As the name suggests, hip to gable loft conversions are common among properties with a hipped roof – this style of roof has no vertical walls and all sides slope down towards to the walls of the house. They are often seen on semi-detached houses built during the 1920’s – 1930’s and bungalows. Similar to Mansards and dormers, the overall aim with a hip to gable loft conversion is to increase head room, thus maximising the utility of surrounding space.
The benefits of a hip to gable loft conversion are as follows
- Like dormers, they do not require planning permission as they fall within the parameters of permitted development
- The extension element itself and the headroom it creates makes it easier to convert the surrounding space into a practical living space (i.e. more room to work with
- Easy to finish in a way that is in keeping with the overall aesthetic of your property
Although more complicated and more expensive to construct than dormer and mansard loft conversions, they still add serious value to your home as-well as more daylight, space and the potential for better views of the surrounding area.