Guidelines for the storage and erection of trussed rafters on site (Part 1).

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When a delivery of trussed rafters arrives on site the contractor(s) involved should be prepared and have already allocated sufficient and suitable resources to ensure the trussed rafters are unloaded safely and in a manner so as not to overstress or damage the trusses.

This information sheet gives a brief introduction to the storage and erection of trussed rafters on site for a simple house roof. Readers are advised to discuss their particular design situations with their specialist trussed rafter supplier.


  • Unloading trussed rafters
  • Site storage of trussed rafters
  • Erection procedure for simple domestic roofs
  • Tank supports
  • Do's and dont's on site

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