About Hip To Gable Loft Conversions

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.

Popular areas we’ve completed recent Hip to Gable loft conversion projects include:

Hip to gable loft conversions uniquely designed for your home

To 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.

If you’d like to see an example of our bespoke approach to hip to gable loft conversion projects, take a look at a recent case study of a customer in Newcastle, hip to gable conversion complete with en-suite bathroom and Velux windows.

Does a hip to gable loft conversion require planning permission?

You’ll be pleased to know that the majority of Hip to Gable loft conversions are allowed within permitted developments, and so do not typically need full planning permission.

There are exceptions in some rare cases though, such as if your property listed or in a conservation area.

What properties are best suited for a hip to gable loft conversion?

Hip to gable loft conversions can most often be found on bungalow properties as the large footprint of single storey properties offers an excellent means of introducing a large living space whilst maintaining the character of the property.

Hip to gable loft conversions aren’t limited to just single storey properties though! A hip to gable can be an excellent solution for both semi-detached and detached properties, particularly pre-1950 properties where a hipped roof is very common.

In addition, end-terraced properties may be suitable where they have a hip end roof. The exception is of course mid-terraced properties which do not have a hip end.