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What is a raking (or cathedral) ceiling?

Including a raking or cathedral ceiling in your home can transform a somewhat bland and boring area into a spacious and enticing space.

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Including a raking or cathedral ceiling in your home can transform a somewhat bland and boring area into a spacious and enticing space. Raking ceilings are included in most Tasbuilt Homes standard package designs

A raking ceiling means a sloping ceiling, usually following the same slope as your roof, which creates additional space in a room. A raking ceiling may also be called a vaulted ceiling or a pitched ceiling

A raking ceiling may vary in design depending on the roofline of your home and the room that the ceiling is in. If you have a gable roof, and your living room stretches across the width of your home, you can create a traditional cathedral ceiling, with the high point of the pitch in the centre of the room. This is a popular style for traditional or farm style homes. Alternatively, if you have a skillion roof, your raked ceiling may stretch across the entire room, with the low point on one side of the ceiling and the high point on the other

Raking ceilings can allow you to include highlight glazing in the design of your new home, to bring additional natural light into the design. If you floor plan caters for south facing views, highlight windows in a raking ceiling can allow you to still achieve northern light in your living areas

Raking or cathedral ceilings provide a sense of space and character. They also provide for additional décor options such as large decorative light fittings, extra high glazing, and expansive feature walls

Raking ceilings can increase the volume of airspace you need to heat in your new home, which is important to consider especially if you have a high roof pitch. We recommend you ensure you have good insulation and double glazing, especially if you are considering a raking ceiling in your design

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