The hip-to-gable conversion, where a preexisting pitched roof hip is replaced by a new vertical gable wall, which is usually at the side of the structure, is usually carried out as a conversion in its own right so that you can increase the size of a current roofspace. Generally, though, the hip to gable loft conversions are carried out to be able to not only to increase the size accessible, but also to produce support for brand new structural ridge and floor beams, and quite often new purlins, as part of an increased dormer conversion. Additionally, such a conversion may be required to provide headroom for a new staircase.
A new gable end may be produced in two ways: Masonry – the gable end is built up in brick to complement the existing. Alternatively, blockwork can be utilized and given a render finish. The gable end is built up in timber studwork. The stud structure may ” be battened out for tile hanging. Additionally, expanded metal lathing may be fixed and a render finish applied. Appropriately designed, the timber studwork gable is capable of supplying support for the steel ridge beam. The side dormer may either be set within the inside of the roof slope or built up on the head of it the gable wall the hip to gable conversion replaces part of an existing roof hip.
Side dormers are sometimes implemented when a full hip to gable loft conversion is not appropriate for planning this is why the hip to gable loft conversions are often built to provide headroom clearance for a new stairway.
- We undertake all aspects of loft conversions from plans to finishOnly Qualified Tradesmen, Clean and Tidy
- We arrange Planning Approval and liaise with your local Council Planning Permission / Building Regulations
- we design your loft to your requirements, and deal with structural calculations
- we always complete out loft conversions on time around six weeks – 8 weeks
- A site Manager is always on the job until completion