We often receive calls from customers who are looking to expand their current living space. Two ways we help them achieve this is through house extensions and loft conversions. Extensions aren’t always feasible and can be more expensive. Converting space that already exists in your home is a relatively simple process for our builders. Our range of services make the most of the existing loft, no matter the needs or budget of customers in Worthing and Chichester.
Some domestic customers don’t utilise the space they have and wrongly believe they have outgrown their house. The need for an extra room is a common reason people choose to go through the stressful process of moving home. However, lofts are commonly underused throughout Sussex, with many serving as unorganised storage. With loft conversions, our builders provide you with the space you need to remain in your current house, whether you need an extra bedroom, bathroom or office.
We also carry out conversions as part of larger property refurbishments to really maximise your home.
Our builders provide full project management for loft conversions in Chichester, Worthing and the nearby areas. This includes design, supply and installation of bathroom suites, windows and other fixtures.
The Phase One Build team includes 5 fully qualified carpenters who create bespoke storage solutions and attractive built-in wardrobes for every space, giving customers the most from their loft conversions.
Depending on the size and style of your loft, it may even be possible to convert it into more than one room, for example a bedroom and ensuite.
Take a look at our previous work to get an idea of what Phase One can do for you.
Whatever you intend to use your new room for, it is important to plan construction accordingly. Our builders assess existing lofts and consult with customers in Worthing and Chichester to understand their needs. We then advise on the most suitable style of loft conversions. There are 4 main types, each with its own benefits.
Dormer Loft Conversions
The most common style, builders extend the loft from the slope of the existing roof, creating a box shape. These add useful headroom, create additional internal space and often fall under permitted development.
Popular with Chichester and Worthing homeowners of terraced houses, these allow more headroom and often look better than dormer styles. However, the structural requirements mean planning permission is usually necessary.
Hip to Gable
This style straightens an inwardly slanted roof, such as on an end of terrace or detached home, to create a vertical wall. Phase One builders can combine hip to gable loft conversions with other styles to create as much space as possible in Worthing properties.
Roof Light Conversion
If your existing loft is big enough for your needs, a roof light conversion is a simpler option. These involve adding windows and reinforcing the floor to create a comfortable living area. This style is considerably cheaper but has limitations.
Our builders adhere to construction regulations and guidelines to provide safe and legal loft conversions in Chichester, Worthing and Sussex. We advise on planning permission requirements and the rights of neighbours during building work.