Trussed rafters: the off-site product delivering health and safety best practice

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Nick Boulton highlights the benefits of off-site manufactured products and the health and safety practices of Trussed Rafter Association members.


Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook

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Trussed raftersnavigation-arrow

Widely used for a range of building types, trussed rafters are an economical, versatile and straightforward solution to providing a roof to 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....

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Creating roofscapes with trussed raftersnavigation-arrow

Trussed Rafters have become part of the modern building vocabulary. Around 95% of all new house roofs are constructed using trussed rafters as are an increasing proportion of roofs for nondomestic premises such as offices, retail outlets, hospital extensions, leisure developments etc.

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Health and safety policy for the loading, haulage, delivery and erection of trussed rafters on site - A definition of responsibilitiesnavigation-arrow

The Guidelines have been developed in association with the Health & Safety Executive as a voluntary code of practice for the Trussed Rafter industry.


  • Loading trusses
  • Haulage of trusses
  • Unloading, transport on site and storage of trussed rafters
  • Construction of roofs: Building design - the CDM regulations
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