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Vaulted ROOF or ceiling for extension ?

Discussion in 'Building' started by davidnow, 23 Oct 2020.

  1. davidnow

    davidnow

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    Hi,
    I am looking to build an extension to my bungalow and I'm putting plans together now.

    I'm looking at a 10m x 7.6m extension to house a living room and kitchen, and have a draft floorplan.

    Kitchen/Diner 5.5m x 7.3m
    Living 4m x 7.3m

    The existing 1960s building has regular 8ft ceilings with loft space above.

    I was initially looking to have similar ceilings in the extension, but I am considering having a vaulted roof with roof lights instead.

    What would be the pros and cons of this approach. In particular would the build costs be significantly different ?

    All doors and windows to the extension would be on the non gable walls, ie those at eaves height , so there would be no opportunity for ridge height glazing.

    Any comments welcome.

    Thanks
     
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  3. mikeey84

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    I think the build will be slightly different, but shouldn't add significant cost (apart from the roof lights)

    I converted an extension to vaulted and the bco wanted some additional strapping but apart from that it was fairly straightforward
     
  4. 23vc

    23vc

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    Significant extra cost I’d say, ridge beam if it’s a duo pitch, insulation more expensive, larger timbers can cost more than trusses. By far a nicer end result tho
     
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