Brilliant flat roof ideas for self builds and extensions

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(Image credit: Martin Gardner)

Armed with the right flat roof ideas, your project could end up looking unique and eye-catching. 

Flat roofs don’t just look visually striking, they also come with a whole host of other advantages when compared to traditional pitched types of roof. But in the past, poorly constructed, unattractive flat roof examples have given flat roofs a bad reputation. Things have of course changed these days and there is absolutely no reason to shy away from opting for this roof style for your self build, extension or renovation project.

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.