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HIP TO GABLE LOFT CONVERSION
A hip to gable loft conversion is where the ridge line of a hip-end roof is extended to form a gable-end roof. This type of conversion will significantly increase the size and usable space in your loft and a rear dormer is usually included which will help to maximise the size of the room.
The majority of houses that have hip roofs generally have small internal volume and so for a conversion to be a practical a hip to gable loft conversion is the solution that would be most suitable. A hip to gable loft conversion creates a much larger loft space and can often create extra space for a staircase.
A hip to gable loft conversion will involve changing the sloping side of your property (the hipped side) to a flat gable end. Because this type of loft conversion will change the outline of your roof, it is almost certain that you will need planning permission.
Loft conversions fall into one of four basic types, which type you decide to use for your loft conversion will depend on many factors such as the design of your existing roof, your budget, planning restrictions and your own personal preferences. The four types of conversion are: