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Half Hipped Roof

Discussion in 'Building' started by theprinceofdarkness, 27 Nov 2016.

  1. theprinceofdarkness


    25 Feb 2005
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    United Kingdom
    I am toying with the idea of a loft extension. The easiest way is to just use windows inserted in place of some tiles. The way to gain more headroom (and living) room is to insert a "box" in place of a section of the original roof slope (dormer). In general dormers tend to look massive and ugly.
    As I think our bungalow is right up against the 50 Cu. m. non-PP limit, I shall have to tiptoe around the planning issues. So my ides is to extend the current (hipped) ridge beam, so the "lean back" of the end is a half of its current value, say from 4 to 2m. Then glaze the new half hippped end. This would give a room with some Pzazz and reduce the mass outside. The new all-glazed end would be part of the roof structure and inside its a compromise, no vertical wall to put furniture up against but increased length of head height. I do not believe there will be any "overlooking" problems,
    Any one seen it done? Any obvious draw backs other then size v. cost?
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