Roof Blocks

Basic Blocks

Roof Tile

Outer Corner

Inner Corner

These are the three basic blocks for building gabled and hip roofs.

Gabled Ridge

Hip Ridge

Ridges and valleys are useful for roof structures that span an odd number of blocks. They are "smart" blocks that will automatically connect to adjacent ridge or valley blocks as appropriate. A ridge will also connect to the sloping face of a plain Roof Tile, and a valley will cut through the back of a Roof Tile or Inner Corner (hard to describe, see examples below).

The "gabled" versions of these blocks always have vertical faces on two ends and auto-connect on the other two sides, whereas the "hip" versions auto-connect on all four sides.

Gabled Valley

Hip Valley

Using ridges and valleys to fill in
 odd-sized roof structures.

Usages of the various roof block types, showing some of the possible
configurations that ridge and valley blocks can adopt.

Connection between a ridge or valley and a sloping face.
The dark wood block in each of these is a plain Roof Tile
that has adapted itself to the adjacent blocks.

The dark wood block here is an Inner Corner
that is connecting to a valley block behind it.

Roof Block Placement

If you place a roof block by clicking on the side of an existing roof block, the new block will try to orient itself so that its profile matches up with the existing block.

Otherwise, the general placement rules apply. Plain roof tiles, gabled ridges and gabled valleys are placed parallel to the edge nearest the click point. Corner blocks are placed with the back corner nearest the click point.

Disabling Connections

Sometimes, automatic connections can interfere with creating the configuration you want. In cases like that, you can prevent an automatic connection from occurring by right-clicking with a Chisel near the side that you want to disconnect. To re-enable the connection, right-click with the Chisel again.


Roof blocks can be given a surface material different from their base material by applying cladding to them. Cladding is made in the Sawbench  (its pattern can be found on the Other page). To apply cladding, simply right-click on a roof block with it. To remove cladding, right-click near the centre of the block with a Chisel.

Note that Cladding can only be applied to suitable blocks and can't be placed on its own.


Roof Overhang blocks are for creating eaves. Although you can use ordinary roof blocks for this purpose, they tend to be a little to wide and angular-looking. The Overhang blocks are designed to give a more lifelike look to your roof edges.

Gable Overhang blocks are small extensions to the roof surface designed for use on the edges of gabled roof ends. Note that you can't apply cladding to Gable Overhangs; to have them match a clad roof, make them from the same material as the cladding.