Hip to Gable Loft Conversions – A Perfect Idea for Space Utilisation

Before diving headlong into the world of hip to gable loft conversions, let’s talk about the basic concept of loft conversions which have become quite common nowadays. Loft conversions in Sussex involves transforming the existing loft or attic space into a functional space. The end result may be a lounge area, and it might even be an office. Its main aim is to give meaning and value to an empty space that you can use for better purposes.

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Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

A lot of properties in the UK are known for their “hipped” roofs. These roofs feature sloping sides, which restricts the existing loft space, and often gets in the way of successful loft conversions in London. To increase the loft space, the hips are replaced by “gables” or vertical walls, which add significant spaces to the loft area, depending obviously on the sizes and shapes of individual properties.

The Points You Need to Keep in Mind

  • Detached and semi-detached properties, along with properties with “hipped” roofs are ideal for this kind of conversion. However, a minimum height is required to separate the ceiling joists and the top ridge of the roof, failing which, a conversion would be next to impossible.
  • However, hip to gable loft conversion is not compatible with every kind of property. You should contact experts to determine if your property is suited to such a conversion. If not, you should not make any modifications, as you might cause severe damage to the structure of the property.
  • Contact local authorities to ascertain if you are entitled to make conversions and extensions to your property. While authorities of certain regions may allow you to make changes, authorities of other areas may not be quite as lenient, which may lead you to property related legal trouble.

Hip to gable loft conversions involve a lot of work, and once the work commences, you can expect it to take at least five weeks before it is ready. It may take significantly longer if the property is large.

For quality conversions, please feel free to contact us at Open Space Lofts. We boast of experts who have plied their trade in this industry for years. We don’t just convert lofts; we give them life!

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