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Flat roof extensions

Not convinced about flat roof extensions?

Maybe it’s time to change your mind!
If you are put off by the idea of a flat roof extension, it might be time to reconsider. They have earned a bit of a bad reputation over the years, but a lot has changed since the 1960s and 70s.

So why should you consider a flat roof extension for your property? There are plenty of reasons, but here are some of the main ones:

They do not leak

One of the reasons why many people don’t like flat roofs is because they think they have a tendency to leak. Flat roof construction back in the 60s and 70s was not as good as nowadays. Thanks to new methods and materials, they are a good quality option and don’t run the risk of leaking!

They are not actually flat

Flat roofs have a slope that lets the rain drain off them.

They are cheaper and easier to build than pitched roofs

You can use your flat roof extension in different ways

You can have a balcony, a terrace or even a garden. Having a garden roof is a very eco friendly idea because you can slightly reduce the impact of your building on land and it also looks beautiful!

Flat roofs are often considered more contemporary, aesthetically, than pitched roofs

Internal space is not reduced compared to pitched roofs

With a pitched roof, due to the sloped angles, the internal space is not maximised as much as a flat roof, where you can make full use of a nice square space.

You can get more creative with light

You can add high-level windows to your extension or also lantern skylights which, thanks to their pyramid shape, get lots of natural light from the top throughout the whole day.

Therefore, given all these benefits, a flat roof extension is definitely something you should be thinking about. Not only are they one of the cheapest ways to build an extension, they are also one of the most reliable and stylish!

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