Hip to gable loft conversions are so called because they involve extending a hipped roof to make a gable end. As you can see in the ‘before’ picture, a hipped roof has an inwardly sloping roof on the side. But by extending the side wall upwards and the roof outwards to meet it, it creates a gable end. As you can see in the pictures below, it creates a lot more useable space. Especially when you combine it with a dormer, you’ll be surprised how much potential space you have in your loft.

The house pictured occupies a plot in an elevated location overlooking a golf course with magnificent views across south London. As well as the hip to gable conversion, we designed an almost full-width dormer to create an impressive master suite. In doing so, we created room for a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with a free-standing bath. We also added large windows across the dormer to reap the benefit of the ever-changing London skyline.

A property before a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Before – Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
A property after a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
After – Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
A property after a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion with Dormer
A property showing hip end roof to half gable with rear dormer.
After – Hip to Half Gable

Half Gable Extension

This prominent site on a corner plot needed planning permission as the volume exceed 50m3. The Local Authority policy required that the hipped roof be extended to a half gable rather than a full gable.

A downside to the half gable is that it creates a sloping ceiling over part of the new loft space. However, we designed the loft extension to place the stairs and the ensuite under this part of the loft. This meant that that it didn’t cause any problems with the internal headroom.

A property before a hip end roof to half gable with rear dormer extension.
Before – Hip to Half Gable
A property before a hip end roof to half gable with rear dormer extension.
Before – Hip to Half Gable
A property showing hip end roof to half gable with rear dormer.
Hip to Half Gable with Dormer
Rear view of a property with extension leading out onto garden.
Before – Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Rear view of a property showing Loft Conversion with Velux Cabrio windows.
After – Hip to Gable Loft Conversion

Loft Conversion with Velux Cabrio Windows

This project started life in the pre-planning phase as a gable end conversion with Velux windows. However, an opportunity was seen where a narrow two storey side extension could enclose a re-located staircase. It also created additional space for a utility room on the ground floor.

The additional space enabled the existing first floor layout to be altered to make better bedroom and bathroom sizes. The new stairs, now being outside the original house footprint, meant the new loft became an impressive, vaulted space. The Velux Cabrio balcony windows added an additional dimension to the look and feel of the new loft space.

Front view of a property with pitched rood, brick walls grey front door.
Before – Loft Conversion
Property showing Loft Conversion with Velux Cabrio windows.
Side Extension
Loft converion with Velux Cabrio windows, laminate flooring and plastered walls.
Velux Cabrio Windows

Loft Conversions in Chichester

We are based in Chichester, but we offer our services throughout West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and parts of South London. So, if you are looking to increase your living space with a loft conversion, then we’d love to speak with you. Call us on 07764 578781 or send us a message.