A hip to gable loft conversion is a popular option for many semi-detached or detached properties with a hipped roof, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back. Here, we explain what a hip to gable loft conversion is, how Simply Loft can deliver a stunning hip to gable loft conversion for you and the cost and ideas for a hip to gable conversion.
What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
The work will essentially extend the side roof area so that the hipped roof which formerly sloped inwards becomes a vertical wall (turning it into a gable roof), creating extra usable space inside the loft.
Due to the nature of this type of loft conversion, it isn’t suitable for mid-terraced houses, as they don’t have a hip end roof, but it could be appropriate for some end-terraced properties, in addition to many bungalows and chalets.
Hip to gable loft conversions can also be combined with a rear dormer loft conversion for maximum space all round.
Will I need planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion in London?
It is not usually necessary to get planning permission for a typical London area hip to gable loft conversion as this falls under ‘permitted developments’ allowed by homeowners. However, we always recommend that you contact your local authority to check their planning policy requirements, especially if other extensions or improvements have already been added to your property by you or a previous owner.
The completed loft conversion will require building regulations approval once completed. Read our FAQs for more information about the process and requirements related to London loft conversions with Simply Loft.
Hip to gable loft conversion ideas
There are many ways to accessories this kind of loft conversion and we have countless of hip to gable loft conversion ideas in our portfolio of work. Our hip to gable conversion ideas include the shape of this loft conversion, the structure of roof and modern space expanding techniques that will make the most of your hip to gable loft conversion. Feel free to contact us to learn more about your possible hip to gable loft conversion ideas, even if you’re not looking for a quote.
How much will a hip to gable loft conversion cost?
The average cost of a hip to gable loft conversion in London and the surrounding areas starts at around £36k but the actual hip to gable loft conversion cost of this type of work will vary depending on the size of the roof, complexity of design and fixtures/fittings. In order to provide an accurate hip to gable loft conversion price quote, Simply Loft will send one of their experienced surveyors to the property and your requirements will be discussed in full to ensure the best solution is found.
If you would like to enquire about a hip to gable loft conversion quote, please call the team on 0800 917 7571 or contact us to arrange a visit.