A hip to gable loft conversion is a popular option for many semi-detached or detached properties in Harrogate that have a hipped roof, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back.
What is a hip to gable loft conversion?
Many properties have a hipped roof, which is essentially a roof with a sloping side in addition to the slopes at the front and back. This can mean that the existing loft space is limited, and it may mean that the only way to convert a loft is to expand your property. A hip to gable loft conversion essentially extends your property by replacing the sloping roof with a vertical wall, also known as a gable. This will then give you adequate space to convert your loft and use it as you see fit.
Do hip to gable loft conversions in Harrogate require planning persmission?
Most hip to gable loft conversions are within permitted development rules and do not require full planning permission. It is not usually necessary to get planning permission for a typical hip to gable loft conversion as this falls under ‘permitted developments’ allowed by homeowners. However, if your property is listed or in a conservation area, there may be planning restrictions and you may have to apply for planning permission.
How much does it cost for a hip to gable loft conversion?
How much a hip to gable loft conversion costs will vary depending on what you are trying to achieve. However, as a guide, a hip to gable conversion will typically cost on average anywhere between £40,000-£50,000. This loft conversion cost only reflects the construction of loft conversion to a plastered finish and includes all heating, plumbing and electrics.