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Flat roof extensions

Flat roof extensions

Flat roof extension Manchester

Flat roofs are commonly used in extensions – especially single-storey ones. Working out if a flat roof is better than a pitched roof is not that straightforward as it depends on the look you want to achieve and your budget.

Here are the pros and cons of flat roofs:


Costs: The obvious benefit of a flat roof is cost, as they are generally cheaper than an extension with a pitched roof. This is because there is less structural engineering involved and they are, for the most part, constructed from cheaper materials
More contemporary – flat roofs can have a great modern look; perfect for more contemporary buildings – although some more contemporary materials, such as zinc or optional cladding, can bring the costs up
Skylights and light wells – flat roof can incorporate important design elements, such as skylights and light wells
Despite the name, flat roofs do have a slight pitch to them, so rainwater will run off.


The ceiling inside will be lower, making the space appear smaller
A flat roof can require more maintenance over time, depending on the materials used
Their lifespan tends to be shorter than pitched roofs
Flat roofs are also not the most energy efficient form of design.
How Much Does A Flat Roof Extension Cost?
The cost of a flat roof extension depends on the type of extension you are going for and is dependent on many different factors, such as the size of the flat roof extension.
Flat roof extensions are a popular choice in Manchester – this cost-effective option can give a contemporary juxtaposition to a period property. While they don’t have the same lifespan as a pitched roof, the development of new materials means that a flat roof now might have a lifespan of around thirty years. However, the amount of time that a flat roof will last for will be down to the materials used and the level of workmanship.

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