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Widely used for a range of building types, trussed rafters are an economical, versatile and straightforward solution to providing a roof to a building.
Trussed rafters are individually designed prefabricated structural components made from strength-graded timber members of the same thickness, joined together with punched metal plate connectors....
This information sheet is an extrapolation of the standard bracing requirements given in BS 5268-3 extended to cover 'Room in the Roof' trussed rafters. All the information given here should be read in conjunction with the requirements of that standard.
- Why brace trussed rafter roofs?
- Bracing responsibility ...
This Fact sheet by wood for good is a brief introduction to loft conversions - room in the roof.
The sheet contains a run-down of the various timber elements which might feature in a loft conversion (including beams, joists, cladding and fire doors) and also covers some of the...