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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. It will go through step-by-step how we transformed the bungalow below, into a beautiful house.

before and after hip to gable bungalow loft conversion

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.

loft conversion technical drawing

Fig 1.  Existing Bungalow, from the outside

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


loft conversion plan drawing

Fig 2.  Existing Bungalow Design, from the inside

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


bungalow before loft conversion

Fig 3.  Bungalow front.  Before conversion


bungalow garden

Fig 4.  Bungalow rear.  Before conversion


bungalow rear garden

Fig 5.  Bungalow rear.  Before conversion


bungalow

Fig 6.  Bungalow side.  Before conversion


side of bungalow

Fig 7.  Bungalow side.  Before conversion


bungalow hallway

Fig 8.  Bungalow hallway.  Before conversion


bungalow hallway

Fig 9.  Bungalow hallway.  Before conversion


bungalow living room

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)


bungalow hip to gable loft conversion drawing

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

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


loft conversion upstairs plan

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

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


ERECTING SCAFFOLDING

bungalow conversion scaffholding

Fig 14.  Bungalow loft conversion scaffolding at front


bungalow scaff holding rear

Fig 15.  Bungalow loft conversion scaffolding at rear

CHECKING EXISTING FOUNDATIONS

loft conversion checking foundations

Fig 16.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


testing foundations

Fig 17.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


testing foundations of a loft conversion

Fig 18.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


dig foundations for a conversion

Fig 19.  Checking of existing foundation.  Front of house


REMOVAL OF EXISTING ROOF

timber structure for hip to gable

Fig 20.  Removing tiles and felt from bungalow roof


timber floor for loft conversion

Fig 21.  Removing bungalow roof timbers and insulation


bungalow loft conversion scaffholding

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


REMOVAL OF DOWNSTAIRS WALLS

loft conversion living room renovation

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


converting a bungalow

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


converting a bungalow living room

Fig 25.  Removal of wall, between hallway and bedroom


converting a bungalow living room

Fig 26.  Removal of wall, between hallway and bedroom


increasing size of living room

Fig 27.  Temporary ceiling supports in living room and hallway 


removing fireplace bricks

Fig 28.  Removal of chimney breast in front bedroom 


removing fireplace brick wall

Fig 29.  Removal of chimney breast in front bedroom


removal of bathroom

Fig 30.  Removal of bathroom and tiles


removal of bathroom

Fig 31.  Removal of bathroom cupboard


removing bathroom

Fig 32.  Removal of hallway coat cupboard and wall


INSTALLING CONCRETE PADS

loft conversion concrete pad installation

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


concrete pad for loft conversion

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


concrete pad installation

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


concrete pad installed on outside wall

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


installation of concrete pad in kitchen

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


top view of concrete pad for loft conversion steel structure

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


concrete pad for steel structure

Fig 39.  Installation of concrete pad.  Internal wall


INSTALLING NEW JOISTS

new joists for hip to gable conversion

Fig 40.  Delivery of wooden joists


loft conversion wooden joists

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


new stronger wooden joists

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


INSTALLING CEILING STEEL

installation of steel beam for support

Fig 43.  Installation of steel between internal walls


NEW DOWNSTAIRS WALLS

renovation of bungalow

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


renovation of bungalow

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


bungalow make over

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


bungalow downstairs toilet

Fig 47.  Installation of new plasterboard wall, for WC


hip to gable renovation

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


bungalow utility room

Fig 50.  Utility room from the inside


new utility room

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


plasterboard covering chimney breast

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


ELECTRICS DOWNSTAIRS

new electrical connections behind living room TV

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


new living room TV conncections

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


living room make over

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


relocation of fuse box consumer unit

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


consumer unit

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


PLASTERING DOWNSTAIRS

plastering of bedroom

Fig 58.  Plastering of old bedroom, front of house


plastering of bedroom walls

Fig 59.  Plastering of old bedroom, front of house


plastering of living room wall

Fig 60.  Plastering of modified living room wall


living room wall old TV sockets

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


removal of living room tv sockets

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


STAIR INSTALLATION

hip to gable loft conversion stair case installation

Fig 63.  Installation of staircase


hip to gable bungalow loft conversion staircase

Fig 64.  Installation of staircase


bungalow hip to gable loft conversion staircase top

Fig 65.  Installation of staircase.  Top view


INSTALLATION OF ROOF STEEL

steels for hip to gable loft conversion roof

Fig 66.  Delivery of roof steels


bungalow hip to gable loft conversion steels

Fig 67.  Delivery of roof steels


hip to gable roof construction

Fig 68.  Installation of roof steels


hip to gable to loft conversion steel structure

Fig 69.  Installation of roof steels


hip to gable loft conversion steel structure

Fig 70.  Installation of roof steels


bungalow hip to gable loft conversion steel structure

Fig 71.  Installation of roof steels


steel structure for hip to gable conversion

Fig 72.  Installation of roof timber


hip to gable loft conversion

Fig 73.  Installation of roof timber


hip to gable loft conversion

Fig 74.  Installation of roof timber


loft conversion hip to gable loft conversion

Fig 75.  Installation of roof timbers


hip to gable loft conversion wooden structure

Fig 76.  Installation of roof timbers


loft conversion wooden roof structure

Fig 77.  Installation of roof timbers


hip to gable roof conversion for bungalow

Fig 78.  Installation of roof timbers


bungalow hip to gable loft conversion timber and steel roof structure

Fig 79.  Installation of roof timbers


wooden structure hip to gable conversion

Fig 80.  Installation of roof timbers


hip to gable loft conversion

Fig 81.  Installation of roof timbers


hip to gable loft conversion progress video

Fig 82.  Video.  Walking the ridge!

Bungalow Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Roof


INSTALLING INTERNAL WALLS UPSTAIRS

Hip to gable loft conversion structure

Fig 83.  Building internal walls within loft space


Loft conversion roof structure

Fig 84.  Building ceiling within loft space


loft conversion internal roof structure

Fig 85.  Building internal walls within loft space


loft conversion internal wall

Fig 86.  Building internal walls within loft space


ROOF FELT AND GABLE BOARDING

felting the roof of the hip to gable

Fig 87.  Felting the roof


hip to gable plywood install

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


hip to gable loft conversion hallway

Fig 89.  Fitting plywood to the outside


ROOF TILES

hip to gable composite tiled roof

Fig 90.  Installation of composite roof tiles


hip to gable loft conversion composite roof tiles

Fig 91.  Installation of composite roof tiles, and Velux windows


bungalow conversion roof tiles

Fig 92.  Installation of composite roof tiles


PLUMBING UPSTAIRS

hip to gable hallways plumbing

Fig 93.  Plumbing within the new loft space


INSULATION

hip to gable room conversion

Fig 94.  Insulating bedroom 4 (See Fig 13 for plan)


hip to gable loft conversion insulation

Fig 95.  Insulating bedroom 2 (See Fig 13 for plan)


hip to gable loft conversion insulation

Fig 96.  Insulating the roof


INTERNAL WALLS UPSTAIRS

Master bedroom loft conversion

Fig 97.  Bedroom 4 (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.


loft conversion walk in wardrobe

Fig 98.  Bedroom 4 walk in closet (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.


loft conversion main bathroom

Fig 99.  Main bathroom (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.


main bathroom hip to gable conversion

Fig 100.  Bedroom 4 (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.


bedroom hip to gable loft conversion

Fig 101.  Bedroom 4 (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.

View of En suite and Walk in closet


hip to gable after insulation and boarding

Fig 102.  Bedroom 2 (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.


hip to gable velux roof window

Fig 103.  Bedroom 4 (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation and plaster boarding.


loft conversion en-suite

Fig 104.  Bedroom 4 (see Fig 13 for plan).  After insulation, plaster boarding and plaster finish.  


DECORATING

loft conversion living room renovation

Fig 105.  Living room.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan). 

hip to gable living room renovation

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hip to gable living room renovation finished

Fig 106.  Living room.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan).


loft conversion stairway finished

Fig 107.  Decorated stairs (see Fig 13 for plan)


hip to gable loft conversion finished bedroom

Fig 108.  Bedroom 2.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan)


hip to gable loft conversion bedroom

Fig 109.  Bedroom 2.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan)


hip to gable loft conversion main bathroom

Fig 110.  Main bathroom.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan)


hip to gable loft conversion main bathroom shower

Fig 111.  Main bathroom.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan)


loft conversion bedroom

Fig 112.  Bedroom 3.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan)


loft conversion bedroom fire escape velux

Fig 113.  Bedroom 3.  Decorated (see Fig 13 for plan)


RENDER & OUTSIDE FINISH

hip to gable loft conversion completed in grey render

Fig 114.  Completed Bungalow Hip to Gable Loft Conversion


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