Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
One type of loft conversion that you can get from your home is the Hip to Gable loft conversion. They are probably the most popular type of loft conversion service currently, mostly because of the benefits that it brings. Hip to gable loft conversions are a great way to create extra space within your property without having to get an extension. As with all loft conversions, you must not commit to a specific type of conversion or even room before you had seen the different types that are available to you, so it is important you are aware of what a Hip to Gable loft conversion is and why it is helpful.
Why should I get a hip to gable conversion?
A hip to gable loft conversion is the most common conversion because of the shape and design of the average house. If you look at the side of your roof or home, you will see that there is almost a hip to the roof. The roof slides downward creating almost an arch where space could otherwise be, and it limits the overall space within the loft. The sides of your roof instead slope downward to meet with the wall on the side instead of your wall being straight from ground to roof.
That is why a hip to gable conversion would be useful. Instead of the slope going towards the slide and cutting off any potential space that would have been available, the hip to gable conversion instead connects that slope to the side of your wall, creating a flat surface from wall to roof. This will also effectively fill in where any space gap would be. The sloped wall now becomes flat, and this will provide you with added space for you to do what you would like with. Since many homes have slopes on the side of their roofs, you can instead double the hip to gable conversion to create more overall space.
One of the benefits to using a hip to gable loft conversion is that for the most part it is not necessary to apply for planning permissions. With the introduction of the permitted developments law, if you are the rightful homeowner you can have certain housing extensions and development work without needing to notify your local authorities or others. In the past, all home improvement and development work was required and planning permissions were often requested, but since they received too many that were automatically permitted it became an automatic law. I would say that it is always useful to contact your local authority to ensure little to no issue however.
Is your property suited to this conversion?
If you have a semi-detached or a detached property, then the hip to gable loft conversion is probably your best option. Especially if your homes roof is sloped on the sides. This will allow you to have both the most potential space but also reasonable dimensions for your loft itself. These types of loft conversions are also useful for bungalows as well due to the added living space. This is something that you should probably call a consultant on however, as often bungalows may not be able to house the added stress a loft conversion will bring.
Hip to gable loft conversions are always the most useful if your loft is oddly shaped and if the roof of your home itself is sloped, but you may be wondering what you can do with this type of loft conversion. Truthfully, whatever you would like to do with your loft conversion is up to you. We can construct and convert the loft into whatever you would like us to, and we can include any fittings and additions you would like us to as well.
If you have a home that is most suitable for a hip to gable loft conversion, then give us a call at Loft Conversion Newcastle, United Kingdom. We have experience with all types of loft conversions, and have become Newcastle’s premier loft conversion company. We service Newcastle, England and the surrounding areas such as Gateshead, Callerton, Wallsend, Washington, Winlaton, Whickham, Forest Hall and others, then give us a call now on 02843555010 or fill out the form on the top!