HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSIONS
With the addition of a rear dormer as well
One of the most common types of Loft Conversion we design are what is known as "Hip to Gable Loft Conversions". For owners of detached, 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!
EXISTING HIPPED ROOF
This is an example of a hipped roof such as you might find on a typical semi detached house. This particular roof consists of three pitches (sloped roof faces) because this particular example is of a semi detached house. However, there could just as easily be four or more pitches if we were looking at a detached house. The space that exists within this type of existing roof is often of limited use becaue headroom for standing is usually restricted to the only highest part. It is often difficult to find a way to create a decent sized room and accomodate a new staircase within this existing roof shape so the solution is generally to change the shape by adding a gable end and a dormer. It works like this:
ADDING A GABLE END
As you can see in this image adding a gable end reduces the number of roof pitches from three to two which has the effect internally of increasing the area within the loft in which it is possible to stand up. Adding a gable end is often crucial to the design of a loft conversion especially if the existing "hipped" end of the roof is also the side of the house on which the existing staircase is located. If the new loft staircase is to be installed above the existing staircase then there will need to be enough height in the roof above those staircases for you to stand up. More usable space can be created if you also choose to add a dormer to the roof like this:
ADDING A FLAT ROOF DORMER
Adding a flat roof dormer creates a much bigger internal space to work with. Standing space is usually more than doubled and this is often crucial enabling the creation of a space big enough to accommodate a bed, wardrobes, the new stairs, a en-suite with a shower etc.
SAMPLE PLANNING DRAWINGS
Example planning drawings for loft conversions with rear dormers
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Looked at our prices? Want to get started? The first step is to book a visit from one of our experienced design consultants. The consultant will take a look at the property and discuss the potential loft conversion with you. If the project is feasible and you are happy with what is suggested then our consultant will take a full site survey then and there so that we can move forward to getting some plans drawn up for you. If the project is not possible, or at least if it is not what you were hoping for then there is no further commitment. The survey isn't performed and we part company. There is no charge in that situation. We find this approach suits both parties as it avoids the need for return visits.
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