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January 23, 2017

Take a look at some of our most recent feedback posted to Trading Standards “buy with Confidence” by our great customers

January 25, 2017

Directors, Denise & Chris plan to run at least a mile-a-day for the whole of 2017 to raise funds for Taunton & District Mencap. The challenge is called a “running streak”.  Definition being, run at least one continuous mile within each calendar day under one’s own body power                

Sounds easy right! Please could you donate any amount possible here, thank you. 

January 24, 2017

We’re proud to be kit sponsors for the Wellington Wildcats Girls Under 15’s football team. Go wildcats!
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Hip-to-Gable

Hip to gable or raised gable is the perfect way to convert a hip-end 1920s -1930s semi-detached house. This type of loft conversion is typically carried out on roofs that has three sloping side. See some examples of the type of properties we are referring to can be viewed here. Other properties that can benefit from hip to gable loft conversions include detached houses and bungalows.

Most properties have a regular, ‘hipped’ roof with a sloping side. This means existing loft space is often limited, making it difficult to create a loft conversion without extending your property. This is why hip to gable loft conversions create so much space.

This type of loft conversion extends your property on the sloping side, effectively replacing the sloping roof with a vertical wall (the gable) at the end to the same height as the ridge, and filling in the space in between. The added space can then be used for whatever purpose you see fit, although typically they create huge master bedroom and en-suite.

Most hip-to-gable conversion are within permitted development rights and do not require a full planning application. They are also suitable for many bungalows and chalets too.
A few more details concerning permitted development can be view on our blog

The raised gable can be constructed in various materials to match your home such as brick, tiles, slate or render. You can see a few examples below.

Also take a look at a few of our case studies,

1930′s Semi Detached House – hip to tiled gable with flat roof dormer

1930′s Semi Detached House – hip to brick gable with flat roof dormer

A semi detached house having a hip-to-gable and rear flat roof dormer loft conversion

A Hip-to-Gable (brick) Loft Conversion with Flat Roof Dormer