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Roof Trusses

Trussed rafters are individually designed components made from kiln-dried, strength-graded timber joined together with steel nail plates. They provide a structural framework to support the roof fabric, ceilings and floors.

Trussed rafters can be used on a wide range of building types including timber frame, masonry and steel frame. Although most commonly used for domestic housing they are increasingly chosen for commercial and industrial buildings such as offices, shops, hotels and leisure centres.

Trussed rafters stand out as a sophisticated and highly-engineered product, with superior fabrication underpinned by high production standards. They are more flexible and more cost effective than many other methods of roof construction.

Benefits of Trussed Rafters

  • Suitable for a wide range of roof structures and building types
  • Speed of construction allows just-in-time delivery to site
  • Space saving – no on-site storage area required
  • Prefabricated components mean reduced labour costs
  • Up to 40% more energy efficient than traditional construction methods
  • More thermally efficient than alternative materials such as aluminium, steel or concrete
  • Made of timber, the only truly renewable building resource
  • Low-tech manufacturing process reduces emissions and pollution
  • Minimal environmental impact from installation

The Room in the Roof trussed rafter, or attic truss, is a simple and effective way of providing the structural roof and floor in the same component.

The advantages of a Room in the Roof trussed rafter, or Attic truss, are many:

  • Quick and easy erection offering cost savings on site as well as providing a weather tight shell at an earlier stage
  • The need for complex, labour intensive site joints is removed
  • A complete roof structure is provided, ready prepared for roof finishes, plasterboard and floorboarding
  • There are no restrictions on the ground floor layout as the trusses can span onto the external walls
  • The Room in the Roof truss is specifically designed to accommodate all loads required for an additional room
  • Consistent quality is assured as the Attic trusses are factory assembled

With the ever increasing demand to optimise land, many housebuilders are now specifying Room in the Roof trusses for new build programmes as they offer additional living space without increasing the building footprint.