Maldon Roofing – Hip-to-Gable Loft Conversions
Hip-to-gable loft conversions are a popular type of conversion that involves extending the roof on the side of the property, typically where the roof slopes down (known as the ‘hip’). This allows for more space to be created inside the loft area, making it a popular choice for those looking to add an extra room or increase the size of an existing room. Here are some key points to know about hip-to-gable loft conversions:
- A hip-to-gable loft conversion is typically suitable for properties with a hipped roof, where the roof slopes down on one or more sides of the property. It is not usually recommended for properties with a flat roof or a pitched roof with a gable end.
- The conversion involves removing the existing hip section of the roof and replacing it with a vertical wall (known as the gable). This creates more headroom and floor space inside the loft area.
- Depending on the size and configuration of the property, a hip-to-gable loft conversion can typically create an extra room or two, such as a bedroom, office or a playroom.
- Planning permission is not usually required for a hip-to-gable loft conversion, as it falls under permitted development rights. However, it is important to check with your local council to ensure you comply with any regulations or restrictions.
- A hip-to-gable loft conversion can add value to your property, typically increasing its value by around 20%.
- The cost of a hip-to-gable loft conversion varies depending on factors such as the size and complexity of the conversion, the materials used and the location of the property. However, as a rough guide, prices can start from around £30,000.