A hip to gable loft conversion is generally used for an end-of-terrace house where the sloping roof will be straightened out to create a vertical wall. This allows you to gain a spacious loft conversion that has good ceiling height, perfect for adding extra rooms to your home and maximising your space in this type of property. You generally won’t require planning permission, so we can get to work straight away.
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WHAT IS A HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION?
This type of loft conversion is built on the same principles as a dormer conversion, using the space you already have and extending it upwards to create more room. It will usually be very sympathetic to the building’s design as the side or rear section of a sloping roof will simply be removed and changed into a gable end. This gives you full-height headroom in this area, and it is also possible to link it with a flat roof dormer to maximise your space even further. You will have plenty of floor space in this type of conversion, perfect for creating multiple rooms or perhaps an en suite bedroom.
WHY MIGHT YOU CHOOSE A HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION?
These are some of the circumstances in which we would advise a hip to gable-style conversion
YOU LIVE IN AN END-OF-TERRACE PROPERTY This type of conversion isn’t generally suitable for terraced homes. It might also be suitable for bungalows.
YOU WANT A CONVERSION WITH GOOD CEILING HEIGHT Where the sloping roof is replaced with walls you will have plenty of headroom with higher ceilings.
YOU WANT AS MUCH ROOM AS POSSIBLE In this case, we might advise you to connect your hip to gable conversion with a dormer to create more space.
YOU WANT THE BUILDING WORK TO BLEND IN We will use matching roofing materials and the construction of the loft conversion will be aesthetically pleasing.
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HOW MUCH DOES A HIP TO GABLE
LOFT CONVERSION COST?
Summary: A hip to gable conversion works on similar principles to a dormer conversion, but it is generally used for an end-of-terrace property (or perhaps a bungalow or chalet). It is a sympathetic way to convert your loft space as it will blend in very well with the existing building and structure. The sloping roof is replaced with walls to give good headroom, allowing you to use the space in a variety of ways.
Cost: When complete, a hip to gable loft conversion will generally cost around £55,000-£60,000.
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You generally won’t require planning permission for this type of loft conversion, but it is always best to make sure the work you have in mind falls within your permitted development rights. As experts in planning – we have worked with and for local councils and planning authorities for many years – we can advise and reassure you. Ask us to create designs for you and our in-house architect will ensure your new loft conversion more than meets your expectations.
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Contact Highview Building Services if you would like to ask any questions and gain a better understanding of hip to gable loft conversions.