If you have semi or at the end of a terrace property and if the side roof is pitched, you will probably require a Hip to Gable conversion. The photos show how this is done by extending the ridge of the roof to the side of the property and building a new gable end plus removing the rear roof and extending a dormer to the rear
In the dormer we would normally add in windows or large French doors with Juilette balcony, which sometimes give some great view at the rear, we’ll listen to your preferences and work with you to get the design how you want it and to suit your budget
The Hip to Gable conversion are a popular choice for semi detached and some end of terrace properties as it creates the most space possible for your conversion by extending the sloping side roof sideways and adding a larger rear dormer extension. Additions can be French doors, gable windows, roof skylights to enhance the whole feel of the conversion.
Most projects would probably have one large bedroom and a shower room, but two bedrooms are a very common choice too. We have many examples of this type of conversion to show you. Call us for a quote and we explain everything and help you make your final decision on what is best for you and your requirements.
End of terrace conversion have 40 cubic metres permitted development allowance to work with and semi detached properties get 50 cubic meters volume allowance
Because of this it can be a challenge on some project to extend the roof an gain the space you for your requirements, particularly if you have an hip end roof, which slopes in, as we then have to extend this as well as adding a rear dormer extension, so the 40 cubic metres is stretched to it’s limit.
The plans shown here in the drawing are of an end of terrace hip to gable L-shape rear dormer conversion.
You will see that the dormer at rear is not extending very far along the rear addition roof, as the 40 cubic meters volume allowance has been reached
The end of terrace conversion has 40 cubic metres to work with rather than the 50 cubic meters available to the semi detached property. Because of this it can be a challenge to get the conversion fully extended particularly if you have an hip end roof to the side, which slopes in, to extend the the 40 cubic metres allowance is stretched to it’s limit.
The drawings shown here are of an end of terrace hip to gable conversion. You will see that the dormer is set in from the sides and the rear. Even so a full double bedroom was achieved with a shower room.