What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
Conversions of hip to gable have become more popular than ever. They are a great way to create more space without having to build on extra space to the existing structure.
Many homes have a hipped roof, that has a slope on one or both sides. This slope can make it very difficult to convert the area to an actual usable space, other than storage. If this is the case, it can be quite difficult to convert that space to a loft. This is the circumstance in which a hip to gable conversion is done. The conversion takes the sloped side or sides, and makes them into a vertical wall (a gable).
Once that vertical wall is made, the space is opened up to be used for numerous options. It could be converted to a home office space, an extra bedroom, and exercise room, or even a play room.
Depending on where you live, it might be necessary to obtain planing to do the conversion on your home. Before you begin any type of construction, it is suggested that you check into the necessary requirements and codes.
This type of conversion is not something that you want to take on by yourself if you do not have previous construction experience. There are a lot of factors involved that can affect the overall structure of your home if not done properly. A project of this magnitude can be quite involved and hiring someone with previous experience and knowledge is certainly worth it. The previous experience will also come in handy when it comes to connections of resources for the project.
It is suggested that you research local contractors or companies that specialise in this type of loft conversion project. This instance is certainly one where you get what you pay for. While the conversion may seem costly, the extra cost will be worth it in the long run. Hiring a reputable contractor such as Room in a roof can take the stress off your shoulders and allow you to rest assured that the job will be completely with great skill and accuracy.
Depending on how in depth the conversion is, the project can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to complete. The size of the team working on it will also be an important factor in the time frame. This is something to discuss with your contractor in the beginning so that you know what to expect as far as project length and when you can expect it to be completed.
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