Project Description

The steeply pitched roofs of Cotswold Buildings is arguably one of the key charms of the style.

Many old houses would once have had thatched roofs which require a steep pitch in order to shed water quickly.

The steep pitch of say 52deg is plesant to look at and provides plenty of usable roof space however the overall span of the building must be limited in order to avoid overly massive roof areas.

When desiging vernacular garaging to accompany listed and historic buildings and in conservation areas generally we keep the overall ridge height of the garage to 6m.

We do this by utilising a cat slide roof section which is used for the nose of the car.

This well utilised design allows a vernacular looking steeply pitched roof of modest proportions with the over all plan depth required for modern vehicles.