Looking for an annexe with that little extra something? A pitched roof annexe might be the ideal solution. Read our blog to find out everything you need to know about our pitched roof granny annexes.
Why Choose a Pitched Roof?
There are many reasons you might have decided that you would like a pitched roof annexe. And it might just be as simple as you like the way they look!
First, we will discuss why most annexes and our core range, usually come with a flat roof.
Flat roofs are practical when building a granny annexe – they make the overall structure of the annexe easier to transport and make installation faster. Flat roofs also look contemporary and will sit comfortably alongside a semi-modern brick-built house without looking out of place or at odds.
And contrary to popular belief – flat roofs are no more prone to water leaks than any other type of roof. With modern materials and technology, that’s a myth of bye-gone times – the quality of the build also counts – a cowboy builder will mess up any type of roof, not just a flat one. That’s why we advise sticking to reputable companies when building a granny annexe. An annexe builder should be able to provide references and show you examples of their previous projects.
Flat roofs also make things easier when it comes to planning permission for your granny annexe as they are less unobtrusive and less likely to impose over your neighbours. This is really important if you live in a built-up urban area – a pitched roof can stick out like a sore thumb, visible from your neighbours’ gardens and likely to draw in complaints.
So why wouldn’t you want a flat roof?
For many, the look of a pitched roof simply looks more classic in design than a contemporary flat roof. This is especially important in conservation areas where any new building must meet strict regulations pertaining to the way the building looks.
A conservation area might have a stipulation that all buildings have roofs of a certain pitch angle and that they are covered in a particular colour of slate or cladding. In these circumstances, your chances of having your granny annexe granted planning permission rest entirely on the way it will look and blend in with the local character.
Even if you don’t live in a listed building or conservation area, if you have an older style house with a pitched roof you will naturally want your granny annexe to match the main property and not be too obvious.
Or, as mentioned, perhaps you just prefer the rustic classic look of a pitched roof!
Our Pitched Roof Annexes
As mentioned, our core annexe range comes as standard with a flat roof. However, we recognise that everyone is different and may want to make changes to the style of their annexe. That’s why each of our annexes can have a pitched roof instead.
Each annexe in our range can be adapted to suit your needs and give you the maximum chance of pleasing planners.
We offer a range of tile cladding, from slate to cedar and if you are looking for something more bespoke or to fit special requirements, we can build a completely custom granny annexe. This is often an option taken by customers who live in conservation areas.
Want to ask a question about pitched roof annexes? Get in touch with our friendly team who will be able to advise you on what we can do to help you achieve your dream granny annexe.