Trussed rafter profiles
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This information sheet gives an idea of some configurations available using trussed rafter technology. The configurations shown are not intended to be solutions to specific design requirements and some types may be unsuitable for certain span conditions. However, they are intended to show the flexibity of the system but readers are advised to discuss their particular design situations with their specialist trussed rafter supplier.
- Examples of basic trussed rafter profiles
- More complex trussed rafter profiles
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) outlines the materials normally specified for conventional timber frame buildings. Some variations will occur according to the structural design and detailing requirements of specific projects. Many of the components are also used in innovative forms of construction such as engineered stud and twin stud walls,...
Widely used for a range of building types, trussed rafters are an economical, versatile and straightforward solution to providing a roof over a building.
Trussed rafters are individually designed prefabricated structural components made from strength-graded timber members of the same thickness, joined together with punched metal plate connectors....
Unless subject to special design, hatches and chimneys should be accommodated within the standard spacing between trussed rafters.
This Product Data Sheet is intended to give some ideas on how to frame around openings in trussed rafter roofs. It must be stressed that these are typical solutions to framing...