Want to create extra room in your home but unsure about the best way to achieve your dream space? Have you heard about hip to gable loft conversions? Read this article to find out more about our hip to gable loft conversion North London homeowners will love, and will add space and value to your property instantly.
North London hip to gable loft conversion
A hip to gable loft conversion is the relatively new way of creating extra space in your home without building an extension that takes up valuable garden space. Back in the day, the majority of detached and semi-detached homes were built with what is known as a ‘hipped’ roof with sloping sides. This ‘hipped’ roof meant that lofts had very limited space inside and it was awkward to convert them into a living space.
A hip to gable, or raised gable as it is also known, is the name of the process that changes the shape of your loft, allowing for an extension so the area can be converted into a room. Our team of expert builders will replace the sloping roof sides (the hip) with a vertical wall (the gable) that fits in with the rest of your building shape.
By taking away the slop and creating vertical walls, you are effectively doubling the amount of size available in the loft, as well as increasing the money worth of your property. Other benefits of converting your loft are that you don’t need to obtain planning permission from your Local Authority, and the majority of loft conversions take a short length of time to complete – usually between six and seven weeks.
Firtree loft conversions
There are dozens of options available to you once you’ve transformed your loft into a liveable space. At Firtree builders, we’ve helped North London homeowners convert their new spaces in a wide variety of rooms. Some of our favourite loft conversion designs ideas that we’ve completed include:
- Soundproofed music room for drum practise
- Meditation and yoga room
- Bedroom for a teenager or elderly relative
- Sunroom for growing plants
- Cinema room with projector and screen
- Dark room for photography