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Rafter Roofing Construction

Trussed Rafter Roofing

Roof construction in the UK took a new turn in the 1960’s away from the traditional carpenters cut system. This involved cutting every piece of timber by hand, to fit the plan, the overall strength of the roof being up to the builder’s opinion and carpenters experience.

This was relatively expensive owing the time taken, the amount of timber used, and the necessity of skilled joiners.

The use of trussed rafters became popular in the 1960’s following the development of truss connector plates. These are light gauge steel plates with holes punched through them forming teeth which are then pressed into the side of the Continue reading