Gable end roof extension

I am planning to extend a 1960s Gable ended Bungalow. The height to the roof of the Bungalow is just over 4m at a 30 degree angle. Ideally I would like to make the extension the same height elongating the Bungalow but when researching Extensions most seem to drop a metre and have a step in the roof height however this would reduce the ceiling height. So what are the problems of extending the existing Gable end roof at the same height? Any advice appreciated Chris
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 02:22:09 -0800 (PST), a certain chimpanzee, BusaC

Often the reason extensions as you describe are lower is due to planning constraints. To avoid terracing (if all houses were extended, a row of semis would end up looking like a terrace), they ask for the extensions to be set back, usually by a metre. This has the knock-on effect of reducing the ridge height if you keep the roof pitches the same.
It may sound obvious, but check with Planning as to what would be acceptable.
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Thanks for the information Chris
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BusaC wrote:

We had our house extended - it's a 2-storey L-shaped semi - by extending the gable-ended end of the 'L'.. the roof line just continued on from the old one, and since we used reclaimed tiles you can't even tell where the new bit starts (except by looking at the length of next door's 'L'!
So other than what Hugo's already said at about local planning constraints, I can't see any particular problem.
David
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On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:26:45 +0000 Lobster wrote :

And if you're not able to do this, get the builder to move tiles from the back slope to the front to save an obvious join
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Great stuff Thank you Chris
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Great stuff Thank you Chris
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Hi David We are doing something similar hopefully ending with a T shape. Any Tips on making the job go smoothly? We are just at the planning ideas stage. Chris
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BusaC wrote:

TBH it would be "don't do it! move house instead" but that's just my jaundiced view after a bad experience - I actually thought it would be less aggro than moving home. But first and foremost don't use my f****ing builder! He went bust while building my extension.
Other than that - hard to be specific really.. pick a builder you reckon you can trust and get on with rather than going with the lowest quote; agree terms and payments up front and definitely make sure your payments don't get ahead of the value of the oustanding work; have a really detailed specification of what work will be done to avoid 'misunderstandings' later on; if (or rather when) you deviate from the agreed plan make sure you agree any budget implications in advance...
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Good advice, I will do some thorough checking of any the builder and take your advice on paperwork. Many thanks Chria
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Thank You to all who have replied. Good infomation Chris
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