8 Roof Design Ideas for Extensions

Contemporary extension by Stan Bolt to existing home
(Image credit: Nigel Rigden)

When adding extra space to your home, you not only have to consider how the new space will affect the flow of your interiors, but also how the extension will work with your home’s existing exterior. Your choice of roof design is an important element in how the addition will work with the original building.

Whether you want something sympathetic or to create an eye-catching contrast, you have various options when it comes to designing the roof for the extra space you are creating.

Sarah Handley

Sarah is a journalist, editor and the former Web Editor of homebuilding.co.uk. She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, her time with Homebuilding means she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.