Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

All types of loft conversions have their benefits and hip to gable loft conversions are no exception to the rule. Over the last few years we have seen an increase in the number of people building a loft conversion of this type. A hip to gable loft conversion can be a great way of converting a loft space into a functional loft room.

How do they work?

As many properties have what are known as hipped (sloping) roofs this can limit the space you have in an attic room or loft room. Until the hip to gable loft conversions were introduced it was difficult to convert a loft without making an investment into extending the property, which no longer is a requirement.

We extend the line of a hipped roof to make a gable end roof, which basically means we replace the sloping roof at the side with a vertical wall, which dramatically opens up the space you have available. If you are lucky enough to have two sloping sides then you can potentially create two gables (vertical walls) at the sides, which will create extra space.

If you then incorporate a rear dormer as part of the project you will find that your property has gained a huge amount of living space, which you can then do with as you please.

If you are interested in changing an old attic room and are ready to explore the loft conversion process as well as the time and money involved in loft construction then the team in Ealing at 4C’s will be more than happy to help you make the right decisions.

Do I need Planning Permission?

In most cases the answer is no because they are completed without the need for making a planning application. However, this is generally on the basis that the work carried out falls under a scheme known as permitted development (PD).

Before you start any work and make unnecessary investments, it is advisable to speak to the local authorities just to get clarification as to the types of permission or approval you may require (e.g. Building Regulations Approval).

If you have questions regarding hip to gable loft conversions, please call our London based team in Ealing on 0208 997 8321 or 0208 567 9321. Alternatively you can get in touch with us via email on london.ealing@conversions-and-extensions.co.uk.

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