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A bungalow with hipped roof and attic bedrooms, designed to make the most of a small plot.
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.
Insulating the top and bottom of your home is in many ways a decision between extra thickness or extra spend
Most self-builders, architects and developers have considered adding a living green roof to their properties. A green roof is the ultimate in sustainability. It all sorts of benefits with it including added insulation, BREEAM credits, stunning good...
There are more ways than ever to build a roof structure - some quicker and easier than others. Mark Brinkley explains the various options, including the flat roof, the curved roof, the panellised roof and the trussed roof.
Expert advice on how to go about designing the roof for your self-build. Including advice on pitch, trusses, roof types and insulation.
Flat roofs are back in favour, but what are your best material options?
A quick guide to the different types of roof coverings
Tim Pullen explores the different types of green roof, and the costs and implications involved