Hip to Gable Loft Conversion
Here at Merton Loft Conversion, the most common service that we are requested from customers are hip to gable loft conversions. For customers within Merton, and areas such as Wimbledon Chase, Sutton, Streatham Common, Balham, Wandsworth, Surrey, Fulham, Morden, Croydon, Epsom, Mitcham, New Malden, Wimbledon and others a hip to gable loft conversion is more suitable for their lofts. Some customers have issues when applying for the planning permission for a larger loft conversion such as a mansard or a dormer, but hip to gable loft conversions do not need planning permission.
Hip to gable conversions often convert the space within your loft without having to extend the loft outwards like a mansard or dormer, and instead maximise the space you already have. These are the most efficient and practical within the area, and often do not require the same investment that other loft conversions may.
Average cost of a Hip to Gable Loft Conversion?
With a hip to gable loft conversion, you will not be investing the same amounts financially as you may a mansard or a dormer conversion. A hip to gable often requires a smaller investment of £15,000 - £25,000 depending on your requirements and needs throughout the project. This budget could also include furniture and finishing’s of the converted loft itself. With a hip to gable conversion, since the main conversion is the boarding and structural safety of the loft flooring, the overall investment needed is lower. Much of the other hip to gable work comes from the straightening of the roofing sides, to ensure that the maximisation of space within the loft conversion itself is effective and productive.
Once the roofing sides have been worked on and the loft flooring itself has been sufficiently improved and strengthened, the main bulk of the work comes furniture, additions and finishing’s.
While a larger amount of the budget would go towards the structural work of the conversion, the remaining budget (depending on what has been organised) would then go towards the furniture and finishing’s of the converted room. Since the additions may be anything from a Juliet balcony to an ordinary sized balcony, this will affect the overall amount of budget and investment necessary.
However, the finishing’s and furniture itself may also be costly depending on what you decide to go forward with. The average budget distribution would usually be 20% for furnishings and furniture, since it ends up being the least expensive part of the conversion process, and if you spend enough time looking you would find cheaper alternatives for all selections and needs.
How long does a Hip to Gable loft conversion take?
The average timescale for a hip to gable loft conversion is also relatively small compared to other loft conversion processes. A mansard conversion can take up to 14-18 weeks depending on everything that you would like to include, while a dormer conversion could take 10-12 weeks. The average time for a hip to gable loft conversion to be completed is 6-8 weeks depending on requirements that the customer may have. This is something that you would usually discuss with us, since the needs and requirements of your specific loft conversion may be longer or even shorter. The average hip to gable loft conversion would take 6-8 weeks which can be anything from 2 to 10 weeks faster than the other loft conversion options, meaning that the investment costs are much lower in terms of raw material costs and labour costs.
When you consider the return of investment opportunities that hip to gable loft conversions provide, the option to convert your loft is attractive. The property value raises significantly with a loft conversion, since the extra living space is in high demand in most London homes. There is also a return when considering the option to using that extra living space provided, since you can gain both enjoyment and joy is using the room. There is an entertainment value within the loft conversion depending on what you decide to do with the living space, and that could also play a part in paying you back in droves.
If you have been considering the option of a hip to gable loft conversion in the Merton, Wimbledon Chase, Sutton, Streatham Common, Balham, Wandsworth, Surrey, Fulham, Morden, Croydon, Epsom, Mitcham, New Malden, Wimbledon and surrounding areas of Merton, then contact us here at Merton Loft Conversion! Call us at 02080501392 or fill out the form on the top for a free, non-obligation call.