We are planning to build a two-family house in a new construction area. Two full stories and a single pitched roof with a 20 degree pitch are specified.
The builder has not yet been determined, but initial discussions usually suggested an attic or another attic. Unfortunately, an attic is not in the budget and we don't consider it necessary.
We assumed it would be open above, but because of the 20 degree slope, the ceilings would be very high.
Now we're not sure how good it will look in the end. So the question is, does anyone have a slope like this and still have an open roof without a loft?
I hope I expressed it clearly...
I think the look is a matter of taste and design, there is nothing extreme about it. If you create several small rooms upstairs, the geometry of the room can become quite peculiar. Moving into the attic is an effective solution for children and teens of an age that no longer worries about accidents. The more air volume (at least for me), the better the feeling of comfort in the room. It takes a little more energy to heat, how much is a matter of execution. I'd put some thought into the acoustics of the rooms received, but to me it's a fundamental part of every home's planning.
We have a 22° roof slope and an "open top" but with a pitched roof. We think that's fine.
Then there should be windows on top too, not just a dark and tall hole, like skylights.
If the house is 8 meters wide, the difference in height between the ridge and the eaves is already 290 cm, and at 10 meters it is 360 cm.
If you plan for 2 VGs, you get a loft, whether you want it or not. Unless you want the ceiling height under the ridge to be about 6 meters if everything stays open. I would just leave the first half width open all the way to the top, and make the area after that (say 180 to 360 high) a loft. You don't have to dismantle anything first, just run electricity and install two windows in the ridge. It would be nice if a normal staircase could be built into the attic. Ideas about what to do with this so far unused space will come sooner rather than later, as experience shows:)