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[Roof Design Collation] A Guide To Minecraft Roofs [Videos Included]

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Hi Guys!
I'm starting a topic and basically its a guide to Minecraft roofs.
Basically, i will update this topic once a week with a new design.
The current roof designs are based on designs on the Minecraft wiki.
As time passes, i will add unique new roof designs.
To be updated, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
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Roof Design 1 : Flat Roof


This roof type may be referred to as a parapet roof. around it. Always try to use different block types for a roof border. You can use slabs, or backwards steps, forming a gutter, or add a border of blank signs all the way round the building. The only thing you shouldn't do is to just use the same materials as for the rest of the building.



Roof Design 2 : Partly Covered Terrace



Terraces may be large or small, covered or open, or a mixture of the two. A balcony may be very similar to some terrace designs, but it is not part of a roof, and the balcony may or may not have a roof covering over it; as a rule of thumb, the area under a balcony will also be outdoors, whereas the area under a terrace tends to be indoors.



Roof Design 3 : Skillion Roof

Another way to merge roof styles is to use a gable roof for part of the height of a roof, and then switch to hipped for the remainder. This produces two variant roof types, the half-hipped roof and the Dutch gable or gablet roof, depending on which part uses which style. For a half-hipped roof, you can 'switch style' at any point, producing a mostly gable roof with a very small hipped area, or mostly hipped. This half-hipped roof image shows 3 rows of gable roof and 2½ rows of hipped roof above it (including the layer of slabs at the roof peak). Note how these buildings are significantly larger than the NPC village buildings, and yet if they were much smaller their variant roof styles would be difficult to recognise.



Roof Design 4 : Shed Roof

A shed or sloped roof is sloped in one direction only. This design is rarely used as the main roof on inhabited buildings, although it may be seen on part of such a building. If it is a building's sole roof it is more likely to be found on cheap, simple or utilitarian buildings such as sheds, animal houses, outhouses or storage barns.



Roof Design 5 : Gable Roof

A gable roof, also known as a pitched or peaked roof, is an inverted 'V'. This roof design is common in the villages produced by Minecraft's terrain generator, and is useful for small buildings. A building of this size integrates well with village buildings.



Roof Design 6 : Saltbox roof

A saltbox roof is a type of gable roof where one slope is much longer than the other. Buildings with this roof type quite often have two storeys at the front and one at the back; adding a lean-to back roof to an existing structure in this manner is a simple way to extend a building. The front and back slopes of a saltbox roof may have the same pitch.

Roof Design 7 : Clerestory roof

A clerestory window is a window too high to see out of which lets light in to a building. Hence clerestory roof is a generic term referring to a roof shaped to include clerestory windows. This roof shape may also be referred to as a half-monitor roof.



Roof Design 8 : Hipped roof

A hipped roof (or hip roof) is sloped in both directions. There is far less roof volume (for an attic) available under a hipped roof. Placed on a square building, a hipped roof produces a distinctive pyramid-shaped roof.


Roof Design 9 : Half-Hipped roof


A hipped roof (or hip roof) is sloped in both directions. There is far less roof volume (for an attic) available under a hipped roof. Placed on a square building, a hipped roof produces a distinctive pyramid-shaped roof.



Roof Design 10 : Dutch Gable



The Dutch gable is a hipped roof with a (usually) small gable at the top. It's very common to put a small window in the gable part, but in this image we have used wooden planks for clarity.



Roof Design 11 : Gambrel Roof



A gambrel roof has two or three distinct roof pitches -- steep lower down, and shallow or flat higher up. The result is that the usable volume under the roof is greatly increased. Some gambrel roofs may have one or more curved sections. If such a roof is partly curved and partly straight, it's usually the lower portions that are given curves first. These roofs would be hard to model well at normal Minecraft scales.


Roof Design 12: Gull-Wing Roof

A gull wing or 'gullwing' roof has a shallow pitch lower down, and steep higher up. These roof designs often have extensive overhangs to help shade the building.



Roof Design 13 : Mansard Roof

A mansard roof is similar to a gambrel roof. It has two or possibly three distinct roof pitches. Most of the roof is steep, but it always has a shallow or flat section higher up, and like a hipped roof it has slopes in both the North-South and East-West directions. 
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03/08/2014 1:57 pm
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This is a really great project that could definitely help people new to the community. I hope you can continue this.
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03/15/2014 8:45 am
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Added another roof design.
Thanks for the support :D
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03/08/2014 9:03 am
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This is really cool. Thanks for the tips
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03/15/2014 8:46 am
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Half Hipped roof was added.
Thanks :D
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03/08/2014 8:54 am
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Nice tutorials.
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03/15/2014 8:47 am
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Thanks :)
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02/23/2014 2:23 am
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These are some good tips, but there should be more.
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03/05/2014 6:28 am
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:) Thanks for your feedback.
Added 3 new roofs.
Enjoy!
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03/05/2014 8:55 am
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Maybe add like one of these 3 roofs on one house.


Like this one: / \/ \/ \
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02/22/2014 11:37 pm
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pretty great :D keep up the work
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