What is it?
A hip to gable loft conversion essentially involves building out the existing ‘Hip roof’ to convert it to a ‘Gable end’, creating substantially more ‘living’ space in your loft area.
It is then common to build out a dormer on the rear facing pitch, converting what was originally quite a small loft area into a large ‘living’ space.
The affect of combining a hip to gable with a dormer conversion, when done correctly is quite literally like adding a whole new floor to your home. What you decide to do with the inside space is up to you, but with your new found space you are only limited by your imagination!
A Hip to Gable usually includes
|Installation of new structural steel beams
|Installation of a new ridge
|Extending the current pitch to form a gable end
|Laying of new floor joists to meet modern regulation standards
|Laying of a new floor
|The custom creation and installing of a new flight of stairs
|Installing velux windows in pitched roof
|Extension of current central heating system to the loft space
|Insulating & plasterboarding throughout, a plaster finish and 2nd fix carpentry
Additionally you could include
|A dormer (create a larger loft)
|Eaves storage space
|An en-suite bath or shower room
|Partition walls to create more than one room
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