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How are Roof Trusses Made?

How are Roof Trusses Made?

Roof trusses seem to be everywhere. Most modern houses and buildings have adopted them over traditional rafters for their cost effectiveness, the speed at which they can be erected and their sheer customisability. Despite what you might think, roof trusses are not manufactured on site wherever they are being used, but rather, go through a… Continue Reading

Considerations for roof designs

Considerations for roof designs

Considerations for roof designs Cost Along with the implementation and design process of a new roof, comes the cost. Installing and designing a new roof is not always affordable. It’s important to identify what your budget is beforehand as this is ultimately going to effect the design of your roof as well as the installation… Continue Reading

How Are Roof Trusses Made?

How Are Roof Trusses Made?

How Are Roof Trusses Made?   Below are a few tips on how roof trusses are made: Design It all starts with design. Once contracted by a developer or builder, truss manufactures will then start the designing process. Knowing what the truss is going to be used for, where it will be supported, what size… Continue Reading

Why are Roof Trusses More Popular Than Rafters?

Why are Roof Trusses More Popular Than Rafters?

Why are Roof Trusses More Popular Than Rafters?   Over the past half century, roof framing has undergone a bit of a revolution. Roof trusses are gradually replacing the conventional rafters, more than 80% of new residential construction has been making use of trusses to support the roofs. Below is some information on why this… Continue Reading

A closer look at roof trusses

A closer look at roof trusses

A closer look at roof trusses The design and specification of a roof structure is extremely important when it comes to an architect’s vision of a roof and to ensure that the structure lasts as long as possible. A roof’s structure, although not always visible, is just as important as the roof covering, the structure… Continue Reading

Fire regulations with timber roof trusses

Fire regulations with timber roof trusses

Fire regulations with timber roof trusses Bodies such as the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) have set building regulations in place, after much research and consultation with the industry experts, they make sure to consider all aspects of a given building material’s composition and properties in order to ensure that it will meet the… Continue Reading

Selecting The Right Roof Truss for Your Property

Selecting The Right Roof Truss for Your Property

Selecting The Right Roof Truss for Your Property There are various roof trusses that you could select for your property, whether you are building a new place or simply renovating an existing building. While the choice you go for will often depend largely on your own preference, certain trusses are better suited to some construction… Continue Reading

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