Hip to gable loft conversion
What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
The majority of semi-detached or detached properties have a hipped roof with sloping sides. This hipped roof leaves you with an existing loft space that is usually limited. A hip to gable loft conversion is an ideal solution in this instance. The Chelmsford City Loft Conversions building team will extend your roof on the sloping side, replacing the sloping roof with a vertical wall (known as a gable) at the end, to the same height as the very top of your roof. You now a useable internal void where the slopes used to be. To truly maximise your loft space, we can also add a rear dormer to the build.
Does a hip to gable Loft Conversion in Essex and the South East require planning permission?
It is not usually necessary to get planning permission for a typical hip to gable loft build as this falls under ‘permitted developments’ allowed by homeowners. Although, we always advise that you contact your local authority to check their planning policy requirements. This is especially important if other extensions or improvements have already been added to your property. Our friendly team at Chelmsford City Loft Conversions will guide you through the whole planning process, and also ensure all the work adheres to building regulations. Further information about permitted development and other regulations, please click here.
How much will a hip to gable loft conversion cost?
The specific cost of a hip to gable loft project will depend on your particular wants and needs. However, as a guide, our hip-to-gable conversions in Chelmsford and Essex will usually cost, on average, between £32,000 to £50,000. This typical cost covers the loft conversion build to a plastered finish with all heating, plumbing, and electrics included — internal fixtures and fittings such as a bathroom suite or flooring will add additional fees to this price.
Because every one of our hip to gable loft conversions is individual to every project that we build, the best way of knowing what your loft will cost is to get your free quote today.