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Case Study

Victorian mid-terrace loft conversion

Location - Rye, East Sussex
Value - £32,500
Timescale - 7 weeks
Delivery - on time. On budget

Customer requirement:

LOFT were contacted by a client residing in North London who had recently purchased a small single bedroom Victorian period cottage in Rye to use as a family 'holiday' home for his young family. The property although extremely tight for space internally did have potential for an attic adaptation and the opportunity to turn the cottage into a two double bedroom home. This property backs onto wonderful open land / fields and countryside and would benefit immensely from a superb rear outlook.

LOFT solution:

Kevin Coleman visited the property and with the customer assessed the current situation and their aspired wants / needs. Architectural plans were created and with cooperation of the Local Authority LOFT designed and built a fantastic Master Bedroom within what was an extremely small space. Clever stair design and careful interaction with the client afforded a fabulous use of space that transformed this single room house into a terrific twin double bedroom home.


This property remained vacated throughout the build project and, as is often the case, the attic was the starting point for a full home overhaul. Prudent programming meant that with the core dirty works completed the house could be retrospectively renovated from top down to bottom in a simple easy process. The rear dormer build on this house was challenging in that not only was the attic small but the landing space was so tight that bespoke stairs had to be hand made on site to enable Local Authority code was adhered to and the accommodation area could be configured in such a way as to achieve the clients' desired effect. Constraints to the rear elevation proved equally a difficult to over for plant access but LOFT overcame the hurdles. The client now visits their wonderful holiday home on regular short trips with the full family being able to reside comfortably in what has become a worthy investment property for them.

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Before the loft conversion of Victorian Mid Terrace in Rye, East Sussex
Rear of the property after LOFT had carried out the conversion work
A completed bedroom in the Victorian Mid Terrace loft conversion - Rye, East Sussex
bedroom during the build.
The new staircase leading to the converted loft space in the East Sussex cottage.
Completed upper landing in the loft conversion, prior to decorating.

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