Specialist Roof Light Loft Conversions
At The Brighton Loft Company we specialise in providing a range of different loft conversions to properties throughout Brighton and the surrounding area. Our aim is making sure our clients are the top priority and will work with you to bring your idea to life and create a safe, beautiful living space.
To ensure we can keep on top of your project and keep you updated with regular progress meetings, we never take on more than three clients at a time, so you know we are always available to answer questions about your project and provide our best work.
We are honest and upfront on our pricing and will provide a free, no obligation site survey in order to provide you with a quote. This will allow us to understand the scope of the project, as there is no such thing as one size fits all. We’ll then send you a fixed price quote which is broken down into stages, so you will never be charged for work that hasn’t been completed yet.
What Is A Roof Light Conversion?
A roof light loft conversion is an easy and cheaper way of converting your loft into a living space. It works with what is in the existing space and transforms it into a liveable space rather than extending the space.
Instead of structurally altering the space with a dormer or hip to gable conversion, windows are added to allow light in, along with proper flooring and access to the space such as a staircase.
If you are on a limited budget or are restricted because you live in a conservation area, a roof light loft conversion can be the ideal solution for creating more space without changing the structural integrity of a building.
While space can be limited, it can become an ideal space for an additional bathroom or home office.
What Do I Need To Consider With Roof Light Loft Conversions?
While a roof light conversion can be a quicker and cheaper solution to converting a loft space, there are some things to consider when it comes to planning permission and building regulations.
To install a roof light loft conversion, your home needs to have a pitched roof and meet building regulations such as providing an adequate living space with the very minimum of 2m headspace from floor to ceiling. This can cause complications when installing a staircase to provide adequate access to the area as height needs to be considered at the top of the staircase and this often would need to be in the central area of the room to meet it – which can be obstructive for design.
However, roof light loft conversions in Brighton are popular in areas where there is regency and Victorian architecture that is under conservation. A roof light conversion allows the homeowner to convert the loft space without altering the structure of the home which for many historical buildings is not allowed. However, you may still need planning permission for a roof light loft conversion in Brighton.
At The Brighton Loft Company, we are happy to take the lead and manage planning applications and building regulations for you. We can take you through everything you need to know and ensure standards are met for insulation, fire safety, electrical supply, headroom and stair access. When you book a site survey with us, we’ll be honest and upfront of the suitability of your loft space and take you through any and all options available to you.