Hip to Gable Loft Conversions Bristol

What is a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion?


A hip to gable loft conversion is the process of straightening an inwardly slanted roof. This type of loft conversion is best for detached, semi-detached, or end-terrace houses as it involves modifying the roof.

Adding a loft to your property in this way can greatly increase the amount of room you have to work with, alongside the value of your property should you wish to sell it. Hip to gable loft conversions make the most out of your existing plot, expanding into open space to reclaim some extra internal area.

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Loft Conversions Throughout the South West


We’ve been supplying Bristol, Bath, and the South West with excellent hip to gable loft conversions for more than ten years, and have helped to create many amazing final builds during this time. If you’re interested in a hip to gable loft conversion, or want to take a look at any of our other work, check out our portfolio.

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Loft Conversion FAQs

What is the best insulation to keep my loft conversion warm?

There are quite a few different types of loft insulation available such as:

  • Blanket
  • Loose fill
  • Sheet
  • Cavity wall

The exact type you choose can depend on your budget, property, and the specific conditions of your loft. We can help you find and fit the best insulation for your loft, ensuring warm rooms and peace and quiet through heat and sound proofing.

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What stairs do I put in a loft conversion?

Before you add stairs to your loft, it’s a good idea to consider what design you want first. Spiral staircases add a compact and elegant look to your build, while straight staircases are more traditional and straightforward.

Once you’ve decided which type you want, you then need to consider things like space, regulations, materials, and safety to ensure you install them in the right way. If this sounds like a lot to manage, you can work with us to get things done easily, quickly, and to a professional standard.

How do you budget for a hip to gable loft conversion?

To start your loft conversion budget, you’ll need to be aware of all the different elements involved. Things like windows, roofing, stair access, and even modifications to the building itself can all be factors to consider for a successful project. There are also sometimes unexpected costs that can occur, even if you prepare.

However, working with trusted specialists like the ones at Turner’s Lofts can offer an open look into what can be achieved and how much could cost – all with a free initial consultation.

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Do you need planning permission for a hip to gable loft conversion?

When a loft conversion makes significant modifications to the exterior of an existing structure, it may require planning permission. Hip to gable conversions involve changing the slant of the roof entirely, which can increase this chance. There are also other factors such as the status of the building and neighbourhood that could affect the need for planning permission.

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What lighting should I use in my loft conversion?

There is a range of lighting options that are perfect for hip to gable loft conversions, such as:

  • Natural lighting through regular or roof-installed windows
  • Lighting zones and controls
  • Energy-efficient LED fixtures

The type of lighting you choose should be determined by how you want the interior of your loft to look, what you plan to use it for, and your budget.

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Are there any fire safety requirements?

Fire safety is incredibly important for any building. If your hip to gable loft is intended for tenants, or you’re making one as part of a semi-detached or terraced house, it’s even more crucial to ensure your building and the people in and around it are safe.

Smoke alarms, fire escape measures, and fireproofed materials are all good ways to protect your building and its occupants. It’s important to have a good understanding of the regulations and recommendations to get the right solution – or to work with trusted industry professionals.

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Bristol Loft Conversions with Turner’s Lofts

At Turner’s Lofts, we have a commitment to providing friendly, professional service to every project. We’ve had a hand in countless hip to gable loft conversions over the years, and we bring this expertise with us to everything we work on, meaning you’ll benefit from our cumulative skill and understanding.

Get your free, no obligation quote to see how our hip to gable loft conversions can add value and uniqueness to your property while still fitting your budget and requirements.