What is a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Are you thinking about increasing the size of your property? If so, then you may be wondering what is a Hip to Gable loft conversion is.

Hip to Gable loft conversions involve the construction of a gable wall, then a roof is created to fill in the gap.  Another way of putting it is to modify the sloping (hipped) part of the roof so that it is supported by a new vertical gable wall.    Usually this results in a dramatic change to the shape of the roof.  The new gable wall will be built either in studwork or masonry, usually with a render to match their existing walls.

Advantages of Hip to Gable Loft Conversions 

  • Hip to gables can look more attractive than dormer conversions.  This is because the new gable walls make the extension look more natural.
  • Hip to gable loft conversions can be combined with a rear dormer loft conversion.  This helps to maximum space all round.
  • A majority of properties are designed to have a sloped roof on one side or more.  However, this means that usable space is limited on the sloped side.  The hip to gable technique modifies the slopped part of a roof, therefore increasing the space within the roof space.

Disadvantages of Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

  • These types of conversions are not suitable for mid-terraced houses.  This is because they do not have a hip end roof.
  • They are more expensive than dormer conversions.


Drawing above is Before Conversion

Drawing above is After Conversion

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Posted on 19th December 2017 at 8:15 pm

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