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    Default Hip roof extension

    Hi all

    I am an owner builder in Sydney with a 1920s brick and terracotta tile home built with an 'L' shape footprint with a hip roof on each part of the 'L'.
    I want to add a room inside the 'L' so that the footprint becomes almost square. However I cannot see how i could do this with a new hip roof on the extension without getting a land valley (i think that is correct term) on one of adjoining sides.

    Only alternative I can see to completely rebuilding half the roof is to put a skillion roof on the extension with a slight incline. Neither is very desirable, either from a financial or an aesthetic point of view.

    Does anyone have any ideas or experience of doing such an extension?


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    Senior Member DvdHntr's Avatar
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    Oct 2007
    Seven Hills, NSW


    I can't see too many other options. Perhaps you could have a gable on the angle and have the ridge line slope towards the front?

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