As the title suggests, this is a combination of the two different types of conversions, a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion and a Rear Dormer Loft Conversion resulting in a large and airy space. Planning permission may be required with this type of conversion.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
A Hip to Gable Loft Conversion is suited to properties with a hipped roof. A hipped roof is a roof which has 3 sloping sides – front and back and side.
This is an ideal type of loft conversion for semi-detached and detached properties with hipped rooves. Like all loft conversions, it’s a brilliant way to improve the space in your property. Because of the way this loft conversion works, it isn’t possible to convert mid-terraced houses, as they don’t have a hip end roof. It could however, be possible for and end-terraced house or certain types of bungalow. Read more.
Rear dormer Loft Conversion
Standing space is usually more than doubled and this extra standing space generally creates a space big enough that it can accommodate a bedroom with an en-suite and storage spaces as well as the new stairwell. A Rear Dormer loft conversion is an extension to the existing roof creating additional floor space and head height. A Rear Dormer has square, vertical sides and most commonly a flat roof. Read more.
Things to consider
There are several factors you need to consider if you are thinking of choosing a hip to gable loft extension. Check the height of your loft at the moment. If the current head height is too low, less than 2.3 metres, it will not be allowed under current building regulations.
You should consider how you will access your new living space. The best option is a full staircase but this will need to be checked to make sure that there is the space available for the staircase to be positioned in a way that will make the most of the loft area and the floor below. An architect needs to ensure that there is enough space to position it in a way that will make the most of the loft and the floor below.
Before you start you will need to decide what you are going to use your new living space for. Whether it be a master bedroom with en suite, an office or a gym area. Certain standards will need to be taken into account for it to be designated as habitable space. If you want advice on this or anything else – contact us today for a free site survey.