Are you thinking of having a hip to gable loft conversion? This is perfect for those with semi-detached, end of house, or completely detached homes with hipped roofs. It's usually a good idea to have a professional builder take a look at your house before you go ahead with this type of conversion, to check whether you have the right type of property for this.
When choosing this type of loft conversion you will have thought long and hard about whether it suits your type of home, and there will be certain factors your builder will have made you aware of, such as the roof height, and whether its high enough between the top ridge and ceiling joints. This is an important factor to consider, because if it isn't then it could make the conversion redundant and no longer cost effective.
You may have already checked all this out and if so, then that's great, you're ready to get started.
Planning Permission – Do You Need It?
You may already be aware that having a hip to gable loft conversion involves changing the outside of your property, At one time, this would have required planning permission, however since 2008, this is no longer necessary. However, it may be a good idea if you or your builder checks this out anyway. Your local authority is your first port of call, but there shouldn't be any problems. Hip to gable loft conversiosns is an ideal type of conversion for those that want more space if the original loft doesn't provide it, so you've probably chosen this type of conversion for that reason.
More Living Space and Increased Property Value
Other advantages of a hip to gable loft conversion include that you'll be able to have a better fitting staircase because of the extra space. If you plan it well and make sure it matches every part of the house so it feels part of the same property, then it'll look amazing once its finished. And it will probably increase the value of your property should you decide to sell at some point in the future.
How Long Does it Take to Build a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion?
This will depend on a variety of different factors, such as the amount of people working on it. If you've chosen your builder, how big his team is will pretty much determine how long the conversion is going to take. He/She should be able to give you a good indication of how long it will take at the beginning, before they start work. It's normally around a month or up to around 6 weeks.
JG Joiners & Builders – Hip to Gable Loft Conversion Experts
If you're looking to have a hip to gable loft conversion in your home and you'd like to discuss it further, or you're not entirely sure if your house is suitable, then get in touch with us. We can go through it with you, and perhaps visit your property to go over one or two things with you. This will give us a much better idea of whether a hip to gable loft conversion is right for you. So contact us today and lets see if we can get your loft space converted.