Hip to Gable Loft Conversions
There are many types of loft conversions that you can get here at Manchester Loft Converters that are suitable for different needs. A mansard loft conversion is more suitable for those who wish to add a large amount of space in almost a roof extension, while a dormer loft conversion is more suited to those who would like a large amount of space for a single room. A hip to gable conversion however, is slightly different from the above. While you would receive an extension in sorts from a hip to gable conversion, the extension itself will mostly be confined to the space which you already have in your loft, not likely to extend outwards or any further. It is the perfect loft conversion for those who would just like to add a specific separate room within the confines of your roof you already have.
Why a Hip to Gable loft conversion?
A good reason to get a hip to gable loft conversion is the lack of planning permission required for the average hip to gable. With mansard loft conversions and many dormers, you would have to ask for planning permission since the Permitted Development law allows you to redevelop your loft conversion to a maximum limit. You would have to ask your local council or authorities to see if you are able to get a mansard or dormer conversion due to the size that you would need to extend your roof to, while hip to gable for the most part stays within the boundaries that are permitted. Some mansard or dormer conversions may be rejected, so it is always good to make sure, and if you are rejected for either of the two, a hip to gable is still possible for you.
Hip to gable conversions are a great way to add extra living space within your home without changing the design of your home largely. With most homes, the roof is slightly slanted at the hip, creating almost a slope-like figure on the sides. A hip to gable conversion will readjust that slope allowing your conversion to maximise most of its space and allowing the wall to meet downwards instead of slope. It will create a flat surface on the sides of your roof to ensure that you can maximise the space that you already have, and ensure you do not have to lift your roof or change the foundations. If you were to get a double hip to gable conversion, it would allow you to flatten the roof on all sides to ensure all slopes are eliminated and will allow you to maximize every bit of possible space.
Is a hip to gable conversion for me?
You should consider getting a hip to gable loft conversion if you have a semi-detached or detached property, and look for a mansard loft conversion if living in a terraced home. Since a detached or a semi-detached property are the only types that would have a slanted hip (not possible for a terraced property of course!), you should consider getting a hip to gable if you do not want to extend your loft space too much. A hip to gable conversion is also the most useful conversion if you have an oddly shaped roof, especially if the side of your roof is sloped. The other benefit of getting a hip to gable conversion is that we can work within the confines of your loft as it is. We can practically put in whatever you would like and design it to how you’d like. Although there are size restrictions, if the design or request that you have can realistically fit into the conversion, then we can construct and convert your loft while including any possible fixture, features or additions.
If you are looking for a hip to gable loft conversion in the Manchester, United Kingdom area or surrounding areas such as Swinton, Failsworth, Eccles, Droylsden, Trafford, Salford, Pendlebury, or others, then contact us now. We can work out some of the specifics with you and give you a free, non-obligatory quote today. Give us a call on 01614109870 or fill out the form on the top of the page!