From flat to pitched
Choosing the right roof for your home is an important decision.
Nothing makes a statement about your home quite like the roof. Whether your design tastes are contemporary or traditional, each roof shape provides a distinct set of aesthetic and performance advantages. Different roof styles can also be combined to create a bespoke solution that suits your home’s look and location in the perfect way.
Contemporary yet subtle, flat roofs have grown in popularity in recent years. With a slope between 1 to 10 degrees, this roof shape is particularly common in warmer climates with less rain and snowfall. From a serene elevated garden to a functional terrace, you can also use the flat surface to create an extra living space for your family.
A gable roof is one everyone is most familiar with. Also called a ‘saddle roof’, a pitched gable roof is one of the most popular roof shapes and has been used for centuries due to its domestic look and structural strength.
Also known as a ‘shed roof’, this single-sloped design is typically angled towards the side of your home that is most exposed to wind, rain or snow. In addition to providing reassuring protection, the asymmetric shape allows for large areas of glazing on the higher side of your home, letting in plenty of sunlight.
Hipped roofs slope on all sides to create a traditional profile that evokes thoughts of home and comfort. The lack of flat and vertical surfaces make these types of roofs more stable and durable in high winds, as well as providing reliable snow and rain drainage.
A combination of the gable and hipped roof designs, this roof features a large gable end with shortened, clipped edges. This results in a stable roof which is especially suited to rectangular homes often exposed to strong winds.
Working on two sides like a gable roof, gambrel roofs are characterised by having two slopes on each side instead of one. The top slope is at a much lower pitch than the bottom, often at a steep, almost vertical angle. As well as being extremely eye-catching, it also creates a more practical space in your home’s attic, allowing family life to thrive and expand.
Featuring a double slope on every side, Mansard roofs were a popular sight in 17th Century Paris. This elegant, classical design maximises space in the attic whilst adding an edge of prestige and sophistication to your property.