Hip To Loft Conversion-Everything You Need To Know
We understand how complicated building work is. We also know how construction work can interrupt your life, even if it’s for a short period of time. This is why we work hard to ensure you have a pain-free and hassle-free experience with us.
Our company also knows how important it is to be flexible because once projects are underway, there may be changes that need to be made. If this happens during your project, then we’ll let you know what we will do to tackle those changes. Also, if at any point throughout the project, you have questions for us, feel free to ask us., and if possible we will implement them.
We Provide Hip To Gable Loft Conversion Services
This type of conversion is perfect for those who have a semi-detached home or a detached home that has a hop roof, which has slopes in the front/back of the property, as well as a sloped side. What happens when a hip-to-gable is built is the side slope will be built up vertically, and then the existing ridge will be extended. As a result, a gable end will be created.
Once completed, you’ll have more loft space. In many cases, you’ll be able to install a new stairwell, if that’s what you wanted to do. However, it’s worth noting that mid-terraced homes don’t have hip-end roofs, which means hip-to-gable is not a good option for them.
Hip To Gable Loft Conversions: The Benefits
The main benefit is increasing the size of your living space. Not only that but these types of conversions can be combined with L-shaped loft conversions or rear dormer conversions. In turn, you’ll be able to maximise the potential of your home.
Exterior Finishing: There Are Several Options
There are several exterior finishing options available with hip-to-gable conversions.Cladded, hung, rendered, and slate hung are the most popular. If our clients choose slate or tile, then they’ll want to choose it on-site because this makes it easier to ensure it will match the existing roof’s appearance.
If you want to have a rendered surface, then we can provide you with many options. If you’re interested in a brick finish, then we can work with you on this. For any other finishes, we will do our best to match them with your existing design. All you have to do is let us know what finish interests you the most or you can ask us what we recommend, and we’ll be more than happy to tell you what finish you should go with.
Is Planning Permission Required
You don’t need permission if the home has permitted development rights, but only if you follow the council’s guidelines. This is great news because you won’t have to fill out applications or wait for the approval. We can get to work much quicker, which means your project will be completed sooner rather than later.
However, you will need permission if your property doesn’t have those rights. We won’t be able to start work until your application is approved. Generally speaking, the approval process can take around two months, but in some cases, it might be sooner.
Don’t worry because we’re here to help you. We will guide you through the process and will make sure the relevant applications are submitted. Once approved, we’ll begin work on your project.