Hip to Gable Loft Conversions

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.

Cost of a hip to gable loft conversion in London?

The average cost of a hip to gable loft conversion within the London borough of Merton would be £19,000 to complete from the planning phase to the end of construction. The average price range of a hip to gable loft conversion within the borough of Merton means that a hip to gable conversion could cost anywhere between £15,000 - £25,000 to complete. Hip to gable loft conversions often require the least amount of construction work to complete due to the lack of extension work that is necessary. The general cost of hip to gable loft conversions come from the number of additions or fixtures that you would like to have installed within the loft itself. Since raw materials and labour hours would generally be lower than dormer loft conversions or mansard loft conversions, additions and fixtures contribute to the overall cost more.

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.

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A hip to gable loft conversion within the London borough of Merton should take 5 weeks to complete on average. A hip to gable loft conversion may take anywhere between 3 – 6 weeks to complete from the planning phase to the end of construction. The lack of construction work that is required on the project and the lack of extension means that the overall length of the project is shorter than other loft conversion alternatives. Most of the construction time for hip to gable loft conversions mainly come from installations or fixtures that you may want to install, such as a large fish tank or LED lights. If you are within the Merton area and you would like a hip to gable loft conversion, then contact us at Merton Loft Conversion today. We service the London borough of Merton and surrounding areas.

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.