A hip to gable loft conversion is a popular option for many semi-detached or detached properties with a hipped roof, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back.
What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
The work will essentially extend the side roof area so that the hipped roof which formerly sloped inwards becomes a vertical wall (turning it into a gable roof), creating extra usable space inside the loft.
Due to the nature of this type of loft conversion, it isn’t suitable for mid-terraced houses, as they don’t have a hip end roof, but it could be appropriate for some end-terraced properties, in addition to many bungalows and chalets.
Hip to gable loft conversions can also be combined with a rear dormer loft conversion for maximum space all round.
Will I need planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion in London?
It is not usually necessary to get planning permission for a typical London area hip to gable loft conversion as this falls under ‘permitted developments’ allowed by homeowners. However, we always recommend that you contact your local authority to check their planning policy requirements, especially if other extensions or improvements have already been added to your property by you or a previous owner.
The completed loft conversion will require building regulations approval once completed. Read our FAQs for more information about the process and requirements related to London loft conversions with Simply Loft.
How much will a hip to gable loft conversion cost?
The average cost of a hip to gable loft conversion in London and the surrounding areas starts at around £36k but the actual cost of this type of work will vary depending on the size of the roof, complexity of design and fixtures/fittings. In order to provide an accurate quote, Simply Loft will send one of their experienced surveyors to the property and your requirements will be discussed in full to ensure the best solution is found.
If you would like to enquire about a quote, please call the team on 0800 917 7571 or contact us to arrange a visit.