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Everything you need to know about hip to gable extensions

Apart from the odd titles, hip to gable loft conversions are very popular all around the world. They're quite adaptable, and they're frequently paired with other loft conversion designs to maximise space and utility. We'll go over all you need to know about hip and gable loft conversions in this blog.

A number of hip to gable loft conversions have been designed and built by Substructure Developments Ltd. This mini-guide is for you if you're considering a hip to gable loft conversion but aren't sure about the design and construction consequences & considerations.

Our builders have constructed a number of Hip to Gable loft conversions across Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot or Lincolnshire get in touch with us today on 01753 585 319, 07834 617 743, or 01507 838017.

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What Does Hip to Gable Mean?

The term hip to gable refers to two separate roof styles: hip and gable. 

 A hip roof is slanted on all four sides. It is the most durable of all roof types, making it extremely attractive. A gable roof, on the other hand, slants only on two sides. 

Gable roofs are less expensive to design and build than hip roofs and are particularly popular in the United States (where they are a common feature of homes in New England). 

However, due to a lack of framing support, they are not as strong as hip roofs. They can also be harmed by the wind.

How does Hip to Gable Loft Conversions get Constructed? 

As you might expect, this type of conversion entails converting one side of a hip roof into a gable roof. 

How is this accomplished? 

Extending one side of a slanting roof outwards is a reasonably straightforward procedure. As a result, the loft has a lot more vertical space.

Will I Need Planning Permission for a Hip to Gable loft conversion? 

You're in luck: a basic hip to gable loft conversion rarely necessitates planning clearance. Permitted development, a useful component of legislation, is to thank for this. Permitted development, which was first implemented in 2008, allows property owners to make some structural changes without seeking approval from the local government. 

The only time you'll need planning approval is if you build a normal hip to gable loft conversion and then add parts from other loft conversion designs to the roof. A bay dormer, for example, could be added to the front or back of the roof once the hip to gable part has been completed.

What are the Advantages of Hip to Gable Loft Conversions? 

Hip to gable loft conversions has a number of advantages over other types, including: 

 There's nothing stopping you from converting both sides of a detached house with a hip roof for the maximum room (in fact, it could appear odd if you didn't...). A double hip to gable loft conversion is what it's called. 

 The roof modifications that are required can be tailored to match the outside theme of your home. The majority of the time, a well-built hip to gable loft conversion will appear to be an original feature. 

 More living space is an obvious advantage. If you choose a double hip to gable loft conversion, this is boosted even further!

For hip to Gable loft conversions in Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot or Lincolnshire contact Substructure today!

Substructure Development Ltd may be reached at 01753 585 319, 07834 617 743, or 01507 838017 for a free estimate and experienced loft conversion services (Lincolnshire office number). You can also contact us by filling out our contact form or sending an email to substructure1@sky.com.