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Collier Homes Ltd is a well established, trustworthy, reliable and professional business with many years experience in the trade. We are a family run business specialising in both commercial and residential services.

Based in Seaford, East Sussex , we cover all of Sussex and surrounding areas.

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Reviews (6)

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A
22 September 2019

Ben & his team are just fantastic. We had a downstairs extension completed by them & what an amazing job they done. They were on time every morning & always cleaned up at the end of each day. Very polite, helpful & happy team of builders. Would definitely use them again & highly recommend them to family & friends. More...

A
14 July 2019

Used this company on more than one occasion for major construction works and smaller odd jobs, We are always very happy with the end results. Attention paid to detail and finishing. More...

S
14 July 2019

Very professional. On time. Cleaned up after each days work. Would highly recommend.

G
14 July 2019

CollierHomes Ltd completed a full refurbishment of our house. The refurbishment included 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms with 2 ensuites, living room, a loft and a kitchen. Everything from lighting and plumbing to flooring and walls was replaced. I am really satisfied with the end result. My family cannot be more pleased. Builders were there right on time every morning and were very easy to work with." More...

C
14 July 2019

Extension above a double garage and part of the kitchen. The result was 3 good size rooms, a complete bathroom with bath tub toilet and an WC for visitors. The work was started on time and very swift, with a great deal of attention to detail. I found Ben and his team very reliable and like true professionals, they took time not to only answer my questions but explain to me with brief but concise explanations what they were doing. Kept me in the know and built my confidence in the work they did, which turned out brilliant. Well done!! More...

J
12 July 2019

I had a loft conversation completed by Collier Homes Ltd. They are hard working team, who were all very approachable and worked in a professional manner. I would be more then willing to recommend this company to others and I would use them again if I have any further work carried out on my properly. More...

Q&A

If your looking for a speedy and affordable way to add living space to your home, this is one of the ways to do it. Now if your thinking "can I do this" then consider the following elements before you make an evaluation. Make sure you know all legal issues involved including:
- Restrictive clauses
- Planning permission
- Building regulations

Other potential issues could be:
- Do I live in a listed building
- Would your drainage be affected
- What insulation would you need

What kind of garage do you own and is it suitable for conversion?

- Single garage - A single garage will add around 150 square feet of floor space to your home.
- Double garage - You may either convert the whole area, or just the nearest side to your house. If you convert it all, you can expect to add around 300 square feet of floor space to your home.
- Tandem garage - As before, converting only the back will leave you with the best of both worlds.
- Standalone garage - Careful, as you may need to make an application for permission to change its use.

Step 1

Remove the garage door, unless you plan on making a three-season room to include sliding screen or glass door. Build a wall that closes in the garage-door opening, incorporating a window if it is part of your design plan.

Step 2

Insulate the walls, since most garages are kept cool and have none. Either add insulation in sheets and cover it with drywall, or have it blown into the walls and then cover them. Use a mask if you are installing your own insulation sheets. Consider hiring a professional if you plan to use blown-in installation.


Step 3

Add a closet, or if it is part of your plan, a bathroom at this stage of the renovation. Install lighting that matches the rest of the house. Determine if the garage can be connected to the main heating source of the house. If not, install an alternate heating source. Ensure that the door connecting the entry from the garage to the rest of the house is inviting.

Step 4

Paint the inside of the room. Next, either install carpet over the concrete floor or create a new floor of laminate or tile. Decorate the new room with your theme and add furnishings.

Is there enough height?
The first step in assessing a loft’s potential is to check how much headroom is available. This should be measured from the top of the floor joists to the underside of the ridge beam.

A comfortable threshold is at least 2.4m. You may be able to get away with just 2.2m in some cases but the finished floor and ceiling will eat into this, leaving you with around 1.9m or 2m on completion, which could feel claustrophobic. See the box on page 86 for advice on how to increase height.

The main limiting factor is the building regs related to staircases. These are slightly relaxed for lofts but still require a minimum of 1.9m headroom at the centre of the flight, and 1.8m at the edges (to account for sloping roofs).
What’s the roof pitch like?
As a rule, the steeper the pitch the easier conversion will be, as there will be more usable space available. According to Velux, if your roof has a 35° gradient, you’ll need an 8.5m span to complete a rooflight conversion; as opposed to just 6.5m for a 45° pitch. Switching to a large dormer or other extension changes these parameters, but bear in mind that you won’t be able to raise this above the existing ridge height without securing full planning consent.

Do you have a cut roof or trusses?
Most roofs built before the 1960s were cut on site and assembled using thick rafters, joists and purlins – with minimal battening to get in the way of the main void. Assuming there’s enough head height and a decent pitch, these traditional cut roofs are often relatively easy to convert.

Stage 1
Scaffolding is erected to provide independent access to the loft.



Stage 2
Structural beams are installed into party walls to form independent timber floor support and front roof elevation with dwarf wall.


Stage 3
Create Dormer structure and install Velux windows.


Stage 4
Complete roof tiling to both new dormer and front roof elevation.


Stage 5
Build interior partician, doorways and ceilings.


Stage 6
Install double glazed windows. Floor and wall insulation.


Stage 7
Create new access staircase between loft conversion and first floor.


Stage 8
Then plasterboard throughout and finally finish with a plaster skim.

Established in 2014 as a sole trader and Recently the business has grown.
I have now taken the company to the next step of turning it in to a limited company. CollierHomes Ltd

warranties cover material and workmanship for two years, After completion and coverage that lasts as long as 10 years on major structural elements. Such as Loft conversions & extensions.

1.) You get to build the stuff people depend on

How many professionals in other industries can point at the brand-new hospital in town and say, “I helped build that”? Whether it’s a road, a home, a sewage system or a school, the things you build matter to the people in your community.

2.) A strong construction industry equals a strong economy

The U.K.economy’s strength is tightly linked to the construction industry. Construction projects provide jobs, inject both funds and new life into a community, and create the infrastructure critical to keeping the country moving forward.

3.) It’s all up to you – your skills make it happen

As you work your way up through the ranks, you’ll find new ways to use both your mind and your hands to get the job done. For those who are relatively new to the field, pay attention to the guys who have been in construction for decades. They know their stuff because they’ve been working hard, observing and learning all along the way.

4.) You get to see immediate results from your work

At the end of every day at work, you’ll be able to see the progress you and your team have made. Watching that progress turn into a completed project, day by day, is one of the most rewarding parts of a construction job. (yeah, we know – there’s days where it seems like nothing gets done, but let’s focus on the good stuff here).

5.) Every day is something new

Forget the boring 9 to 5 cubicle jobs — every construction site brings new, interesting challenges. You’ll also get to change things up with each new project, and avoid job stagnation that leads to burnout.

6.) You get to collaborate with a team

Collaborating with your team to overcome obstacles and fix problems on the jobsite is another way you’ll put your skills to use. Strong networks are formed on construction projects because everyone on the team depends on everyone else to get the job done. Yeah, some of the people you have to work with will drive you nuts, but at the end of the day you get the job done together.

7.) All these benefits and you get paid too

Whether your passion is carpentry, engineering, or IT, there’s a place for you in construction.

Flexibility. Work your own hours.
More spare time (eventually). Spend more time with your family and friends. ...
Call the shots. Nobody else is going to set the rules. ...
Set your own deadlines. ...
Create your own environment. ...
Pursue your passion. ...
Create something from scratch

Our builders have a reputation for delivering projects that are on time and on budget, and our track record of success continues to grow with more and more satisfied customers every day. We take pride in working with every one of our clients to create exciting, liveable spaces that look attractive and add value.