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.
We provide hip to gable conversions in the city of Newcastle and surrounding areas such as Longbenton, Swalwell, Gateshead, Wallsend, Callerton, Ryton, Hebburn, Winlaton, Whickham, Washington, Jarrow, Forest Hall and other surrounding areas.
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.
Cost of a hip to gable loft conversion in Newcastle?
At Loft Conversion Newcastle, the most common loft conversion service that we provide our customers are hip to gable loft conversions. There are multiple reasons that hip to gables are increasingly popular within the city of Newcastle, such as the overall cost and the overall timescale to complete being significantly smaller than other alternatives. Many homes within Newcastle are also larger than the national average, meaning that there is more space to take advantage of within loft itself. This allows hip to gable loft conversion to be more suitable since you can maximise a large amount of space that already exists in the loft without having to extend outwards. Due to how cost-effective a hip to gable loft conversion is within the city of Newcastle, it can bring in a large return of investment for a relatively small amount of cost.
Since hip to gable loft conversions require the least amount of construction work compared to dormer and mansard loft conversions, the overall raw material and labour costs are significantly lower, making the overall project cheaper. The average hip to gable loft conversion within the city of Newcastle costs £19,000 to complete, while the general cost could range anywhere from £16,000 - £25,000 to complete. The cost can vary in total depending on the amount of additions that you would like included within the hip to gable loft conversion itself, and the number of fixtures that you may want us to install. The general cost is varied depending on the project specifications itself rather than additional raw material costs.
Loft Conversion Newcastle provides professional, efficient and cost-effective loft conversions in Newcastle and the surrounding areas in Newcastle such as Longbenton, Swalwell, Winlaton, Whickham, Gateshead, Wallsend, Callerton, Ryton, Hebburn, Washington, Jarrow, Forest Hall and others. We are the best Newcastle loft conversion company and we will continue to provide our services for many years to come!
How long does a hip to gable loft conversion take in Newcastle?
Hip to gable loft conversions within the city of Newcastle take the least amount of time compared to alternatives due to the lack of construction work that is required to complete construction. The average hip to gable loft conversion within the city of Newcastle takes 4 ½ weeks to complete, while hip to gable loft conversions could take anywhere from 3 – 6 weeks to complete. The general time it takes to complete depends entirely on the construction work that is required to complete the project, and any fixtures or additions that you would like to be installed within the conversion itself. If you are looking for a cost-effective loft conversion that takes a relatively fast amount of time compared to other loft conversion options, then contact Loft Conversion Newcastle today. We provide out services for home owners within the city of Newcastle and surrounding areas.
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 Longbenton, Swalwell, Winlaton, Whickham, Gateshead, Wallsend, Callerton, Ryton, Hebburn, Washington, Jarrow, Forest Hall and others, then give us a call now on 02843555010 or fill out the form on the top!