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Why do we use roof trusses?

  Why do we use roof trusses to make pitched roofs? In the early days of housing construction, roofs that were also constructed were flat. This was generally because we didn’t know any better and it was also cheaper to build a flat roof. Unfortunately, a flat roof isn’t always the best option in our […]

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What to Consider When Buying Roof Trusses

  Roof framing has evolved so much over the last few decades. While we used to rely on rafters to provide framing for our roofs, more and more people are finding that a roof truss system is not only more economical but also faster and simpler as part of the whole process. Roof framing ranges […]

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Truss Clips: FAQ

  What are roof truss clips? Roof truss clips are metal components that are designed to safely and strongly fit roof trusses to wall plates. This resists wind uplift on the roof truss which avoids any damage by skew nailing.    How big are roof truss clips? Roof truss clips generally come in two different […]

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The Benefits of Metal Web Joist Systems

What are Metal Web Joists? Metal web or Posi joists are a combination of timber chords and pressed metal webs that connect together to form something called an ‘open-web’ joist.   When should you use open web joists? When spans are greater than 5m, open web joists (aka Posi or metal web joists) suddenly become […]

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10 Key Benefits of Roof Trusses

  Roof trusses are now the best way to hold up your roof! You’ll most likely find them being used in most new buildings – with up to 80% of all new houses using trusses rather than traditional rafters. This is due to the fact that they offer many advantages, which make them the favourable […]

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Site Cut Roofs vs Prefabricated Rafters & Trusses

  When you begin a new building design, one of the main components to consider is how to construct the roof. When planning, you may think, should you cut the roof on-site or use prefabricated rafters or roof trusses? We’ll help you with this decision.   Is using roof trusses cheaper than a site cut […]

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