormer loft conversion. The dormer loft gives you enough height and allows you ideal space for a full-sized bedroom and a bathroom or shower. Dormer loft conversions will not require a planning permit and can take up around seven weeks to complete. The dormer is built up from the roof slope. This means that most of the work would be done with external scaffolding.

Velux loft conversions in the Brighton area

Velux window loft conversion requires minimal roof destruction and is non-disruptive. A fitting is done with Windows and the roof is left untouched.
Usually, such a type of loft conversion does not require any planning permits in Brighton.  Conversion into a Velux loft is ideal for a loft with a considerable headroom. 

Any property that is limited by planning constraints, it is ideal for it to get a Velux conversion.

L-shaped loft conversion services in Brighton

In Brighton, an L-shaped loft conversion is a popular choice.  This conversion can hold two full sized bedrooms and a bathroom. To make the ceiling height sufficient, the back is adjusted to be in a lower position. 

Mansard loft conversion services in Brighton

Mansard loft conversions are a popular choice for homeowners.

These lofts have steep sloping sides which displace on one of two of the roof slopes and then a level roof is built on it. 

The Mansard loft conversions are more expensive because of the structural requirements and they also require planning permission.

For your Mansard loft conversion, we can provide you a fantastic service delivery. 

Hip-to-gable loft conversions in Brighton 

The hip to gable conversion is preferred if you have an unoccupied space.  This conversion extends the ridge to meet the outside wall and gives you sufficient space.

Custom loft conversion in Brighton

We can customise your loft conversion depending upon your requirements. In Brighton we design complete, custom loft conversions for customers. We stay with you from the very first step till last step to make sure that we make you satisfied.

Our loft conversion processes in Brighton

Step 1: survey 

Once you contact us, our loft conversion specialist will meet you at a time of your convenience at your home.  This would help us to discuss the kind of loft conversion that would be suitable for your home in Brighton. 

The amount of time required to survey your house depends on the size of your attic. The larger the space on the attic, the more time it probably will take.  Our visits take under 45 minutes on average.

Step two: giving you a quotation

We would need architectural drawings of your property in order to give you an accurate quotation.

We provide the quote by email or in person within around 7 days.

Step three: completing your project

If you choose our services, we will request a first instalment which would be a percentage of the total cost.  A timescale for the project is provided and the payment plan of instalments is agreed. 

Once agreed, we will begin the project and complete it according to your timeframe and budget allocation. Our loft conversion service offers unparalleled quality in delivery because all of our staff have the appropriate qualifications. 

Why choose us for a loft conversion in Brighton? 

Some of the advantages of hiring elite builders London in Brighton are as follows. 

  • Experience:

    Our years of experience in working within the construction industry has given us a great reputation for the quality of work in Brighton.

  • Expertise:

    All members of our team bring with them years of qualified experience in many different construction projects that they have delivered in Brighton.

  • Accredited:

    Elite builders London have all the accreditations to work as a construction company that also offers design services. All of the finished products that we deliver, whether they’re offices or homes, we make them to the highest safety standards.

  • Extremely professional:

    Every loft conversion project that we deliver in Brighton is done by a carefully chosen team of highly qualified specialist workers at elite builders London. Quality loft conversion Meeting the required standards is a standard procedure for all loft conversion jobs at elite builders London.  Every loft conversion has its own challenges and difficulties in Brighton and we do the maximum efforts to meet those challenges.

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Why having a loft conversion in Brighton is a good choice?

If you are looking for more space, you can get it with a loft conversion without having to move to a different place. A loft conversion makes you feel as if you have moved to a new home. Adding an extra bedroom and bathroom could raise the value of your three-bedroom house by 25%.

A Converted loft will satisfy you. If you think there is something missing from your home such as an office or a gym, you can turn your empty loft into it in Brighton. A loft conversion will have many benefits in the long run. It is a worthwhile investment to use your empty space and turn it into something functional.

If recession of advice and guidance is only a phone call away for your loft conversion project Brighton. If you have questions about how to go about your latest loft conversion project in Brighton, our team of experts and professionally qualified workers can answer all of them and help you make the right choice. If you need any support or a quotation for your latest loft conversion project, you can call us on (020) 8987 8071.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I know I have enough head height for a loft conversion?
The suitability of a loft conversion is strictly defined by the head height of the room. Industry set standards dictate that the roof centre height as well as the ceiling joists height must be a minimum of 2.2 m.

The required industry height should be present to complete a loft conversion without problems even though it may be possible to install a loft conversion in its absence.

When can you permit development be provided to allow conversion?
One of the most important factors that has to do with a planning permit application is the loft size. The size requirements for approved construction is such that the loft conversion size must not be greater than 50 cubic m in the case of a detached property and 40 cubic m in the case of a terrace property.
Is a dormer a necessity for loft conversions when more space is required to achieve the requisite dimension?
All loft conversions don’t require enough space for a dormer. It depends on the particular needs of the customer and the environment we need to deal with within the roof room. The dormer can become a part of the requirements if the customer requires extra rooms or showers to be added as part of the loft conversion installation. Stairs access can be created by the use of a dormer in case the property in question is semi-attached.

Our approach to all of our projects and services is focused on customer satisfaction which is why we take great care in carefully listening to all the requirements of our customers no matter what the type of their home extension is.

Where will the staircase go?

The stairs that lead to the attic can be ideally placed above the existing set of stairs.
To install a new staircase, cutting any area of the existing living space will not be required as an enclosure can be created along the side of the wall to accommodate the new staircase.

Your house’s current floor plan is another deciding factor.  Other alternatives particularly when you are contemplating a hip to gable conversion can be considered based on the scale and your attic conversion plans.

What is a hip to back gable loft conversion?
Various properties today suffer from a limited space in their attics because of the presence of sloping edges and traditional hipped roofs. This restriction presents a challenge in creating a conversion of the loft that does not need to expand your house.
Properties that future these limitations are much better served by hip to gable loft extensions.
Under what ceiling height can loft conversions be easily installed?

The minimum ceiling height to be converted is 2.2 m.  The height can be calculated exactly between the Timber Ridge and the top of the joist which is located on the ceiling.

Even after repairs, you can expect to receive 1.9 m of living space in terms of the height of the ceiling of your new loft conversion.

What do mansard loft conversions usually entail?
Francoise Mansard, a 17th-century French architect is the inspiration behind the name of the mansard loft.  You can find this conversion almost always at the back end of the house.  The flat roof is a standard component of this loft conversion, and it also features a sloping wall at the back.
Is an architect required for a loft conversion?
To assess the ability of the structure to withstand the new conversion, you will need expert guidance from an architect.  This assessment will determine whether structural changes such as the installation of a new roof is required for your loft conversion.
Is a loft conversion more economically efficient than an extension is?
One of the most viable options which you can use to increase living space in your house is by using a loft conversion. Increasing the size of your home is a much more economically efficient choice than moving to a new location. 
Is scaffolding necessary for every loft conversion?
It comes down to the individual contract. Those contractors who want to work from the outside of the building will install scaffolding wherever they need to work. From the scaffold they will gain entry to the workspace, and so they might not need to enter the flat at all in the early start of the work.
Is the party wall agreement always required for a loft conversion?
Party wall agreements are only required for walls that are shared between you and someone else. No additional permissions are required for detached houses as shared walls do not exist in these types of properties.
Can my loft conversion project include a new bedroom?
A loft may only be classified as a space if it meets a certain set criteria. All relevant building regulations as well as the different requirements for all bedrooms must be met for the bedroom to be added to a loft conversion.
Can my neighbours stop my loft conversion? 
They can extend the time that will take for the conversion to complete but it may not be possible to stop the conversion altogether. If you tell your neighbours about your plans ahead of schedule, then there is a high chance that they will not cause problems for your project.
Is it possible to add a room inside my attic?
In order to convert your attic, you need to consider the building requirements that qualify attics for transformation into a living area. Your attic’s ceiling height from the floor must be at a minimum 2.2 m in order for it to qualify for transformation. If your attic’s height does not meet this requirement, you will need to either raise the roof of your attic, or lower the floor level of the property.
Are newly constructed houses available for loft conversions?
It is difficult to perform a loft conversion in a new house but is normally possible. Some buildings that still have units for sale often have certain restrictions that might limit what you can do with the property that can also include adding a loft conversion.
What benefits can I achieve with a loft conversion?
The market value of your residential property can be greatly enhanced by the use of a loft conversion. Latest National Building Society research has shown that a loft conversion can always add more than 25% to your home’s value.
Do you need planning permission for a loft conversion? 
Given that the loft conversion in your building is considered permitted development, planning permission is not generally required. 
How long does a loft conversion take?
Elite builders London are expert loft conversion specialists which will ensure that your loft conversion is completed within the timeframe we commit. We will deliver your loft conversion project within the exact timeframe that we commit to you at the start. Loft conversions ideally take between one and three months to complete.
How competitive are your prices?
You can rest assured that our prices will be economically efficient for loft conversion projects.


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