A timber roof truss is a framework designed to provide support for a roof and also bridge the space above the room. The structure consists of one or more triangular units framed through straight pieces that are connected in the end by joints. This triangular shape distributes weight away from the exterior walls.
Timber roof trusses are widely used in Newcastle and its suburbs like Adamstown, Bar Beach, Black Hill, Broadmeadow, etc.
Timber roofing seems to be an ideal solution in the construction of a building. A timber roof truss not only enhances the lifespan of the structure but also keeps the building safe from any danger or extreme weather. Timber trusses are being used in residential and commercial buildings due to their many advantages.
Timber is less expensive than other materials i.e. steel. A timber roof truss can be installed without heavy machinery. They are lightweight and can be easily handled and installed in a limited time frame, hence reducing the extra cost of labor. Timber trusses do not contribute to waste and worksite loss associated with pilferage.
Timber roof trusses are the best options regarding other materials when it comes to design. Its flexibility and versatility compliments acoustic designs such as the Christchurch Cathedral ceiling in Newcastle. Timber roof trusses are also painted and stained to create an aesthetic impact.
Designs can be constructed upon personal preferences with complete freedom, therefore there are unlimited architectural and structural possibilities.
Many restaurant chains in the Newcastle and surrounding regions choose timber trusses for a more visual look.
Timber trusses take less area on-site and they hold their structural integrity and durability due to accurate fabrication, uniform size and shape.
Timber is also widely used in the commercial and industrial buildings of Newcastle and its surrounding suburbs.
A timber roof truss can be installed within days. Due to its fast-structural installation, it results in the minimisation of labour onsite. Timber trusses provide a wide ranges of styles and can be installed with speed.
Timber trusses are energy efficient and nn the moist climate of Newcastle, Hunter Valley Region, Cessnock, and Morrisett, these trusses have excellent thermal qualities. Timber trusses are resistant to outside temperatures and are excellent insulators due to large cavities in between them.
As timber is made of trees, it grabs the CO2 and releases oxygen back into the environment. As compared to other building materials timber consumes less energy in the manufacturing process, hence decreasing air and water pollution. Timber is also a renewable material, so the more usage of material contributes to the environmental landscape of the Newcastle region.
TYPES OF TIMER ROOF TRUSSES:
Also known as fink truss, these types of timber truss work up to the span of 50 feet and are used in more complicated structural designs.
King post timber roof trusses are very simple and cost-efficient. These trusses can only be used for short span roofs.
These types of trusses have a slopping bottom chord and provide extra headroom.