Bungalow Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Bungalow Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Are you considering a bungalow hip to gable loft conversion.  This article describes one of our loft conversion projects step-by-step, using real architect drawings and images of job progress.

The Customers Existing Bungalow

Below are drawings of the customers original property.  It was a 3-bedroom detached bungalow, with a garage.  The height of the roof from inside the loft was approximately 3m, meaning great potential for loft conversion space.

Fig 1.  Existing Bungalow, from the outside

(Image taken from DSB Property Designs Ltd.  Architect Drawings)


Fig 2.  Existing Bungalow Design, from the inside

(Image taken from DSB Property Designs Ltd.  Architect Drawings)


Fig 3.  Bungalow front.  Before conversion


Fig 4.  Bungalow rear.  Before conversion


Fig 5.  Bungalow rear.  Before conversion


Fig 6.  Bungalow side.  Before conversion


Fig 7.  Bungalow side.  Before conversion


Fig 8.  Bungalow hallway.  Before conversion


Fig 9.  Bungalow hallway.  Before conversion


Fig 10.  Bungalow living room.  Before conversion


Final Loft Conversion Drawings

Below are some of the drawings supplied by the architect.  Please note that we have extracted certain drawings for you to see.  The new roof design consists of a gable end being built each side of the bungalow.  Then the roof slopes down from each side of the gables into a valley.  There are four valleys in total, their purpose is to direct the flow of water to the guttering.

Although a double dormer loft conversion would have provided more space, the customer favoured a hip to gable design.  This is because a bungalow hip to gable conversion looks more natural, instead of bulky dormers sticking out.

bungalow hip to gable loft conversion

Fig 11.  Bungalow hip to gable loft conversion plan

(Image taken from DSB Property Designs Ltd.  Architect Drawings)


Fig 12.  Bungalow hip to gable loft conversion plan.  Downstairs

(Image taken from DSB Property Designs Ltd.  Architect Drawings)


Fig 13.  Bungalow hip to gable loft conversion plan.  Upstairs

(Image taken from DSB Property Designs Ltd.  Architect Drawings)


ERECTING SCAFFOLDING

Fig 14.  Bungalow loft conversion scaffolding at front


Fig 15.  Bungalow loft conversion scaffolding at rear

CHECKING EXISTING FOUNDATIONS

Fig 16.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


Fig 17.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


Fig 18.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


Fig 19.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


REMOVAL OF EXISTING ROOF

Fig 20.  Removing tiles and felt from bungalow roof


Fig 21.  Removing bungalow roof timbers and insulation


Fig 22.  Old loft insulation being stored outside under yellow plastic sheet


REMOVAL OF DOWNSTAIRS WALLS

Fig 23.  Removal of wall, that was between living room and bedroom


Fig 24.  Before removal of wall, between hallway and bedroom


Fig 25.  Removal of wall, between hallway and bedroom


Fig 26.  Removal of wall, between hallway and bedroom


Fig 27.  Temporary ceiling supports in living room and hallway 


Fig 28.  Removal of chimney breast in front bedroom 


Fig 29.  Removal of chimney breast in front bedroom


Fig 30.  Removal of bathroom and tiles


Fig 31.  Removal of bathroom cupboard


Fig 32.  Removal of hallway coat cupboard and wall


INSTALLING CONCRETE PADS

Fig 33.  Installation of concrete pad in dining room.  External wall


Fig 34.  Installation of concrete pad in dining room.  External wall


Fig 35.  Installation of concrete pad in living room.  External wall


Fig 36.  Installation of concrete pad in kitchen.  External wall


Fig 37.  Installation of concrete pad in kitchen.  External wall


Fig 38.  Installation of concrete pad on external wall.  Top view


Fig 39.  Installation of concrete pad.  Internal wall


INSTALLING NEW JOISTS

Fig 40.  Delivery of wooden joists


Fig 41.  Installation of new stronger wooden joists, alongside older ones 


Fig 42.  Installation of new stronger wooden joists, alongside older ones


INSTALLING CEILING STEEL

Fig 43.  Installation of steel between internal walls


NEW DOWNSTAIRS WALLS

Fig 44.  Cleaning old bathroom area, ready for new plasterboard walls


Fig 45.  Installation of new plasterboard wall, for utility room


Fig 46.  Preparing to installation new plasterboard wall, for WC


Fig 47.  Installation of new plasterboard wall, for WC


Fig 48.  Installation of new plasterboard wall, between living room and stairs


Fig 49.  Cutout in ceiling for stairs


Fig 50.  Utility room from the inside


Fig 51.  Utility room from the inside.  New plasterboard wall on the left


Fig 52.  New plasterboard wall installed where old chimney breast was


ELECTRICS DOWNSTAIRS

Fig 53.  Installation of new electrical socket for TV/Audio.  Used to be opposite side


Fig 54.  Installation of new electrical socket for TV/Audio.  Used to be opposite side


Fig 55.  Wall where electrical socket for TV/Audio used to be


Fig 56.  Relocation of electrical meter and fuse box into utility room.  Used to be in hallway coat cupboard


Fig 57.  Relocation of electrical meter and fuse box into utility room.


PLASTERING DOWNSTAIRS

Fig 58.  Plastering of old bedroom, front of house


Fig 59.  Plastering of old bedroom, front of house


Fig 60.  Plastering of modified living room wall


Fig 61.  Living room wall.  Before removal of TV sockets


Fig 62.  Plastering of living room wall, where TV/Audio sockets used to be


STAIR INSTALLATION

Fig 63.  Installation of staircase


Fig 64.  Installation of staircase


Fig 65.  Installation of staircase.  Top view


INSTALLATION OF ROOF STEEL

Fig 66.  Delivery of roof steels


Fig 67.  Delivery of roof steels


Fig 68.  Installation of roof steels


Fig 69.  Installation of roof steels


Fig 70.  Installation of roof steels


Fig 71.  Installation of roof steels


Fig 72.  Installation of roof timber


Fig 73.  Installation of roof timber


Fig 74.  Installation of roof timber


Fig 75.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 76.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 77.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 78.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 79.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 80.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 81.  Installation of roof timbers


Fig 82.  Video.  Walking the ridge!


INSTALLING INTERNAL WALLS UPSTAIRS

Fig 83.  Building internal walls within loft space


Fig 84.  Building ceiling within loft space


Fig 85.  Building internal walls within loft space


Fig 86.  Building internal walls within loft space


ROOF FELT AND GABLE BOARDING

Fig 87.  Felting the roof


Fig 88.  Felting the roof, and fitting plywood to the outside


Fig 89.  Fitting plywood to the outside


PLUMBING UPSTAIRS

Fig 90.  Plumbing within the new loft space


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