Hip-to-Gable loft conversions are suitable for any detached, semi-detached, or end-of terrace home with a hipped roof, where three sides slope equally downwards from the top. The loft space is constructed by turning one of the sides of the hip roof into a gable roof, creating a triangular-shaped, vertical end wall. The new gabled section of roof creates additional height and floor space for the new loft room.
Hip-to-gable conversions can be left as is or combined with a rear Dormer conversion – a roomy box-shaped extension with a flat roof – expanding your loft space even further.
Lots of homes across London have Hip-to-gable extensions and, providing they are carried out professionally, blend in exceptionally well.
At Absolute Lofts we take every care to ensure a Hip-to-gable conversion matches the appearance of your home. Alongside matching brickwork, masonry, and tiles to the existing, we maintain the proportions of the property. The goal is to create a beautiful aesthetic both inside and out, giving the impression as if your new loft conversion has always been there.
Typically, a Hip-to-gable loft conversion does not require planning permission as it falls under permitted development rules. However, if you live in a flat, maisonette, listed building or a London conservation area, then different regulations may apply.
We always recommend checking with your local authority to confirm planning policy requirements. Our experienced planners and architects will also advise and help you obtain any necessary planning approval, ensuring your build complies with planning and building regulations.
Even if you believe your loft conversion comes under permitted development rights, we recommend that you obtain a Lawful Development Certificate (LDC) from the local authority. This will provide evidence that your loft conversion meets required guidelines, giving peace of mind now and if you come to sell your property.
Generally, if your home has a hipped roof (one where all the sides slope downwards towards the walls from a central point or ridge) it is suitable for a Hip-to-gable loft conversion. This makes it a suitable addition for most London house types, including modern and period detached, semi-detached and end-of terrace homes. Hip-to-gable attic conversions are especially suited to 1920s and 1930s homes which are widespread across London.
The only home that isn’t structurally suitable for a Hip-to-gable is a mid-terrace property.
A free site visit from one of our expert loft planners will be able to confirm your home’s suitability right away.
The primary benefit of a Hip-to-gable conversion is the vast amount of space it creates. Replacing a sloping roof with a part horizontal one creates ample headroom, making the entire loft space habitable.
Unlocking more living space also adds significant value to your home. If you come to sell you will most certainly recoup the cost of the build and in the meantime have lots of extra space to play with. Find out how much a conversion is likely to increase your property price with our loft conversion ROI calculator.
Due to the involved nature of the build, which involves replacing one side of the sloping roof with a gable end wall, a Hip-to-gable loft conversion is slightly more expensive than a regular conversion, costing on average between £45,000 and £55,000.
However, creating additional living space is likely to increase your home’s value significantly should you come to sell.
A Hip-to-gable conversion also means you gain a substantial amount of extra space. Our conversion designs for clients include large, airy master bedrooms and en suites, children’s bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms, and home offices with an extra bedroom and bathroom.
A Hip-to-gable loft conversion can accommodate a variety of beautiful new living spaces.
If you’re lacking bedrooms downstairs a Hip-to-gable conversion will easily contain a spacious new loft bedroom and en suite. Other popular choices include a guest bedroom and bathroom or one or two children’s bedrooms.
The sloping roof and rooflights of a loft conversion are ideal for creating characterful children’s bedrooms. Bunkbeds, shelves and desks tuck in easily under eaves too.
With more of us working from home than ever, transforming attic space into a fully equipped home office is an ideal solution. As well as creating dedicated, private workspace, a Hip-to-gable often provides space for a new bedroom and bathroom too.
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