Roofing Options

Gable ended roofs : a section of a building’s outside wall that is shaped like a triangle and that is formed by two sections of the roof sloping down. The gable at the end of a ridge-roofed structure, or gable end, usually has straight sides, follows the roof’s slope, and is often bounded by the roof’s overhanging eaves.

Gable roofed options can be utilised well where first floor accommodation is required as it allows more internal standing and headroom in garage situations.

Hip roof, also called hipped roof, roof that slopes upward from all sides of a structure, having no vertical ends. The hip is the external angle at which adjacent sloping sides of a roof meet. The degree of such an angle is referred to as the hip bevel. The triangular sloping surface formed by hips that meet at a roof’s ridge is called a hip end. A pyramidal hipped roof, also known as a pavilion roof, is hipped equally at all corners and the hips meet at a single peak, but the more common form of hip roof is above a rectangular structure, where a roof ridge meets two hips at either end.

A variant is the half-hipped or Barn hipped roof, which has gable ends truncated by the eaves of a small hip end that descends a short distance from the roof ridge. This type of roofs can be utilised with first floor accomodation in garage situations.

Catslide means a lower eaves height usually at the rear of the building, but can also be at the sides. Catslides allow a lower ridge height which can help if you are trying to keep below a 4 metre overall height. This also means you have reduced headroom in a catslide design, so it is worth thinking about all the usage and planning issues before choosing a final design with us.

Design Options

Extra wide bays means that the distance from the upright oak posts is widened to allow for easier driving access; It also allows much more space within the garage to open car doors and get in and out more comfortably. Most clients opt for wider bays and we design each garage to your requirements.

Materials choices are mostly about roof covering and external cladding.

Roofing choices are usually either traditional clay roof tiles or slate. There are many variations of both and other roof coverings, such as cedar shingles. It is worth discussing the best option for your particular project and whether you need to match materials.

Cladding choices are usually either straight feather edge or more rustic waney edge. There are many different woods and profiles that can be used. It is worth discussing with us, the best choice for your particular project.

First floor rooms over garaging are a way of enhancing internal floor space to your property. Please note in some areas of the UK it is very difficult to gain planning approval for ancillary accommodation. Please discuss with us at an early stage of your project to avoid any wasted time and money.

Most logstores are built under low catslide areas and are therefore in areas of reduced headroom. Logstores can add more visual interest to an oak framed outbuilding and provide a tradition look especially if you plan to have closed garage bays. Please discuss your ideas with us and we can provide you with the best advice for your requirements.