So you’ve decided you want to transform your loft space and use it for something more than an oversized storage cupboard for dusty boxes and Christmas decorations but you have no idea where to begin or which type of loft conversion to choose from?
We list the pros and cons of a Gable-End loft conversion to help you make the best choice for your home.
Advantages To A Gable-End Loft Conversion
Gable-End Loft Conversions Add Space
Considering that a Gable-End loft conversion comprises of a significant structural change to your roof, by altering the sloping sides of your roof to vertical ones, you get a lot more space than with any other kind of loft conversion. Perfect if you’re needing more usable floor space and if you want that extra head room.
Gable-End Stair Conversion
A Gable-End loft conversion generates tons more space, making it easier and providing plenty of room for a fully integrated staircase. This means your new loft conversion will conform well with the rest of your home, creating a much nicer flow to your house and a more cohesive look.
Loft Conversion Extra Room
With all that extra space, you may decide you want more than one room in your new loft conversion or perhaps a bedroom with an en-suite. You can maximise a Gable-End loft conversion in lots of different ways, creating the ultimate extension to your home.
Disadvantages To A Gable-End Loft Conversion
Not Every Property Is Suitable For A Gable-End
Unfortunately, not every property will be suitable for a Gable-End loft conversion, due to the considerable structural changes to the roof. While many detached and semi-detached homes are compatible with this type of conversion, if you have a bungalow or a terraced house it’s not as likely that it will be suitable for your property. It’s worth getting an assessment to see if the structure and architecture of your property will lend itself to a Gable-End conversion.
Gable-End Exterior Changes
Gable-End loft conversions involve making exterior alterations to your house, which means the materials and the finishing touches need to closely match what you already have, or it can end up looking extremely obvious that you’ve had work done to the top of your home.
Cost Of A Gable-End
Compared to the cost of other types of loft conversions, such as Velux and Dormer lofts, a Gable-End loft conversion will set you back more financially, which is purely down to the significant amount of work and construction that would be needed to complete such a project.
Planning Permission Of A Gable-End
You may not necessarily need planning permission for your Gable-End loft conversion but because you’ll be changing the shape of your roof, it’s more likely that you will need planning permission with this type of conversion compared to other types of loft conversions.
We hope our pros and cons of a Gable-End loft conversion have made it easier for you to decide but if you’d like to speak to us and ask us some direct questions, please feel free to contact us here 01273 539124 or email us.