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Roof Truss Companies in the UK

  • Tailor Made Designs Ltd specialise in the design, manufacture, supply & erection of timber frame houses and engineered timber products. We operate...

  • Fforest Timber Engineering are independent specialists in design, production & supply of high quality, made to measure, timber roof trusses, timber...

  • Oakmasters are specialists in the creation of beautifully finished period & contemporary style oakwork. We produce anything from a single oak beam to a...

  • Allerton workshops are fully equipped with modern plant including CNC profile burning, CNC drilling, shotblasting, plate girder line and semi-automatic...

  • One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of custom aluminium structures, truss and staging systems.

  • We offer a bespoke carpentry service, working in green and naturally seasoned timber Oak in Cheshire.

  • Supplier of timber, fencing, sheet materials and staicases.

  • Retail suppliers of a complete line of display, power and protection products.

  • We are a well established North Wales based roof truss manufacturer, conveniently located to cater for Wales, Cheshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Manchester...

  • Minera are specialists in the design, manufacture and supply of roof trusses to your site in 5 working days. We are experts in complex roof design including...

  • Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd
    We have a roof truss capacity of 17,000 per week, underlining our position as the first truly national manufacturer and supplier of roof trusses and engineered timber products. We also specialise in the design and construction of timber floor systems.
  • Perran Trusses
    Perran Trusses specialise in producing a wide range of roof trusses to suite a number of different roof formats. A number of floor joist products such as metal and wood web joists are also offered.
 

Where to buy roof trusses

  • Tailor Made Designs Ltd - Twyford Road, Rotherwas Ind Est, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 6JR, 01432 355046
  • Fforest Timber Engineering Ltd - Kestrel Way, Garngoch Industrial Estate, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 9WN, 01792 895620
  • Oakmasters - The Mill, Isaac's Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4RZ, 01444 455 455
  • Allerton Steel Ltd - Allerton House, Thurston Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 2NA, 01609 774471
  • Lite Structures (GB) Ltd - Langthwaite Grange Industrial Estate, South Kirkby,, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF9 3NR, 01977 659800
  • Greenwood Oak Timber Framing Co - 1 Stoke Gate Cottages, Stoke Hall Lane, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 6AR, 01270 528586
  • Taylors Timber Centre - 330 Thornton Road, Station Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 8LD, 01274 484 404
  • Boston Retail Products - Unit 4D The Lansbury Estate, 102 Lower Guildford Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2EP, 0870 770 6680
  • Aber Roof Truss Ltd - off Babbage Road, Sandycroft, Flintshire, CH5 2QB, 01244 539165
  • Minera Roof Trusses Ltd - Five Crosses Industrial Estate, Minera, Wrexham, LL11 3RD, 01978 758869
  • Oak roof trusses and glazed gable

I am changing from a combi boiler to a traditional tank system. In order to get the head of water needed to get some water pressure I need to put the tank in the roof space.

Living in a fairly modern house, I have proprietory roof trusses, will these take the weight of the water tank?

When a new house is built, the roof truss designer specifically requests the location of any tanks. Usually they call for a pair of double trusses where the tank stand is located. I think you would need to get this calculated by a truss company to be on the safe side.

Similarly, where roof windows occur, (Velux or similar) they usually require doubling up of the trusses either side of the window, often since the centres increase at this point to allow for a window wider than the standard 600mm centres.

Richard Simmons - The Construction Centre.

What are the merits of Attic Trusses over traditional construction to create a large roof room in a new house?

Attic trusses, whilst more expensive and of heavier construction than normal roof trusses, are very cost effective. Normally a crane would be required but the carpentry labour element is small and lots of roof space can be started and finished in effectively a couple of days. The space in the eves becomes available as only cupboard space however.

Traditional construction relies on significant purlins to take most of the vertical forces/weight of the roof, and once the span of these exceeds about 4m, a steel beam (RSJ) is normally required. The rafters then span over the purlins but require horizontal restraint at the rafter feet. This is normally effected by bolting the rafter feet to the ceiling joists. This system however makes the entire floor space available to the finished room. This trype of roof space is very labour intensive since all ridge joints need cutting, and each rafter needs a ‘birdsmouth joint’ at the rafter points and also over the wall plate.

In summary, traditional construction is the perfect solution but attic trusses are a very cost effective alternative.

Richard Simmons - The Construction Centre.

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