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Loft conversion - hipped roof

Postby *Janty* » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:24 am

Hi, we have a detached 3 bedroomed house with 4 sidede hipped roof. What are the possibilities of converting the loft using dormer windows?
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Postby eljaybee » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:39 am

Anything is potentially possible and can be designed by a strucvtural engineer, but there are a number of factors to consider :-

Building Regs
How much you want to spend
Layout of the existing property
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Postby dennis graham » Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:17 pm

Hi, depending on height, and assuming a foundation footprint of aprox 6mtrs square, the rule of thumb is you can usually build a dorma as wide is your ridge is long. Other more drastic option is to extend the brickwork on two opposite gables, this will give a far larger room. In my experience its not cost effective to convert a roof such as yours. regards DG
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