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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 house builders 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. 

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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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