If you have a semi-detached or detached home or an end of terrace house you may have been advised that a hip to gable loft conversion is the best for your home. Whoever suggested this, whether it’s another builder, or you’ve done some research yourself, a hip to gable loft conversion is indeed a perfect choice for this type of property.
Loft Conversion Considerations
You will have gone over it with your family and friends about which is the right type and taken in different factors, such as roof height and the type of property you have. You will also have thought about planning permission and this is certainly an important factor to consider. You’ll find however that since the mid noughties planning permission is no longer necessarily needed. However, you may feel more comfortable if you check this out anyway, and your builder will be able to do this on your behalf.
Why do people choose a loft conversion?
A loft conversion is usually a cheaper way to create more space in your home than buying a new property and leaving the area. If you have a family, then the last thing you’ll want is to uproot the kids and move to a completely new town, just because you need an extra bedroom or bathroom.
A hip to gable conversion is a perfect choice because it offers up so much more space. The advantage of this type of conversion is that they let you have a better staircase with the extra space so you have an important escape route from the loft. It also increases the value of your property and that’s great should you decide to move on at some point.
How long does a loft conversion take to complete?
This will largely depend on different factors such as how many people you have working on it. The builder you choose to work on your loft should be able to give you an indication of the length of time, normally, it takes around 6 to 8 weeks.
Hip to Gable Loft Conversion From Experienced Builders
If you feel that you’d now like to go ahead with a hip to gable loft conversion and you’re yet to settle on a builder, then do please give Start 2 Finish consideration. We’re qualified, trained and experienced and we’d be more than happy to show you our testimonials and recommendations from former clients.