Roof Ends – Gable
The term Gable end usually also includes the triangle of wall beneath the roof covering.
Roof Ends – Full Hip
A hip is where the end of the roof is sloped from the eaves level up to the ridge.
Roof Ends – Barn Hip
A barn hip can also be called a half hip, clipped gable or Dutch hip. This is where the top portion of the gable is replaced with a small hip.
Roof Ends – Gablet
A gablet, also called a Dutch gable, is where you have a hip end with a small gable at the top.
A catslide roof is a roof that continues down below the main eaves height and allows you to have a greater depth of building without increasing your ridge height.
Dovecotes come in two types, functional and non-functional. The only difference between the two is that the function one has internal partitions so that a dove will nest in one of the compartments. Doves will not nest in a non-functional as the wind will just blow right through.
They are made of oak with a lead roof and have 4 openings on each side. Each opening has a small perch for a bird to land on. Each dovecote come with a saddle suitable for the roof it is going on that will need to be leaded, by your roofing contractor, to weather it to your roof covering.
Our clock towers are much the same as the Dovecotes except all four sides are boarded and we supply one clock face to be fixed to one of the sides. The clock faces come in a choice of six colours Black, British Racing Green, Navy Blue, Light French Blue, Burgandy and White. You can have extra faces and electric operation at additional cost. You can also fit a weathervane if required as shown in photo.