Posts Tagged ‘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

What is a Dormer loft conversion?

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

Dormer loft conversions are a popular method of extending the property using the existing roof space.  In order to extend the space of your existing loft, something called a dormer window is installed.  Dormer windows extend outwards from your existing roof, essentially creating additional fully usable space.  All walls on the inside of this space will be above head height. → Read more

Why Have a Dormer Extension?

Are you considering a dormer loft conversion? This article tells you everything you need to know about these type of extensions.

In simple terms, a dormer extension is a type of loft conversion.  The best way to imagine this is a structure in the shape of a box coming out the side of your roof.  This method expands the usable space within your loft space so you can squeeze more rooms into it.

Requirements for Dormer Extensions Do Loft Conversion need Planning Permission?

Planning permission is only required when extending or altering the roof space, and it exceeds specified limits and conditions.  Your architect or building can help you decide what is required.

Do Loft Conversions need Building Regulation Approval?

Yes, all loft conversions require buildings regulation approval.  This also applies even you do not require planning permission.  When you start your extension a Building control surveyor will inspect your work at various stages.  Once approved they will issue you with a certificate on final inspection.

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