Trussed Rafters

What Are Trussed Rafters?

Trussed rafters are individually designed components, manufactured from kiln-dried, strength graded timber.

Members are joined with steel nailplate fasteners engineered to provide a structural frame to support the roof fabric, ceilings and/or floors together with other features, such as dormer windows and attic roofs. Combined with other ancillary mechanisms, they are used to construct trussed rafter roofs on a wide range of building types.

In today’s competitive market, trussed rafters stand alone as a sophisticated and highly engineered timber product, with complex design and superior creation reinforced by high production standards.

Compared with other methods of roof construction, trussed rafters represent the most cost effective and flexible design option available.

Benefits of Trussed Rafters

Find out just a few of the benefits of our Trussed Rafters


Fully Engineered Solutions

A fully engineered solution for a wide range of roof structures


Energy Efficient

Greater energy efficiency of building materials using up to 40% less than traditional construction methods


Thermal and Higher Insulation

Thermal efficiency and higher insulation values than some materials, eg. aluminium, steel and concrete


Prefabricated Components

Widespread usage of prefabricated components reducing labour costs


Saving you space

Space saving, with no storage area required on site


Prefabricated Components

Widespread usage of prefabricated components reducing labour costs


Renewable Materials

Timber’s unique environmental edge as the only truly renewable building resource available today


Reduced Emissions

Low technology manufacturing process with reduced levels of emissions and pollution


Reducing the Environmental Impact

Minimal environmental impact from installation


Room in roof (RiR) trusses

RiR trusses now account for about 30% of all trusses and this figure is likely to increase as land prices continue to rise. Increasing comfortable space within the roof is a cost-effective means of providing more rooms on building plots where space is at a premium. RiR trusses are of specific interest to small to medium size builders for whom attic conversions deliver a profitable source of revenue.

Flexible roofing solutions

Trussed rafters can accommodate nearly any shape. They enable architects to give their inspiration full reign, providing visually stunning effects when used to produce vaulted and multi-level ceilings.

Added to this is their speed of creation which delivers real on-site labour cost savings, particularly when ground level erection methods can be used. In the non-domestic market, trussed rafters also provide a cost-effective roofing solution for commercial, agricultural and industrial buildings.

Quality of Product

All trussed rafters from Bartram Timber are manufactured from softwoods strength graded in accordance with either BS4978, BSEN518 or as recommended in BS5268:Part 2.

Bartram Timber’s trussed rafter designs are arranged in full accord with the relevant British Standard codes of Practice, notably BS5268 Parts 2 and 3 and designs fully meet the requirements of the current statutory Building Regulations.

Trussed rafters are manufactured by Bartram Timber in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 14250:2010.

 

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