Extension roof types: Which will suit your project best?

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(Image credit: Martin Safro)

There are many different extension roof types out there to consider — something that only serves to add to the decisions that need to be made when building an extension

The type of roof you choose to create the new addition to your home will play a huge role in defining the finished look of your project — both externally as well as internally. While some people choose to mirror the roof used in the construction of the original building, others seize the opportunity to create contrast through a completely different type of roof.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.