Flat Roof Garage Designs

There are many different roofing formats that can be used on a garage. Deciding which to use is a matter of preference, but if you choose a flat roof design there are some important things to consider.

The basic construction of a flat roof is made up of roofing timbers, or joists as they are more commonly known or beams that are laid across two upright walls.

The beams, or RSJ’s (Rolled Steel Joists) are often built into one or both walls to stabilise the roof structure.

The joists are then either laid on top of the steels or cut into them. These joists are spaced at a specified distance apart, usually 400mm depending on the width or span they are covering and the surface that is to be applied.

You may want to consider if a flat roof design will suit your property as a whole, and if it will match the existing roofs that may be next to it.