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Why Replace Floor Joists with Timber Floor Trusses

Floor joists, also known as beams, play a critical role in supporting the weight of a building. However, traditional floor joists have their limitations and can be replaced with more efficient and modern alternatives, such as timber floor trusses.

Advantages of Timber Floor Trusses

  • Greater Span Capabilities: Timber floor trusses can span longer distances without the need for additional support, compared to traditional floor joists. This makes them ideal for larger, open-plan spaces and eliminates the need for intermediate support columns, giving greater design flexibility.
  • Increased Structural Integrity: Timber floor trusses are engineered and fabricated using computer-aided design (CAD) technology, ensuring that each truss is made to precise specifications. This results in a uniform and consistent product, which is stronger and more stable than traditional floor joists.
  • Lightweight Design: Timber floor trusses are lighter than traditional floor joists, making them easier to handle and install. This can also lead to cost savings, as less material is required and the load on the foundation is reduced.
  • Faster Construction Time: Timber floor trusses can be fabricated off-site, reducing the amount of time required for on-site construction. This can lead to significant time and cost savings, as well as a reduction in construction waste.


In conclusion, replacing traditional floor joists with timber floor trusses offers numerous benefits, including greater span capabilities, increased structural integrity, lighter weight design, and faster construction time. If you’re considering a renovation or new construction project, consider the advantages that timber floor trusses can bring to your project.

Contact us at Newcastle Frame and Truss or call on 0437 437 231.

We service the areas of Adamstown Heights, Birmingham Gardens, Bar Beach, Broadmeadow, Northern Sydney Newcastle, Callaghan, Hunter Regions, Black Hills, Wyong, Beresfield and surrounding areas.

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