ROOF SHAPES

Click on each image to view an interactive 3D model of the different roof shapes

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Gable

A Gable Roof is most probably the most common of roof shapes. It is when two of the side walls are build-up to the underside of the roof with the roof projecting over the walls. If the walls were to be build up higher than the roof it would be called a Parapet Roof.

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Hipped

A Hipped Roof is when the walls are at the same level with the roof sloping down to all the sides from a middle point, also referred to as the ridge line.

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Dutch Hipped

A Dutch Hipped roof is very similar to a Hipped Roof with the hip-apex off-set to the wall creating a cantilever hipped end, however the end are cut-off and the gable wall is build up to create the "Barn Type" look.

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Louvred Hipped

The Louvred Hipped roof is also similar to the hipped roof, but the ridge line is extend from the apex and end in a vertical louvred end to allow for ventilation through the roof space.

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Flat Roof

A Flat Roof is simply what is says, a flat roof. This roof type can be constructed with only loose timber referred to as Rafters or roof trusses can be used if there is enough height available to accommodate a stubbed-truss design.