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Hipped roofs are most commonly found in semi-detached houses and bungalows. There are also examples of large detached properties boasting a hipped roof, but this is less common.

The structure of the hipped roof was an efficient design used by housebuilders after the second world war. Typical A-frame roofs will have a flat ridge line to a gable end, which uses more materials and was just wasted space. Fortunately, the construction of a hip roof lends itself well to a loft conversion.

A hip-to-gable loft conversion will extend your ridge up to a newly built gable. At this stage, your roof structure will look like an A-frame. It is possible to incorporate a dormer into the structure. Hip-to-gable loft conversions offer a lot of benefits, but the scheme of work is relatively intense.

This is because the old roof and structure needs to be cleared so that rafters will need to be reinforced and there is also likely to be a steel ridge beam. The calculations for a hip-to-dormer loft conversion should be done by a qualified structural engineer.

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How Much Will A Hip To Gable Loft Conversion Cost?

As with any loft conversion, there is no hard and fast rule for calculating the costs of a project. There are so many aspects that can affect a design, and the work that needs to be done to convert a loft. The cost of a conversion of this nature can start from £40,000, but can be anywhere above that figure depending on your requirements. As mentioned, there are specialist materials and skills required to convert a roof structure. Everything needs to be done by professionals to ensure it passes building control. Be wary of quotes that seem too good to be true and always choose an experienced company.

The main thing to consider is the cost of materials and labour, as these will be greater for a hip-to-gable loft conversion than they would be if your property already has an A-frame roof. As mentioned, there are specialist materials and skills required to convert a roof structure. Everything needs to be done by professionals to ensure it passes building control. 

What Permissions Are Needed For A Hip To Gable Loft Conversion 

Hip-to-gable loft conversions are a great option because can create a great deal of additional usable space, especially if the design is done by a professional company like Clapham Construction. However, there are many considerations to be made when it comes to a hip-to-gable loft conversion. 

You will need to make sure you have all of the permissions and agreements in place. For example, it is necessary to have enough headroom in the loft space and there also needs to be an area on the floor below that can accommodate a staircase.  You will also need to engage a qualified structural engineer and ensure that all works comply with building regulations. 

If you would like to book a consultation we can provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation.

Hip To Gable Loft Conversion Interiors

What sort of finish would you like in your new loft conversion? A hip-to-gable can add a lot of extra space, which will mean greater fixtures and finishing costs because there is simply more space to fill. Furthermore, if you are adding an upstairs or en suite bathroom then you will also need to include the cost of bathroom suites and plumbing into the build cost too.

Of course, all of this can be taken care of by a professional company like Clapham Construction. However, you will also want to furnish the space once the builders have left. Talking through your ideas and plans with a professional will give you inspiration and help get the most out of your new space once it is finished. 

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Testimonials

Nicholas Carpenter
Nicholas Carpenter
12/04/2023
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Clapham Construction have done a great job on our loft conversion and we are very pleased with how smoothly the project went, and the brilliant loft space that we now have. Paul - thank you especially for guiding us through all the stages before and during the build. Their workmen were hard working from start to finish, efficient, and obviously very skilled. They were also polite, helpful and really tidy. We had great communication by email with their office, and with Paul in person and on the WhatsApp group - thank you. Our family in USA are now looking forward to staying with us in comfort this summer and beyond!
Bianca Hamilton
Bianca Hamilton
16/03/2023
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Paul, Dangis and the team are simply top notch. They did such a high-quality job on a tight timeframe and communicated so well throughout. They were a pleasure to work with, handled all elements of the build from start to finish and kept disruption as minimal as they could. Couldn’t recommend them more highly if I tried.
Mindy Lee
Mindy Lee
29/01/2023
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Thank you Clapham Construction! Your team were friendly, efficient, and highly motivated. The project ran to schedule with effective overlapping of tasks to allow for minimum disruption. Paul kept us actively involved at each stage of the process, so we always knew what was happening when, which was really reassuring. If we ever had a question, he would talk it through with us in person and offer advice without any pressure or expectation. The work is completed to an excellent standard. All the construction workers where kind, considerate, friendly, polite and kept our house as clean and tidy as possible. This took so much of the stress out of living on site during the works with a young son. Even the neighbours commented on how polite and considerate the builders had been. We would highly recommend this team for anyone thinking of undertaking a loft conversion in the future.
Shayan Bokhari
Shayan Bokhari
29/12/2022
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Paul, Dangis and their team were excellent given we had some obstacles with the council on design, they accommodated what we required. The work was very professional and communication was on point. We are very happy with our end result and any teething issues they resolved quickl. I would recommend the team to anyone. Thanks again for all your hard work.
Laila A
Laila A
29/12/2022
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Really lovely team - all professional, friendly and was great to have Dangis and Paul popping in regularly and being on the ball with the project. Happy with our new loft, all work done to an excellence standard, any follow up questions or issues dealt with quickly. Would highly recommend. Thank you very much.
Dani Carter
Dani Carter
25/10/2022
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Absolute professionals is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Clapham Construction service. And there are two further things you need to know about them: they are brilliant at what they do and they are generous in spirit. Throughout our project Paul and Dangis answered our naive questions with warmth and care. They helped guide us at every turn, and almost certainly saved us money by making sure we considered all the options we had before making key decisions. But not just customer care, the building work is also top notch. The build itself was a well oiled process, coordinated with skill. I was initially worried about getting an anonymous loft company I'd never heard of in (after getting 8 different quotes from a variety of places including famous local ones) and being part of the 'box on the roof' brigade. Yet somehow, they have created build magic with some tweaks on 'a little bit of height' here, and 'a little configuration' there. We keep marvelling at the sturdiness and smoothness of the physical build even now, and the army of highly skilled teams they have were a pleasure to host in the house while we worked from home. And finally the most important bit - the money stuff- our Loft extension (including bathroom) was completed on time and more or less on budget. The additional costs were the unforseen - (yikes a victorian chimney needs dismantling!) and a few flourishes that we ourselves added to the mix - (can the door handles be gold?). Any additional build costs were communicated efficiently and immediately. Our experience of Clapham Construction is that they are patient, hugely knowledgable, and detail orientated with a wealth of incredible advice. Don't delay on getting them on your project!
Mikey Johns
Mikey Johns
22/09/2022
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We spoke to a few companies to quote our dormer loft conversion but were immediately impressed speaking to Dangis & Paul and went with Clapham CS. We’re really happy with the end result which has given us some much needed extra space. Progress was quick, these guys are very experienced and know exactly what they’re doing. They’ll talk you through your plans and give you honest advice at key stages when you need to make a decision, very patient with us too! Would definitely recommend, they’ve done numerous houses in our neighbouring streets too, end results always look great.
Maria Luisa McKendry
Maria Luisa McKendry
18/09/2022
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Highly recommend this company. As first time buyers and first time renovators we couldn't be happier with their service. Paul and Dangis are very professional and thorough, at no times does it feel like corners are cut. They are able to provide genuine advice and guidance while being accommodating ensuring a stress free process.
Stuart Williams
Stuart Williams
18/09/2022
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Clapham Construction completed our kitchen extension for us. We’re really pleased with the results, and it has changed the whole place. The price was agreed upfront and there were no hidden extras. Good communication throughout the whole process on WhatsApp and Dan showed great building experience. They had the whole team from build, kitchen fitting through to finishing the garden off available in house so made it a lot easier. Thanks guys.
Tom Forman
Tom Forman
05/09/2022
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We are delighted with our new loft conversion, Clapham Construction did a great job. They were highly professional, no hidden costs, and with friendly employees who treated the rest of the house with respect. We would not hesitate to recommend them.

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HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION - FAQS

What is a hip to gable loft conversion?

A hip to gable loft conversion involves changing the sloping (hipped) side of a property to a flat (gable) end. This type of conversion is typically done on semi-detached or detached properties and can significantly increase the space available in the loft.

How much does a hip to gable loft conversion cost?

The cost of a hip to gable loft conversion can vary greatly depending on the size of the project, the materials used, and the location of the property. On average, you can expect to pay between £40,000 and above.

Do I need planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion?

In many cases, a hip to gable loft conversion falls under permitted development rights and does not require planning permission. However, this can depend on a number of factors including the size of the conversion and the location of the property. It’s always best to check with your local planning authority.

How long does a hip to gable loft conversion take?

The length of time it takes to complete a hip to gable loft conversion can vary depending on the complexity of the project. However, on average, you can expect the work to take between 8 to 10 weeks.

What are the benefits of a hip to gable loft conversion?

A hip to gable loft conversion can provide a number of benefits. It can significantly increase the amount of usable space in your loft, potentially adding a new bedroom or office. It can also increase the value of your property.

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