With Hip to Gable dormer windows it is possible to get an excellent room out of a cramped loft space that has pitched roofs on all sides. Hip to Gable dormers are extremely popular on semi detached properties where other than the dividing wall all sides of the roof are hipped and detached properties where hipped roofs are present on every side.
Adding hip to gable dormer windows is much the same as having a gable end wall on the side of the property where the new dormer is installed. The ride line is extended through to the side elevation and a pitched roof installed so that you can then walk out to the side of the property without the restriction of a pitched roof.
T o preserve the character of the property and soften the impact of the dormer window all tiles removed from the roof are re fitted on the front elevation and any new tiles are fitted to the rear elevation. At Access we believe that the best way to finish the sides and front of the dormer window is to cover them in concrete plain tiles that match the existing roof colour. This helps to keep the dormer free of maintenance for years to come and by matching the roof colour keeps the dormer in character with the existing property. On request we can also clad dormers in timber or uPVC if you have something you would like us to match or you prefer these options.
All external fascia boards, soffits, guttering and down pipes are match to the existing property so that they match and in keeping with the rest of the property.
Hip to Gable Dormers can also be combined with Velux Windows, Flat Dormers and Feature Dormers. Please browse the other options to see the benefits of combining these with additional windows.