How to Add a Pitched Roof Extension: Ideas, Costs and Advice

Stone clad extension to cottage with large sliding doors
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Adding extra space with a pitched roof extension will enable your existing home to properly function for your family and lifestyle. Pitched roofs can be adapted to suit the particular location's tradition or put a new style spin on an existing structure — be it contemporary or period-style. Plus, they look great when used during a large two-storey addition, as well as a petite extension. 

There's a lot that goes into building an extension, so having a basic grasp of the shape, size and style of your dream new space will help to create a brief for your architect at the design stage of a project. 

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.