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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