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Your Complete Guide: Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

  • Posted by: Sebastian Grayson
Hip to Gable L-shaped Loft Extension in Brixton bedroom - Your Complete Guide: Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Hip-to-gable loft conversions are a very popular loft conversion option for semi-detached and detached homes. It can be an ideal way to maximise the space that you already have inside your property and enjoy a larger home without the need to build outwards or extend into your garden and lose outdoor space. Adding a hip-to-gable loft conversion could increase the value of your property by twenty percent and can be used to add a variety of different room types including bedrooms, bathrooms, games rooms, home offices, or storage solutions to your home. 

What is A Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversion?

A hip-to-gable loft conversion involves building up the sidewall to a gable design. In some cases, the side roof is removed from the sidewall to maximise the room’s internal head height. To have this type of loft conversion, the property needs to have a hipped roof, which is a roof with a sloping side and slopes at the front and back. The side slope is built up vertically from the bottom, which creates a gable end by extending the current ridge; it increases loft space significantly. 

Hip and Gable Roof – The Difference?

A hip roof is a roof where all of the roof sides slope downwards towards the walls, with the walls of the house sitting under the eaves on each side of the roof. This would be seen on a detached property. A gable roof refers to a roof where two of the sides slope downwards towards the walls, while the other two sides include walls extending from the bottom of the eaves to the ridge peak. 

Why You Should Choose a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Over Other Loft Conversion Types

The main aim of a hip-to-gable loft conversion is to increase the head height that is available within the loft space. One advantage of this loft conversion type is that you can have it done alongside other loft conversion types such as a dormer or mansard conversion to really maximise the space and turn your loft into a habitable living space. 

Benefits of a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

One of the main benefits of this loft conversion type is the additional space. You can add much more space to your property without making huge changes to the current structure. You can also save money compared to other options for optimising the space in your home since a hip-to-gable conversion follows a relatively simple construction process. And finally, it can add a huge amount of value to your property, especially if it is used for an in-demand type of room such as a master bedroom with ensuite, or frees up room in your property to create a desirable home office space. 

Costs Involved

How much you can expect to pay for a hip-to-gable loft conversion will depend on whether you want it done on its own or with a rear dormer or mansard. You can expect to pay around £45k-£60k for a hip to gable loft conversion with the addition of a dormer or mansard. On its own, the hip-to-gable conversion will set you back an average of £38k. 

Planning Permission

Planning permission is usually not required as long as you follow the requirements for permitted development. You should be able to get advice from a surveyor or building professional regarding this. You may need to get planning permission if you live in a conservation area or if your property is a listed building. 

If you are considering a loft conversion, get in touch today to discuss hip-to-gable loft conversion options for your home at SimplyEasy Refurbs.

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Author: Sebastian Grayson