Flat roof extension ideas for every style of home and budget

contemporary flat roof extension
(Image credit: Will Pryce)

Flat roof extension ideas are popular for many reasons. Great for those looking to maximise internal space and often cheaper to construct than pitched roof extensions, they also offer up the scope to use a wide range of roof covering materials, from metal to green roofs. 

When building an extension you will obviously have your own ideas about what you need from the new space, but speaking to an architect or designer should be really useful when it comes to exploring all the options in terms of the kinds of construction systems and designs that will best suit your home and budget. 

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.