Roof Pitch of a Garage


Postby kbrownie » Thu May 07, 2009 11:29 am

Hi all,
I have decided to build a garage, well my builder friend will do the building the shell, but i'll be getting my hands dirty too.
I'm about to put in for PP, I'm having a go at the design and drawing up of plans myself. So is there a permitted pitch that the roof should be it's a stand alone single story build, with double skin brick and block work. I hope to install solar panels to the roof either part of the roof or fixed on to of it.
would really appreciate any advise.
KB
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Postby stoneyboy » Thu May 07, 2009 8:27 pm

kbrownie,
Suggest you match the pitch of your house so the garage looks in keeping.
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Postby kbrownie » Thu May 07, 2009 10:10 pm

cheers Stoneyboy,
So no strict guidelines then?
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri May 08, 2009 8:26 pm

kbrownie,
If you want it to be more than just a garage eg workshop, if you make the pitch steeper you can then go for a collared roof which will give you greater headroom (and more storage).
Cheapest option would be a flat roof. The steeper the pitch on a pitched roof the more tiles will be needed and will cost more.
Cost it both ways and decide from there.
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Postby bd3cc » Fri May 08, 2009 8:58 pm

only that certain tiles are suitable for certain pitches, so if you match your existing pitch, and use the same tiles you should be ok
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Postby kbrownie » Sat May 09, 2009 10:35 am

Thanks for advise guys, great help.
My intention is like most garages no longer used to put car in overnight or for safety but to use as workshop and storage.
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