Welcome to the World of the Attic Truss
When you are designing your building, and deciding what kind of roof you’re going to have, there are a lot of options to consider, people want to maximise their space by choosing to get an attic room. There’s something quite romantic about an attic room, rather than a big empty and useless space in which you stuff your Christmas decorations, you instead have a fantastic bedroom, cinema, playroom – anything you want!
This is a big part of the reason that many people choose to get an attic truss installed in their homes, they want the option to have an additional story to the house which not only provides fantastic additional living space but also will add a lot of value to the prospective property.
In order for you to navigate this difficult area, we’re putting together this fantastic article which aims to be the ultimate guide to attic trusses.
What’s the difference between a regular roof truss and an attic truss?
Ordinary roof trusses have the support and webbing which takes up the entirety of the centre section. A roof truss is a premade frame of a roof.
However, attic trusses, on the other hand, have an open space in the bottom middle of the structure where a room can be built, accommodating living space.
What are the benefits of an attic truss?
We know what you are thinking – are attic trusses worth it? Yes. They serve as both a structural roof and floor in a single section, this means that there is increased living space without having to change the footprint of the house. Thanks to the utilisation of this space, there is a reduced build cost per square metre. The full utilisation of the loft space provides some fantastic benefits for both the builder and the homeowner. Complete roof structure provided, ready for putting in your floorboards, roof finished and plasterboard walls.
As the price of land is ever going up, more and more people are making use of attic space. The addition of a room and a roof is more than a simple attic conversion, Aber Roof Truss can increase the amount of usable room in a roof by a staggering 70%, without having to make the building’s roof higher or increase the footprint. Going with an attic truss makes thing easier than doing the conversion at a later date, whether we’d have to go about replacing roof trusses with attic trusses – although we can still do it!
How much does an attic roof truss cost?
An important consideration when choosing your roof is the cost of attic trusses vs regular. Attic trusses, compared with standard trusses, (need larger timbers, resulting in a heavier truss which of course provides an additional challenge when manoeuvring, it may need the use of a crane when lifting into the building, or some other kind of assistance which could affect the labour cost to install roof trusses
The average cost of each attic truss, if we assume the span of around 8m with a 45˚ pitch, including the binding, bracing and clips then a roof truss could cost around £163.
For exact prices, get in touch with us and we’ll be able to do you an evaluation.
How far can an attic truss span?
Attic trusses can span up to around 90ft, it’s worth considering that long spanned trusses are more challenging to deliver, erect, brace and install efficiently. When deciding on roof truss dimensions, we create trusses on a custom, bespoke basis, so please get in touch.
Where to get an attic truss from?
You can get attic trusses from us here at Aber roof truss, we have been providing roof trusses of all designs, shapes and sizes since 1998.