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    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 16th May 17, 2:39 PM
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    Costs - raise pitched roof on one side to create flat roof? Photos added!
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    • 16th May 17, 2:39 PM
    Costs - raise pitched roof on one side to create flat roof? Photos added! 16th May 17 at 2:39 PM
    We have a sloping kitchen ceiling (pitched roof?)

    We would like to level it off by raising one side to create a flat roof.

    The size of the room that has this roof is 5m x 2.7m

    Any idea how much this may cost? eg 3k, 10k or more?

    I should explain why we are considering this.....
    This is the kitchen, and the ceiling slopes downwards towards the garden.
    The kitchen is through the wall to dining room and we plan to knock 2 rooms together.

    The wall where the hob and sink are both on is 5m long and we plan to install sliding/bifold doors around 3.5m length.
    Above the sink currently is 1 velux.
    We think the simplest thing is to remove the walls/install doors and 2 or 3 velux.
    However hubby thinks it would look sooo much better if the roof didnt slope down at the end.

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    • Furts
    • By Furts 16th May 17, 2:56 PM
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    Leaving aside the cost you first have to ask why do it? Any Architect, or Building Regulations inspector will tell you flat roofs are a potential nightmare and unsuited to the British climate. Poor workmanship. ongoing maintenance, and short life spans all go with this.
    • Wookey
    • By Wookey 16th May 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 3:13 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 3:13 PM
    I would agree with Furts on this, a pitched tiled/slated roof will last a lifetime, a flat roof i would give no more than 20 years at best before needing redone, any serious leakage during that timespan could cost a small fortune. House builders are always looking to cut costs but one thing they do not compromise on is putting flat roofs on houses due to the huge potential issues with them.
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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 16th May 17, 3:54 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 3:54 PM
    Pitched roofs are much better, and your insurance company may not like your new flat roof, causing your premiums to rise.

    Is there a reason why you want a flat roof?
    • J B
    • By J B 16th May 17, 3:56 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 3:56 PM
    Hmm, why indeed.

    Stick a couple of Velux in if you want more light.

    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 16th May 17, 4:04 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 4:04 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 4:04 PM
    Pitched roofs are much better, and your insurance company may not like your new flat roof, causing your premiums to rise.
    Originally posted by Annie1960

    I have to agree. Every year when I shop around for house insurance, pretty much every company asks the question "Does your house have any flat roofs ? ". They're a liability, and a potentially costly one at that.
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th May 17, 5:34 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:34 PM
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    • 16th May 17, 5:34 PM
    We spent thousands getting rid of our flat roofed extension, giving it a pitched roof instead. It was still sound, but it did nothing for the appearance of the property.

    I therefore can't imagine why anyone would do the reverse of what we did, probably reducing the value of the house in the process.
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    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 16th May 17, 10:07 PM
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    Last edited by ellie27; 16-05-2017 at 10:11 PM. Reason: .
    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 16th May 17, 10:12 PM
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    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 17th May 17, 7:25 AM
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    get another velux put in at the dark end
    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 17th May 17, 8:48 AM
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    I posted pics, don't see them now.
    How do you post a pic thats on your computer? Perhaps I am doing it wrong!
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 17th May 17, 9:34 AM
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    I can see them, but normally you put them on a hosting site like this:


    https://postimage.io/

    and post the code they give you.
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    • J B
    • By J B 17th May 17, 6:49 PM
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    I posted pics, don't see them now.
    How do you post a pic thats on your computer? Perhaps I am doing it wrong!
    Originally posted by ellie27
    I can see them fine ...

    EDIT - I see you have edited your original text.
    For folks like me, who only start reading from where we left off last time, I only stumbled across that by accident.

    A reply after the questions asked would have been easier to follow IMHO
    Last edited by J B; 17-05-2017 at 6:57 PM.
    • d0nkeyk0ng
    • By d0nkeyk0ng 17th May 17, 8:52 PM
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    You don't need a flat roof. You need more light. As above, eother more Velux windows or just regular windows.

    As for insurance, I have a flat roof over the utility room. When looking for insurance quotes, the percentage of flat roof of the total was more important.
    • ellie27
    • By ellie27 17th May 17, 9:26 PM
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    Yes, 2 or 3 velux along the ceiling is what we were originally thinking til husband said he wanted 'wow factor'!
    • the_r_sole
    • By the_r_sole 17th May 17, 10:07 PM
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    Yes, 2 or 3 velux along the ceiling is what we were originally thinking til husband said he wanted 'wow factor'!
    Originally posted by ellie27
    well, you'd get the wow factor right enough, people would be walking in saying "wow, why the ... have you changed a pitched roof into a flat one?!"
    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 17th May 17, 10:17 PM
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    you would also have to take the windows out of the flat roof, skylights in a flat roof are a mare for leaking problems.
    • 27cool
    • By 27cool 18th May 17, 4:25 PM
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    This has got to be one of the least well thought out ideas that I've seen on this forum.
    • J B
    • By J B 18th May 17, 6:15 PM
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    well, you'd get the wow factor right enough, people would be walking in saying "wow, why the ... have you changed a pitched roof into a flat one?!"
    Originally posted by the_r_sole
    You beat me to it!!!
    • Andy L
    • By Andy L 18th May 17, 6:56 PM
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    This has got to be one of the least well thought out ideas that I've seen on this forum.
    Originally posted by 27cool
    Obviously you don't visit the Discussion Time Board then
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