Roof trusses are not only durable and aesthetically pleasing, they also offer tangible benefits to house builders.
The popularity of roof trusses in residential construction is impossible to deny, with the vast majority of houses built in Britain today using them. This was not always the case, however. In fact, the evolution of house building toward roof trusses is a relatively recent phenomenon.
In the 1900s, sloping rafters supported by ceiling joists were common, with purlin roofs becoming common up until the 1940s. After the war, lightweight TRADA trusses allowed for rapid rebuilding in the face of a timber shortage. By the 1960s, however, trusses had evolved into something closer to what we recognise today where prefabricated trusses are delivered to site and raised into position, creating a roof for which no internal support is required from load-bearing partitions.
Why use roof trusses?
Roof trusses have many advantages over other forms of roof construction. First among them is quality control. Designed and manufactured in factory conditions, roof trusses can be delivered and installed to provide the kind of precision only available in a factory environment. Every single truss is uniform and made from materials protected from adverse environmental conditions.
Roof trusses also make building easier. Not only are they more cost-effective, being built from shorter lengths of timber and manufactured in a factory set up to minimise waste, roof trusses are also easier – and faster – to install. As a result, reducing time spent on site not only has a positive impact on quality, it also helps builders’ bottom lines.
In addition, as roof trusses fully support the roof, load-bearing interior walls are not required. As a result, you are given significantly more freedom in the design and layout of a home’s interior.
Most importantly of all, roof trusses fit your project perfectly. Custom designed by skilled designers, roof trusses are manufactured to your exact specifications, no matter what size or style of building you are constructing.
Why choose Nuneaton Roof Truss?
Nuneaton Roof Truss is the manufacturer of choice for all engineered timber requirements. Whether you’re planning one house or many, housebuilders and construction firms all over the UK put their trust in us.
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