WHAT IS A HIP TO GABLE CONVERSION?
A hip to gable conversion is always popular for homes with a hip roof. A hipped roof slopes on all sides, whereas a gabled roof only slopes in the front and back. When converting your home from hip to gable, you add height vertically to one side of the slope and extend the existing ridge to create a new gable end. This increases your loft space immensely, often allowing for space for the new stairwell. This design is not suitable for mid-terraced homes that never have a hip end roof.
BENEFITS OF A HIP TO GABLE CONVERSION
Hip to gable loft conversions create a lot of living space because you’re extending the side-sloped roof. These conversions can also be combined with rear dormer and L-shaped loft conversions, which helps maximize your property’s potential.
EXTERIOR FINISH OPTIONS
When it comes to the exterior finish of a hip-to-gable conversion, you have several options. You can choose from tile hung, slate hung, rendered or cladded finishes. If you choose tile or slate for the façade of your new home, we’ll match your new tiles to your existing ones on site. If you prefer a rendered finish instead, our skilled plasterers can create lots of different render designs to match the existing one. If you decide on brick for the exterior, we’ll match that as well. This way, your hip-to-gable conversion will look like it was always part of the existing build.
WILL YOU NEED PLANNING PERMISSION?
If you want to convert your hip to gable, you need planning permission. If you have permitted development rights, however, you can build under a Certificate of Lawfulness. This certificate means that as long as you build within the council’s guidelines, you do not need to wait for the application to be approved before work commences.