Pitched roof garden office designs
A pitched roof adds a lot to the character of a garden office. It can also increase the headroom internally, creating a room with a more airy feel than its flat roof counterparts. This page looks at examples of pitched roof garden offices, which might give you ideas for your own project.
2.5m high pitched roof offices
By far, most of the garden offices built each year are flat-roofed. Well, they are not completely flat, as they have a slope for water to run off. They are popular because they are often 2.5m high. This makes them flexible when it comes to positioning under the Permitted Development rules.
There are, however, a few shallow pitched roof designs on the market, that have an overall height of 2.5m. You might want to look at the work of Smart Garden Offices & Timeless Garden Rooms if this is what you are looking for.
Most pitched roof designs are taller though, allowing a steeper pitch, which can look very attractive. A taller building also increases the ceiling height within the room. Some designs have trusses cutting through this space, while others are designed to create open, cathedral-like ceilings.
Mono pitched garden offices
Several styles of pitched roof are used in garden office design. There is a single slope, referred to as a mono-pitch or pent roof. These designs feature a steeper slope than used on designs that are classed as flat-roofed. The slope can run from back to front or side to side.
Dual pitch roof offices
The most common pitched roof design is the dual pitch or apex roof. This style creates the cathedral-like high ceiling. They also offer the option of incorporating glazing into the gable end walls. Such high-level light can be a real bonus. Some companies will create triangular windows in the gable, while companies like Smart Garden Offices offer the option of round porthole-like windows.
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Pitched roof coverings
Pitched roof designs, open up a palette of different roof coverings not available to flat roof designs. Asphalt shingles, a bitumen based sheet of tiles with coloured mineral chips. Create a tiled roof effect. Cedar shingles are an option. Like Cedar cladding, they offer a long maintenance free lifespan. They are also aesthetically pleasing because of their reddish brown colour and the texture they offer. Timeless Garden Rooms are known for the Cedar shingle tiled roofs.
Some companies use lightweight tiles or manmade slates which are lighter than the real thing. They create a more modern finish than the more rustic Cedar shingles. Garden Spaces contemporary pitched roof designs feature tiled roofs.
Examples of pitched roof garden offices:
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Talk with a
Has this page given you ideas for your garden office project? Well, the next stage is to talk to a few garden office experts who specialise in creating personalised garden workspaces. They will work closely with you to turn your vision into a reality.