Hip To A Gable Loft Conversion: All You Need To Know

Hip To A Gable Loft Conversion: All You Need To Know

Loft conversions are a very modern means to create additional space. But before committing to extending your house with this sort of loft conversion, there is a number. Here, we have a peek at what hip to gable loft conversions are, any limitations or limitations you may need to consider. Besides, we suggest how to calculate the loft conversion project.

Loft conversions are a very modern means to create additional space. But before committing to extending your house with this sort of loft conversion, there is a number. Here, we have a peek at what hip to gable loft conversions are, any limitations or limitations you may need to consider. Besides, we suggest how to calculate the loft conversion project.

What's a hip to a gable loft conversion?

Most properties have a routine, 'hipped' roof with a sloping side. This means loft space is limited, which makes it hard to make a dormer conversion without stretching your property. And in this situation hip to gable loft extensions come in.

This sort of loft conversion expands your property on the sloping side, effectively replacing the sloping roof with a vertical wall (the gable) in the end to the same elevation as the ridge, and filling space in between. Space can be used, but it is large enough for an office, play area or lounge space for whatever purpose you want.

You replace them both with walls. If your house has two sides, it is going to be a hip to gable loft conversion and will give you extra space.

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

From 2008, it's not required to get consent to make a hip to gable loft extension. In 2008 a new legislation was brought in. It allows homeowners in the UK to run a small quantity of development or expansion work (called 'permitted developments') for their property without notifying their Local Authority.

However, it is always worth contacting your Local Authority and building control to assess what its planning policy dictates and how that will impact your planned expansion. Some councils haven't yet accepted the legislation about loft conversion in London.

You may also realize that you need planning permission for those who have completed a variety of permitted developments. They may be a former extension or a conservatory, in your premises already, or if the conservation area is large. (To work out how large your conversion will be, have a look at our hip to gable volume calculator farther down the page.)

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

Your house is detached or semi-detached and contains a roof if this type of loft conversion is a viable solution for you. They are acceptable for chalets and bungalows.

This kind of loft conversion to bungalow owners' is evident. However, extra care must be taken when determining whether to expand a single storey building this manner, as occasionally the structure won't be able to manage the additional strain a conversion will place on it.

Since your house is a mid-terrace, there is no possibility for a hip to gable. Though, a loft extension of this sort could be viable if your property is an end-terrace.

Whatever style your house is, the roof space must be of the joists of the ceiling and head height between the ridge below to permit the creation of living space that is adequate. If the height isn't in the first place a hip to gable loft conversion won't be viable or cost-effective.

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You will need to work out the quantity of your hip to gable extension:

A -- The thickness of the main roof (i.e. the length from the front wall of the building to the rear wall of this building)

B -- The height of the main roof

C -- The distance from the ridge to the eaves from the strategy

You will need to execute three calculations to work out the quantity when you've got these measurements:

The quantity of triangular prism:

= Area of triangle x span

= AxB/2 x (Cx2)

The pyramid's volume:

= Base area x 1/3 height

= (Ax(Cx2)) x 1/3B

The hip to gable segment's Amount:

= Prism x pyramid /2

How long does it take

It depends upon this project's scale and the group working on its size. We highly recommend expecting a five or six-week timescale (depending on the extra options you would like to have such as en suite).

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Red Builders and our project managers will be delighted to offer any information regarding dormer loft conversions.

When you have any questions regarding loft conversions and building regulations, Red Builders will be able to advise to improve your experience.