A hip-to-gable conversion explained | Landmark Lofts

A hip-to-gable loft conversion

Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types and what loft conversion you opt for will depend on many factors, including the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences.



A hip-to-gable loft conversion involves developing the sloping (hipped) roof of a property into a new vertical gable wall. Effectively, this type of loft conversion turns the sloping part of the roof into a vertical wall so that it is the same height as the rest of the roof. 

Most properties are built with a sloping side and this limits the space in the attic. By changing the sloping or hipped roof to create a vertical gable end, this creates a larger loft area with significantly more usable floor space. 

Most homes, such as detached, semi detached, end of terrace and even bungalows are suitable for hip-to-gable conversions. Due to the nature of this type of conversion, it isn’t suitable for mid-terraced houses, as they don’t have a hip end roof. 

Will you need planning permission?

Hip to gable loft conversions have become very popular in recent years. This is due to the fact that most hip-to-gable loft conversions no longer require planning permission and can be carried out under the new permitted development rights. 

Landmark Lofts is part of the Landmark Group - the only group in London specialising in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments to include a Chartered Building Company (CIOB), Chartered Architectural Practice (RIBA) and to be regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The Landmark Group specialises in the project management of loft conversions, extensions and refurbishments.

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