Inspiration and advice for your building project
Flat roofs are back in favour with cutting edge designers - but have manufacturers really overcome the notorious maintenance problems such as adequate waterproofing and ventilation? Clive Fewins reports.
Continuing our comprehensive series looking at build costs, serial self-builder David Snell breaks down the figures for constructing the roof, including advice on which type of roof is best for your project and how to reduce build costs.
How to detect and repair problems if your home has a flat roof
A guide to converting a loft with a difficult roof construction. Includes advice on headroom, trussed rafters, telescopic joists, building regulations and more.
Declining numbers of insects, birds and other creatures, increasing problems with managing water supplies, the threat of global warming and the rising cost of living all seem to be in the news at the moment.
Expert advice on how to go about designing the roof for your self-build. Including advice on pitch, trusses, roof types and insulation.
A quick guide to the different types of roof coverings
Perhaps the best looking aspect of an eco house, Tim Pullen explores the different types of green roof and the costs and implications involved
Tim Pullen explores the different types of green roof, and the costs and implications involved
From slipped slated to sagging roofs, Ian Rock explains what to look out for and how to fix common roof problems