Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversions

If you are a homeowner who owns the “typical” detached or semi-detached property, and are looking to move because you need more room – then we have great news for you. We’ve got a cheaper and hassle free way to give you the extra room that you require – without needing to move!

Our solution is called a hip to gable loft conversion.

What Is It?

Depending on a number of factors, including size of the property, your unused loft may conceal the opportunity to produce plenty of extra living space. A loft conversion is an ingenious method to create the additional habitable rooms you may need, without having to move home.

If you own a semi-detached or detached property and would like to convert your loft space, the best option would be a hip to gable conversion. Using a hip to gable approach will maximise the floor area of the loft, and the headroom height within the new loft room.

Is It For You?

Most property owners wonder whether a loft conversion is the right solution to create extra room within their existing homes. If you are looking to increase the area of your home by 50% to 60%, unless you property is a bungalow, you may need to consider undertaking a two storey side/rear extension or a house move. See what planning is involved.

However, using a cleverly designed and properly executed hip to gable loft conversion, homeowners can easily:

  • Create room for an extra bedroom
  • Extend the roof to provide an extra guest suite
  • Make space within the existing home layout for a kids playroom
  • Build a study right into your current home
  • Expand the roof to make room for an additional bathroom

The objective of a hip to gable conversion is to allow the homeowner to create additional space in their empty loft, with minimal disruption to every-day life. Unlike a massive home expansion or renovation project, loft conversions are less costly, and much more efficient in terms of time, inconvenience and effort. Click here.

What’s involved?

Most semi-detached & detached properties normally have 3 or 4 sloping roofs. The diagonally sloping ceiling results in a small volume area and poor amount of headroom in the existing loft space. By removing the sloping side rafters of your roof and constructing a wall that fits vertically on the existing external walls of the property, and extending the roof rafters to the new gable wall, you will fully maximise the space available from your empty loft.

After the new roof has been converted from a hip roof to a gable end roof, a dormer can be installed to the rear of the property to ensure you get the most space from your loft.

We get in touch with Saffron Walden Roofing Contractors for this part of the job. As they have 20+ years of experience in the field of roofing, they are able to complete the roofing side of the conversion to the highest quality. They also have experience working on church roofs and listed buildings, making them one of the most advanced companies in Essex.

Mansard loft conversions can also be installed on a hip to gable conversion; they are more visually appealing, but are more expensive than dormer conversions. Additionally, as the facing wall on dormer is installed at a 70 degree angle, they also provide less space.