DOMESTIC BUILDINGS RESEARCH GROUP (SURREY)



Illustrated glossary of architectural terms




ROOF TYPES




GabledTriangular upper part of wall between the slopes of the roof.
GabletSmall opening at end of roof through which smoke from open hearth escaped.
HippedPitched roof with sloped ends instead of vertical gables.
Hipped with Gablet
Half hippedSloped ends start higher on end walls
Half hipped with gablet
Pentice
 
Narrow roof projecting from a wall, e..g. over a porch, window or
gallery or sometimes a covered way between two buildings.

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