Bigger Homes are specialists at creating stunning hip to gable loft conversions Essex solutions so you can maximise the potential of your property. If you need to gain extra space from the footprint of your home, why not look upwards and consider a hip to gable loft conversion to acquire the additional square footage you’ve been dreaming of? Our team of experts will provide you with a FREE consultation and quote to get started.

Introducing Hip To Gable Loft Conversion Solutions

There are a variety of different loft conversion types available, so you may be wondering what a hip to gable loft conversion has to offer. It’s important to understand that this type of conversion is only suitable for properties which have a free sloping roof. From here, the sloping hip of the property is extended by adding a vertical wall onto the end which would previously have sloped inwards. This opens up the space in your top storey entirely, allowing you to create numerous types of living spaces including:

  • Master bedroom suite
  • Luxury bathroom facilities
  • Guest bedrooms
  • Nursery or play area
  • Home office
  • Gym or exercise studio
  • Music studio
  • Teen living space

What Properties Can Make Use of A Hip To Gable Loft Conversion?

Due to the conversion from a sloping roof, most hip to gable loft conversions are carried out on either semi-detached or detached properties. It may be possible to add this style of conversion to an end-of-terrace home too. Looking at lower-level properties, hip to gable loft conversions are also appropriate for bungalows.

Planning Permission Requirements

Many hip to gable loft conversions will fall within permitted development regulations and therefore don’t require formal planning permission. It’s important to stick to the predefined rules set out by your local planning authority and that you are able to satisfy the appointed building inspector that your conversion has followed regulations, then your project should comply and run smoothly. It is always recommended that you seek expert guidance prior to commencing any works. Properties which have already had building work carried out as part of permitted development, either by yourself or a previous owner, should take extra care to check the policy planning requirements. This includes those who have had extensions or conservatories added onto the original home. With all hip to gable loft conversions we carry out, we always recommend that we apply for a certificate of lawfulness on your behalf before work commences.

Arrange Your Hip To Gable Loft Consultation Today

Are you ready to transform your accommodation whilst increasing your property’s resell value? A hip to gable loft conversion Essex project should take around seven to eight weeks if you work with our experienced team.

To get started on your project, please contact Bigger Homes on 01268 553648 or click on the Loft Conversions calculator below to obtain a quick quote.



Will I need planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion?

In many cases, you won’t require formal planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion as the project should fall within the scope of permitted development. However, our expert team will be able to advise you and can liaise with your local planning department to ensure that your conversion project follows regulations to the letter. If you have already added an extension or conservatory to your property as part of permitted development, at times this can be taken into account when applying for a hip to gable loft conversion.

Can hip to gable conversions be combined with other loft conversions?
Anyone planning a loft conversion will want to maximise the space available to them, so if you already have a rear dormer in place, you might want to add a hip to gable too to create ample space throughout the top floor of your home. This is usually only possible if your property is a semi-detached or detached home. Mid-terrace properties aren’t typically able to benefit from a hip to gable conversion, but end-of-terrace homes may have more luck with their planning department. A common conversion is a hip to gable and large rear dormer loft conversion combined, where in Essex we have converted hundreds.

In most cases your project will fall within the scope of permitted development, but if you do require planning permission, then this will increase the cost too. Your average loft conversion will cost between £25,000 to £44,000 but may increase to £65,000 in more complex projects. However, you can add as much as 21% to your property resell value when you commit to a loft conversion.

Could a hip to gable loft conversion add value to a property?
Any type of well-designed loft conversion will increase the resell value of your property due to the extra space that it adds to the home, but a hip to gable solution is likely to add more value than a simple velux conversion for example. As a hip to gable loft conversion significantly increases the room on your upper storey, you can create some stunning, spacious accommodation such as an executive master bedroom suite with a luxury en-suite bathroom. Not only will you get to enjoy your enhanced space, but you can expect this to be reflected in your home’s value when you come to sell in the future.