Bungalow Loft Conversion |

Hove, Sussex

“Darryl took over after we had been badly let down by another architect. He showed us exactly how a professional job should be done. His work was effective, accurate and to a very high standard. As a result we got the planning permission we applied for quite quickly. We would definitely use his services again and recommend him without hesitation.” – Client

The Brief


Our client required an expansion of their family home by utilising the available roof space to create additional living space. The goal was to maximise the use of the roof area, while maintaining the structural integrity of the house. The design needed to be innovative, functional and aesthetically pleasing, creating a comfortable and spacious living area for the family. The project was to be completed efficiently and within budget, while ensuring that the client was consulted throughout the process. The aim was to create a home to meet the specific needs and preferences of the family, providing them with the extra space they require to live comfortably.


During the project, we encountered challenges such as the need to limit the loft conversion to under 50m3 to apply for a Certificate of Lawfulness instead of a full planning application. We also faced the task of enhancing the aesthetics of the rear elevation at roof level to improve the overall appearance of the house while ensuring an open vista to the rear garden. Balancing these design requirements with the client’s needs and budget proved to be a challenge, but with careful planning and execution, we were able to deliver a high-quality and functional living space that met all of their requirements.

Key Requests

Our client requested that we provide them with three spacious bedrooms that meet their specific needs and preferences. To achieve this, we extended the loft and included an en-suite to create a functional and comfortable living space. At the same time, we needed to ensure that we retained the essential storage space needed for day-to-day living. With our expertise in Architectural Design and construction, confidently delivered a high-quality solution that mets all of these requirements while providing the client with the extra space they needed to live comfortably.

The Outcome

A gable end to the rear in aluminium glazing gives this loft conversion a contemporary twist. An open tread staircase allows light to cascade down into the lounge.

Key Features

  • Triangular glazed window arrangement to the
  • Light and spacious
  • Generous storage