Updated: Nov 25
A Hip to Gable loft conversion is very popular on semi-detached & detached properties with sloping roofs, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back. Lccl Construction Loft Conversions can deliver a stunning Hip to Gable loft conversion for you in just a few weeks.
What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
Hip to Gable dormer loft conversions are for properties with a sloping side roof, (hipped roof) which means that the side of your roof slopes inwards towards the ridge/chimney. A hip-to-gable style conversion would change the shape of the roof by extending the existing ridge and giving you a much larger loft area.
Benefits of hip to gable loft conversion
The primary advantage of a hip-to-gable conversion is the extra space that it creates. As a sloping ceiling is straightened out, this obviously adds extra headroom, and the opportunities for bigger furniture and a more adventurous floor layout are increased. Hip-to-gable work can also help to extend an existing loft conversion, adding a small office to a bedroom or a leisure area to relax within.
How to build a Hip to gable loft conversion step by step video guide?
At LCCL Construction we have created a video of the entire project showing how to build a loft conversion, here you can watch the project how it started durring and ending of the project with useful insights of the build and how to build a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion.
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Do hip to gable loft conversions require planning permission?
The major benefits of adding a hip to gable loft conversion is that they fall under permitted development rights. These rights do allow you to extend your house without the need of planning permission as long strict planning permission guidelines are followed. We do however recommend lawfulness certificates are obtained from planning meaning that you will hold an official document that your development is legal. Some hip to gable loft conversions may require full planning application.
For example, you will not qualify for permitted development if:
The height of your dormer exceeds that of the original roof.
You live in a listed building or conservation area.
Bats live inside your loft. As a protected species, you need a special license to disturb their home.
Your neighbours are affected by your dormer through overlooking or overshadowing.
Your dormer exceeds 40 meters on a terrace house, or 50 meters on a semi-detached house or detached house.
Your dormer features a balcony - but Juliet balconies are fine.
The materials used by your dormer are out of character with the rest of your house.
If your project does falls within the permitted development, it should be made sure that the application to planning is made for Lawful Development Certificate. This will eliminate any legal issues and also helps on future sales of the house.
Is my house suitable for a hip to gable loft conversion?
In general, any house that has a pitched roof and has enough head room, and is end terraced house, semi detached or detached can add hip to gable loft conversion can add hip to gable loft conversion.
Hip to gable loft conversions Building Regulations
Building regulations are the vital part of all loft conversions. All the loft conversions must be compliant with building regulation standards and every step of the construction of the loft conversion must be checked by Local Authority Building Control and signed off.
To be compliant with building regulations you will need to pass on each one of these categories:
Stairs and Stairs Design
these are just a few...
Above video is presentation of Hip to gable loft conversion before and after of a project that LCCL Construction design and build, you can find out more about this project on the following link from start to finish including approved designs by LCCL Construction https://www.lcclconstruction.co.uk/post/hip-to-gable-loft-conversion-underne-avenue-southgate-n14-design-and-build-by-lccl-construction
What is the cost of the loft conversion and house extension?
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More related types of loft conversions and everything you need to know about them:
Dormer loft conversion
The most popular and most talked about type of loft is "Dormer Loft Conversion". So what is a dormer loft conversion? is it right for your home?
Hip to gable loft conversion
A Hip to Gable loft conversion is very popular on semi-detached & detached properties with sloping roofs, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back.
Mansard loft conversion
A mansard loft conversion, named after the 17th-century French Architect Francois Mansard, is situated to the rear of the property. This type of conversion has a flat roof, with the back wall sloping inwards at an angle of 72 degrees.
L shaped loft conversion
An L shaped loft conversion is absolutely ideal for period properties with a back addition as you can also extend up the top of the back addition to get loads more space.