Potential of roof extensions and conversions

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Potentials of roof extensions and conversions - expertise in the context of the "Alliance for Affordable Housing and Building”

In the context of a short report it was examined whether roof extensions and conversions can contribute to the expansion of affordable living space in housing markets. The analysis of the current strategies and procedures of different owner groups reflects the current practice of roof extensions and conversions. The case studies with individual projects deepen the findings, as explorative information on municipal administrative action, corporate strategies, and the potentials and obstacles of roof extensions and conversions was obtained. The findings of the discussions , technical discussions and the case studies were condensed and evaluated so that a guideline was derived.


Project Information

  1. Client Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR), Bonn
  2. Cooperating partners empirica ag, Berlin: Ludger Baba, Julia Kemper
  3. Project leaders Chair of Building Construction, RWTH Aachen: Florian Henniges, Sebastian Papouschek
  4. Project timeframe 2016
  5. Further information Projectwebsite of the Chair of Building Construction (german)