Hip to Gable Loft Conversions – A Guide

A hip to gable loft conversion is a very popular way to create extra room in a property. Before creating a loft extension on your home there is a number of factors you will need to look into. In this article, we take a look at what hip to gable loft conversions are, their limitations you might need to know and how to calculate the size of them.

What is a hip to gable loft conversion?

Many properties have a sloped regular side roof which usually means existing loft space is very small due to the angles of the slope. This is where a hip to gable loft conversion can increase your loft space for your own convenience.

A hip to gable loft conversion extends your property or one or both sloping sides called a “double hip to gable loft conversion” replacing the slope with a vertical wall called “the gable”.

Do I need planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion?

It is not normally required to get planning permission to create a normal hip to gable loft conversion. In 2008 new laws were brought in to allow homeowners to conduct a small amount of extension work to their property without getting permission.

Even though you can do a small amount of work on your property it is still worth double-checking with your council if you need permission for your hip to gable loft conversion. It would not be worth the risk of the extension being denied after being built. Create Room can help you apply at the council for this application.

Is a hip to gable loft conversion suitable for my property?

Whether your property is detached or semi-detached then this is the sort of loft conversion which would suit you, a hip to gable loft conversion is also suitable for bungalows.

Having this type of extension on a bungalow is most desirable, however, you should make sure it is suitable as a lot of structures cannot take the weight-bearing from a large extension which is the size of the main property.

Your property must have a hip-end roof which is not available on a terraced property and the original loft height must be there originally otherwise a hip to gable loft conversion will not be cost-effective.

Contact us now to find out more about having a hip to gable loft conversion.