Most homeowners eventually face the prospect of having to create more living space in an existing property or moving into a larger one. The latter often involves leaving behind a much-loved house and neighbourhood, an attractive school catchment area and taking on considerable costs in the form of removal services, stamp duty and a larger mortgage. Loft conversions remain one of the most popular alternatives to making such a move. Our carpentry and building company can utilise your empty loft to create new living space, opening up a new storey within your current home. Unlike house extensions, this new room doesn’t require any sacrifices in the garden either.
Located in Brighton, Richley Contractors carries out loft extensions throughout East and West Sussex. From Haywards Heath to Worthing, and from Hove to Lewes, we provide start-to-finish project management for a seamless, efficient progression from concept to completion. As a customer-focused, family-run carpentry and building company, we do whatever it takes to bring ideas to life.
To discuss every aspect of your own conversion project, please call us on 01273 682 650 to arrange an initial consultation. We provide testimonials, a portfolio of completed work and a free, no obligation quotation for our services.
As a proud independent carpentry and building company, our aim is always your recommendation.
Richley Contractors specialises in loft extensions of every type. Below, we have introduced the key styles and design aspects you can benefit from with one of our loft conversions.
Dormer Loft Conversions – These loft extensions reshape the roof to create more internal height and space. Dormer designs have a distinctive box shape, complete with a flat roof, that rises up vertically from the original roofing structure. Suitable for properties of any kind in Brighton, Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas, dormer conversions remain the most popular in the UK.
Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversions – During the construction process for these loft extensions, our carpentry and building company extends the hip of the existing roof into a gable end. In order to create a new area of roofing structure, we have to undertake more extensive construction work when compared with dormer conversions. We can only build hip-to-gable conversions on semi-detached and detached properties with a hipped roof.
Mansard Loft Conversions – Consisting of a flat roof and a distinctive back wall sloping in at 72°, Mansard loft extensions have many similarities with dormer designs. As a common feature on terraced period properties, Mansard conversions usually require the raising of shared walls. As such, we ensure our work fully complies with the Party Wall Act where necessary.
Velux Windows – Our carpentry and building company proudly installs Velux products, one of the leading names in loft windows. We work in close conjunction with you to discuss the best solution for your own window installation. Our fitters have equal proficiency with top hung, centre hung and conservation windows, so we can work in line with any specification.
Loft windows transform previously dark loft spaces, allowing natural light to flood in. This one simple improvement has the potential to breathe new life into an otherwise forgotten part of the house.