What is a dual pitched roof and what are the pros and cons?

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Dual pitched roofs are among the most common in the UK — but what does it mean and what do they look like? 

Having a firm grasps on construction terms and phrases such as foundation types, roof pitch and building materials will ensure any project, big or small will be clear and easy to follow, for both you and your architect/supplier. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.