Velux Rooflight Conversion – Richmond Road, Brighton

About the project

Rosie contacted us after being recommended by her architect for the conversion. We sat down and went through the specification for the loft and discussed a few ideas that I felt would really help open up the conversion.

Generally, rooflight conversions are very simple and straightforward but with Rosie’s home being a flat we had a lot of structural elements involved in the build. To allow the loft to be as open and light as possible the door to the loft was placed at ground level which allowed for an open balustrade in the loft bedroom. To achieve this we had to remove a large wall and chimney breast and add a new stud work wall in the lounge to create the new hallway leading to the loft. We also had to close off the kitchen which was semi-open planned off of the hallway to conform with fire regulations.

The whole conversion went very well indeed and Rosie was a pleasure to work with. Rosie had brought her flat just 6 months prior to us starting work. One of the main reasons for her buying the property along with loving the area was the views across Brighton, the south downs and the sea she was going to get from the conversion. Once completed Rosie was over the moon with her new bedroom and ensuite bathroom and got cracking on with the decoration and tiling herself which she made a lovely job of.

A few months after the build Rosie contacted her local estate agent to obtain a valuation of the property now the conversion was complete. She was happy to share the figures she got back and to her amazement, the property had increased its value by £75,000, showing that even the smallest of conversions can increase the value of your home substantially. That figure easily covered the cost of the project and if she does ever move, a healthy bit of equity too.

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What our customers say

I feel very lucky to have found Oakwood Lofts to build my loft conversion for me. Not only am I delighted with the end result, but Jay, Mick and the whole team were also a pleasure to work with and to have around. Everything has been finished to a beautiful standard (visitors have particularly complimented the carpentry) and I am grateful for Jay's sensible advice and good taste at various points throughout the process.

Rosie - Richmond Road, Brighton

Budget: ££ out of £££££

Open plan balustrade

Ensuite bathroom

Project duration: 6-8 Weeks

Two large Velux windows

New classic style Burford 4 panel fire doors

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