What is a Roof Truss?

The job of a roof truss is to provide the structural framework to support roofing. They're made from kiln-dried, strength-graded timber joined together with steel nailplates and use up to 40% fewer materials than a traditional system. They can be used on a wide range of building types including masonry, timber frame and steel frame. Although most commonly chosen for domestic housing, they're becoming increasingly popular for commercial and industrial buildings thanks to their cost-effectiveness and adaptable nature.

 

A close up of a roof truss with nailplates

 

What are their benefits?

Cost savings: They typically use 40% less timber than traditional methods, translating to considerable cost savings across your project.

Quality: Roof Trusses are made in a factory-controlled environment using specialist software, providing unrivalled levels of quality and precision every time. 

Versatility: Roof Trusses are available in a huge variety of configurations to suit your project. These can include attic trusses to provide additional living space, raised ceiling trusses, scissor trusses and more. 

More Site Space: Rather than having to store vast amounts of timber on site, trusses can be delivered just in time for installation.  

Installation Time Savings: Roof Trusses are constructed off-site, allowing them to be installed quickly and efficiently once they arrive. 

 

A roof truss

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