Hip to Gable Loft Extensions in London
As one of the most popular ways to increase living space and the resale value of a property, a loft conversion represents the perfect choice for those planning to extend their home in an affordable way. Of course, transforming your attic into usable space is very much dependant on the type of property you have and, more commonly than not, homes throughout the UK feature what’s known as a ‘hipped’ roof.
Hipped roofs are defined by their sloping nature, which means that the available space within a loft is limited due to the sloped ceilings inside. This is where a hip to gable loft conversion becomes invaluable.
What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
A hip to gable loft conversion from The Architects Of London enables you to make the most of your attic space when looking to add additional room and value to your home. With a hip to gable loft conversion, your roof will be extended on the sloping side in order to make room for a vertical wall instead – the gable. This process can be repeated for any sloping side you have, enabling you to create a clearly defined area within your loft that is suitable for your needs. A hip to gable loft conversion increases the available space massively. Commonly we stick windows in the gable ends maximising natural light into the newly converted area.
One of the benefits of investing in a hip to gable loft conversion comes from the fact that planning permission is seldom required although we always recommend getting a Lawful Development Certificate from the local planning authority just to be sure. Working with experienced architects such as The Architects Of London, you can rest assured that the hip to gable loft conversion plans drawn up by our designers will meet all the necessary regulations.
Hip to gable loft suitability
Hip to gable loft conversions are often suitable for any property type. If you have a hipped end roof, regardless of whether your home is detached, semi-detached, or a bungalow, a hip to gable represents the perfect choice. In fact, it’s often only mid-terrace homes that are unable to benefit from such work.
One of the best ways to ensure suitability of a loft conversion is to contact The Architects Of London today. Our experienced team of architects will be able to offer an impartial assessment on whether or not your home can adequately accommodate such renovations, and will also provide a free consultation to ensure your aspirations can be achieved.
To find out more about the hip to gable loft conversions available from The Architects Of London, contact us today by calling 0203 930 9093 or by submitting an online enquiry form. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and provide details on the services available to you.
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