Posts Tagged ‘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)

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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. → Read more