A properly supported roof is the key to a long standing building. Roof trusses are favoured by a lot of architects and designers in the UK because of their many advantages. We’re outlining what roof trusses are, and why they’re so beneficial to your home.
Most of the time, a roof truss is hidden in the loft of a house. The type of roof truss is called trussed rafters. These attic trusses are designed to give you maximum space in your loft – which could be used as an additional room.
A feature truss is one that is on display, and can act as a decorative element to a room. However, they aren’t just an ornamental piece, the feature truss will still add great support to your roof.
What are the benefits of a roof truss?
If you’re looking at getting a roof truss installed in your home, then its likely you’d want to understand the benefits.
- They are bespoke pieces that are designed and manufactured to fit your home perfectly. This is essentially to give your roof as much support as possible, and leave you as much space.
- The flexibility of its design means that roof trusses can suit a wide range of building types and existing roof structures.
- They are guaranteed to last the life of your home due to being carefully crafted with sturdy wood and strong metal plates.
- They can be installed into homes reasonably quickly, therefore having a reduced labour time and overall cost.
- As they are designed and crafted elsewhere, there won’t be any ongoing construction on-site to deal with.
What is a feature truss?
A feature truss is a style of truss that is used to maximise space and light in your home. This also acts as a fantastic decorative piece which looks most impressive. This style of truss can be customised to your taste, as well as the required dimensions of the room its being fitted to.
Our feature trusses are crafted from high quality oak, which will add a contemporary yet natural element to your home – a great way of adding character to a dull space.
You could opt for clean and minimal lines or you can consider getting something a bit more complex and patterned. We can take your ideas into consideration and give you advice on how you can make your ideas a reality in your home.
How are roof trusses better for the environment?
A roof truss is the more environmentally friendly option for your home as it requires around 30% less timber than the traditional rafters. If using sustainable timber, then that is even better. There is an ever-growing concern for the state of our planet, so it’s important to choose a roof truss manufacturer that is aware of this.
At Aber Roof Truss we are dedicated to wasting as little material as possible, and make sure that 100% of our waste is recycled. We are also a PEFC certified company, which means that we are fully committed to getting our materials from sustainable sources only.