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Loft Conversions in Brighton

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As a trusted and reliable loft conversions specialist improving homes in the Brighton & Hove area.

The following is our guide to adding your new loft conversion.

Why do I need a loft conversion?

Quite a few of our Brighton customers have come to us having spent many years and much money on creating their dream home, only to find themselves suddenly outgrowing it.


Converting a loft space is a great way for adding new space and value to a property but also transform it to meet the needs of a growing family. It just depends on what you need from your loft conversion, such as a new loft bedroom, more living space, en-suite bathroom or just more space.

Premier will help you through the initial design and discuss what type of building work will be involved.  The consultation will establish which type of loft conversion meets both the local building regulations and your home needs.

Dedicated & professional service team

Our friendly and dedicated team will guide you to the right quality loft conversion one that will meet your needs and help you through the loft conversion steps.


Having undertaken many loft conversions in Brighton & Hove over the years we understand Brighton District Council planning permission requirements, having worked closely with them it helps with navigating the complex building regulations, our designer and back office team will project manage you through this process.

Here are the first steps to adding some much-needed space and increase the value to your Brighton property.

Step 1 : Choosing a Loft Conversion Specialist

It can be difficult to find a loft conversion company that is able to meet all the requirements necessary in regards to cost, skill-sets and professionalism.

Some loft conversion companies may not provide as much guidance as they could, resulting in problems further along the project. Above all else Premier's loft conversions are about maximizing existing space to suit your needs, add value and space to your home and complete the job to meet your expectations.

Step 2: The Loft Conversion Design

The initial design will be based on a combination of the customers ideas and a complete assessment of your house, loft and roof. The project team will then make tentative checks as to the types of planning permission required if any, this is done as part of the initial consultation and a free service.

Step 3: Special Circumstances

In some circumstances a loft conversion might not always be immediately possible for a number of reason such as the building being considered by the Secretary of State (for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) to be of special architectural or historic interest to Brighton it is then listed (listed building).

If it is located within a conservation area that has certain limits. The age and condition of a house or roof might necessitate some remedial work to be carried out first, such as foundation, plumbing and drainage, structural modification etc.

Premier has undertaken many a complex loft conversion and we have always been able to find a solution and completed the job to our clients expectations.

If the loft conversion requirements (identified during the consultation) include any aspect that will require special attention it will discussed in detail with the client at the early stage, an example would be the need to apply for permitted development rights at a initial stage of the project.

Our loft conversions are designed to meet the highest standard working closely with local planners to meet permitted development rules.

Step 4: Choice (type) of Loft Conversion

Rear Dormer Loft Conversion

If you’re looking for a straightforward, efficient and cost-effective solution, you may settle upon our highly popular dormer loft conversion, or fully utilize the potential of your sloping roof using our hip to gable loft conversion option to gain you that extra room.

Mansard Loft Conversion

For built-up city areas where terraced housing is more common, a Mansard Loft Conversion would be a better option, Mansard (named after the 17th century French architect Francois Mansard) are added to traditional A frame pitched roofs on one side (usually the rear) of the house.

In certain Boroughs of London and more developed areas, planning permission is more favorably granted to this style of lofts.

If your property has permitted development rights, you can build a Mansard conversion under a Certificate of Lawfulness. This certificate means that, as long as you build within the council’s guidelines, you do not need to wait for the application to be approved before work commences.

L-Shaped Dormer Conversion

​For owners of older Victorian and Edwardian properties, a more specialized solution may be appropriate, perhaps even one of our bespoke loft conversions. An L shape loft conversion opens up more living space across a main building and a rear dormer conversion adds more height, meanwhile, a optimizes both space and natural light, transforming your attic into a whole new storey for your home.

These types of loft conversions will involve other trades skills such as plumbing for wet rooms and bathrooms, carpenters to a new bespoke staircase, additional planning permission will likely be required.

An L-shaped dormer loft conversion is where two dormers are built and connected together. One flat-roof dormer is built over the main part of the roof and the other is built over the rear part of the roof, which then creates the distinctive L-shape from a bird’s eye view. Due to the shape, L-shaped dormers are normally only suitable for Edwardian and Victorian properties where there is usually an existing back addition to the rear of the house.

Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Adding a Hip to Gable loft conversion works by replacing the sloping roof with a horizontal ridge and vertical gable end, it can transform a loft space with gains in headroom making it idea for loft bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

Hip to gable loft conversions can be a great option for bungalows, semi-detached, and detached homes, but they are most frequently seen on semi-detached and end of terraced houses. However, it’s important to note that mid-terraced homes cannot accommodate hip to gable conversions due to the lack of a sloping side.

Pitched Dormer Loft Extension

This loft conversion allows for normal vertical facing windows, ideal for a bedroom or bathroom. This style of loft conversion maintains the original look to the house and perfect for increasing the light opening up the space to many uses.

A home office

Perfect way to work in comfort with peace and quiet.

Man Cave

The Den, last bastion of sanctitude 

Music Studio 

Practice in your very own studio

Personal home gym

Train at your leisure at a time that suits you

Kids games room

A space for the Kids to game and keep the toys.

A bedroom/bathroom

Add an extra bedroom with en-suite shower or bathroom

dormer conversion

Dormer Conversion

dormer conversion

Twin Pitched Window Dormer

skylight velux conversion

Skylight Conversion

L  shaped dormer
Hip to Gable & Rear Dormer

Hip to Gable & Rear Dormer

L-Shaped Dormer

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