Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

A hip to gable loft conversion involves developing the sloping ‘hipped side’ of your property into a new vertical gable wall. This consequently provides you with a much larger and more practical living area in your existing loft space and can be an effective and un-invasive way to add real value to your home.

Due to the physical changes to the roof structure a hip to gable loft conversion sometimes requires planning permission, but in most cases can be completed under permitted development. The average time to complete a hip to gable loft conversion is just 4 weeks if planning permission is not required.

The building of a gable will give you approximately 30% more space than just putting a dormer on the side. A hip to gable loft conversion is only viable if you are NOT living in a mid-terrace property. This is because to add a hip to gable loft conversion to your property it must have an existing “hip-end” roof structure. In other words, the side of your roof must slope inwards towards the roof ridge. This type of conversion may also be required to provide headroom for a new staircase in your property.

To find out more about time scales and costs please contact Cox Format. You will be advised on the best options for your home and your personal requirements, giving you plenty to consider and new ideas you may not have thought of. With over 30 years of experience you are assured of good quality service every time.