Information On Planning Permission

Loft conversions in London fall into basic types and it depends on many factors such as design of existing roof, planning restrictions, your preference and budget as to which type of loft conversion is right for you. London Loft Conversions offers all the basic types such as Mansard loft conversions, Dormer lofts, Loft Storage and Hip-to-Gable which we look at in this article.

In loft conversions in London the Hip-to-Gable the existing roof gets altered by replacing the roof hip with a gable ending wall. It is not as simple and easy as it sounds and planning permission is required for this type of loft conversion. If a house has a hipped roof it is very unlikely that it will be able to withstand new floor beams that are needed when a loft conversion is implemented. A hipped roof will not have sufficient headroom for a loft conversion to be habitable. The hip-to-gable loft conversions add the much needed volume to the existing roof space as well as facilitating the support and installation of the beams.

The houses requiring Hip-to-Gable normally have three slopes and the ridge board is usually extended to a side wall for maximum loft space. This requires the building of a gable end in replacing the hipped structure, either with timber studwork or brickwork in matching existing exterior of a house. A window is usually installed as it is a newly built construction and it depends on the house's design where it will be placed, but usually it is over the stairs for extra light.

To build a gable end may sound a daunting task to anyone, but at London Loft Conversions the professional team make an easy task of it. The Hip-to Gable loft conversions are very suitable for Chalets and Bungalows as well as Semi-Detached and Detached houses. If you are unsure of what type of loft conversion you need you can contact the professionals on London Loft Conversions which will be happy to assist you.

It is a complex process to install a hip-to-gable loft conversion, but it will take the specialists from loft conversions in London approximately six to eight weeks to complete the loft conversion. Creating more space is the end result of this loft conversion and it can potentially house two extra rooms with more head space as well as space for a staircase to be fitted.

A Hip-to-Gable loft conversion in London will provide the home owner with the right house more space than when they fit a standard dormer loft conversion. A typical Hip-to-Gable will price from around thirty-two thousand pounds and will include new floor joists, on suite bathroom, steel beams, gable end, Dormer windows, 2 Velux windows, lights, power points, 2 radiators, stairs and storage cupboards.

Converting space into a loft is the best to do for great value and using London Loft conversions will give you the peace of mind that you receive only the best loft conversions in London, but also at the best price.

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