Our guide to single storey extension roof options
26 May 2021 |Advice & Guidance
Modern single storey extensions have become a firm favourite for a whole host of reasons, most notably for the way they effortlessly blur the boundaries between inside and outside spaces.
Eye-catching, weather-resistant, and thermally efficient, if you’re dreaming of a new kitchen extension or updating an existing extension, have you considered the style of roof yet?… Even if you have, carry on reading to fully understand the roofing options available to you to make your new or improved single storey extension your own.
Your guide to single storey extension roof options in Kent
Flat roof extension designs
We’re often asked, ‘can you have a flat roof on an extension?’ Quite simply, yes, you can!
Depending on your specific improvement project, you can choose from several square or rectangular sizes to suit your individual needs. At the cutting-edge of chic architectural design, our fabulous flat roof extensions can be tailored accordingly:
Solid flat roof system, no rooflights
Solid flat roof extensions eliminate any transparent elements whilst adding essential layers of insulation, which inevitably improves thermal efficiency right across the board. The ideal alternative for properties where a bulky pitched roof would overshadow or block existing windows, you can also look forward to:
- Complete privacy from above
- Improved acoustics
- An additional space that seamlessly blends with the rest of your home
- An extension roof strong enough to span up to 5.8m above bi-fold or sliding doors without expensive and often unsightly additional support.
Minimalist flat rooflights
Our fixed flat rooflight option sits flush to the internal plasterboard, delivering a contemporary frameless appearance inside, coupled with on trend, streamlined exterior aesthetics. Flooding the space with natural light whilst staying warm and cosy all year round, sleek flat rooflights tick all the boxes when it comes to creating enviable modern contemporary styling. State-of-the-art flat rooflights also offer:
- Contemporary ‘edge-to-edge’ glazing
- A minimalist internal finish
- Noise reducing glazing, reducing external noise by up to 36DB
- The possibility of extra-large rooflights up to 23m².
Classic lantern rooflight
Creating traditional orangery aesthetics with ease, our elegant pitched lantern roof option is designed to accommodate traditionally styled homes in Kent. Creating the perfect focal point for any classically styled flat roof extension, our lovely lantern rooflight option delivers:
- Unmatched grandeur
- A unique Stormshield feature, providing triple layers of protection again extreme weather
- A super strong ridge, allowing for less bars than other lanterns and impressive spans up to 4 m x 5.85 m
- A 25° pitch that effectively draws more light in to the space.
Flat roof extension extras
For a really state-of-the-art look, take your new flat roof extension to the next level with an extended internal plastered soffit system, a modern overhang on the roof to shelter the doors and level external flooring options to harmoniously unite inside and outside spaces like no other.
No matter which roof option takes your fancy, each style is guaranteed to provide:
- A unique selling point
- The quickest assembly time
- U-values as low as 0.14W/m2K
- Increased property value.
More single storey extension roof ideas
Single storey extensions are incredibly versatile and can be designed in a number of ways. So, other than flat roof extensions, what other roof designs are available?…
|Roof shape||Material||Most suited to|
|☐ Edwardian roof||Ridged roof||Glass / Tiled / Both||Any home|
|☐ Gable roof||Triangular front||Glass / Tiled / Both||Larger homes|
|☐ Victorian roof||3 or 5 faceted sloped roof||Glass / Tiled / Both||Traditional homes|
|☐ Lean-to roof||Sloped roof, connected to the properties longest wall||Glass / Tiled / Both||Any home, especially those with low eaves e.g. bungalows|
|☐ T-Shaped roof||Lean-to + Victorian, Gable or Edwardian roof styles||Glass / Tiled / Both||Larger homes|
|☐ P-Shaped roof||Lean-to + Victorian roof styles||Glass / Tiled / Both||Detached homes|
If an existing extension is experiencing draughts, leaks, or interruptions from external noise, each roof option listed above can also be considered to bring ageing roofs up to date with a rejuvenating conservatory roof replacement.
High performance single storey extension roof designs in Maidstone
Completely customisable with a range of materials, including uPVC and aluminium, and home extension roofing options, we can create bespoke single storey extensions designed to meet your exact specifications and lifestyle.