We are often asked to include Hips within the roof designs of our Chester Range garages, carriage houses and carports. Some clients may wish to match their house, for example here in Kent we have a lot of houses with Full Hips whereas the Home Counties tend to be more Barn Hips.
Generally they look best on a higher pitch, ideally 35°, ready to take Clay or Slate tiles, but can also be incorporated into lower pitches, should you have a height restriction i.e. planning or permitted development.
Here we see an example of a very attractive Barn Hip; this client's roofer added traditional terracotta clay tiles to finish off the look (this client decided not to finish off with soffit and fascia and leave the trusses exposed at eaves height).
A fully hipped roof gives a different but equally attractive look, leaning the entire gable end in towards the centre of the roof, providing for more tiles and a softer look.