ROOF TRUSSES EXPLAINED

Roof Truss Types

MOST COMMON TYPES OF ROOF TRUSSES

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Conventional Trusses

Conventional trusses are the most commonly used truss type and can be found in residential houses, office buildings and.... more>>

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Raised Tie Trusses

Raised Tie trusses are used to create more volume in small areas by creating higher ceiling levels. When assembled using.... more>>

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Scissor trusses

Scissor trusses are used to create higher ceiling levels and can open up small areas. This design is less commonly.... more>>

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Attic Trusses

Attic trusses have multiple functions and can be used to create a living space, office space or storage space.... more>>

Roof Shapes

MOST COMMON ROOF SHAPES

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Gable

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Hipped

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Dutch Hipped

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Louvred Hipped

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Flat Roof

Methods

MOST COMMONLY USED PRODUCTION/ASSEMBLY METHODS

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Nail Plated

Roof Trusses manufactured in a Truss Plant is the most common method known. The timber members connected using special designed nail plates. Back in the day roof trusses were assembled on site using wire nails and bolts.

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Exposed Bolted

This method is used when an exposed roof truss future wants to be used. Instead of having the ceiling installed below the trusses, the ceiling is installed on-top of the trusses leaving the beautifully bolted roof trusses exposed.

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Ridge-Beam Rafter

This method is used when you want to create an open-space type roof giving you more volume without seeing any truss members. This roof system can only be installed on site as it consist only of loose timber beams and rafters.