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Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

One of the most common types of Loft Conversion we design are what is known as "Hip to Gable Loft Conversions". For owners of semi detached or end of terrace houses this type of Loft Conversion often represents the best option available due to the large amount of usable space that is created inside the Loft.


On this page we have the answers to a few of the most common questions we are asked about Hip to Gable Loft Conversions and a few sample Planning Drawings for you to look at. If you are interested in having us draw up some Loft Plans for your Hip to Gable Loft Conversion please get in touch!

What is a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion?


A Hip to Gable Loft Conversion is a Loft Conversion where an existing Hipped Roof is extended out to create more space by building up a Gable End. As the graphic below shows the term "Hip to Gable" may only be a partial description of the work. In most cases a project to create a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion also includes the construction of a Flat Roof Dormer as well. For example the project above would be more accurately described as a "Hip to Gable + Flat Roof Dormer Loft Conversion". It works like this:  

Hipped Roof

+ Gable End

+ Flat Roof Dormer

Do I need planning permission for a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion?

Whether or not you need to apply for planning permission in order to carry out a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion on your house is dependant on a few factors. For most houses the answer is a simple no - you do not need to apply for Planning Permission because the work can be carried out as a Permitted Development (read about those here to know more). However, not every house has Permitted Development Rights and sometimes those rights are not sufficient for the project so there are plenty of instances where Planning Permission does need to be sought. This is especially true for houses which have been extended previously and have therefore used up some of their Permitted Development Rights already. 

Can I see some sample plans for Hip to Gable Loft Conversions?

Yes you can. Here they are:

How do I go about getting started on my own Hip to Gable Loft Conversion project? 

You start by getting some Loft Plans drawn up! Get in touch or book online and we'll get started straight away.