Have you started designing and constructing your dream house or next project? Maybe you are in the initial design stages with your architect or engineer. Many engineers now advise to install a truss in home scale projects. If you are not familiar with the construction terminology, you may be wondering what exactly is a truss system. A truss is an engineering marvel, created to help support significant amounts of weight to ensure the stability of the structure. A timber truss system is an organised collection of beams to create a stable structure. It usually consists of five or more triangular units joined together at joints called nodes.
What exactly are trusses used for? Trusses are used in many kinds of buildings, especially in long span buildings, such as stadium roofs, auditoriums, airports, aircraft hangers, however, over the past 50 years have become common place in most home and buildings across Australia.
Trusses perform two main functions:
- They carry the load of the roof
- They also provide horizontal stability to the structure.
The most common material for trusses is timber, which can tolerate extreme amounts of load. Some local and state governments have put restrictions on the kind of timber, truss manufacturers can use. Many truss manufacturers also use galvanized steel plates at the joints of trusses. These plates allow the truss to hold more weight.
There are two common types of trusses: parallel chord truss and pitched truss. The pitched one is triangular in shape and is often used as a roof in buildings. The parallel chord truss has parallel top and bottom parts, which is usually used as flooring. You can even combine the two kinds of trusses to form a hip truss, which is used in constructing roofs. Other forms of trusses include planar, space frame, warren, north light, scissor roof, fan and howe trusses.
Are you looking for a reliable truss manufacturer who will fulfil all your timber and wall frame truss requirements?
At Newcastle Frame and Truss, we can create your perfect timber roof trusses and wall frames for all your construction needs. We offer the highest quality materials at the most affordable prices. Our team of experts are always trying to create innovative trusses to increase durability and strength. We use state-of-the-art equipment and tools for our truss installation. We also make sure to adhere to all building specifications and standards, before starting construction. The timber we use for truss construction contains between 7% to 19% moisture to ensure it is safe and fire resistant.
Ever since our conception in 1999, Newcastle Frame & Truss has been leading the truss and framing industry across Newcastle, Central Coast, and surrounding areas. Our expert designers can help you create the perfect truss design for your home, along with a wide range of other services. We have a reputation in providing the best cost and meeting timely deadlines. If you are looking for a truss manufacturer, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed with our services. You can get in touch with one of our experts on – 0437 437 231 or visit us at – www.newcastleframentruss.com.au.
We cover the areas of Bar Beach, Wyong, Callaghan, Birmingham Gardens, Adamstown Heights, Northern Sydney, Adamstown, Broad Meadow, the Hunter Region, Black Hill, Beresfield, Newcastle and surrounding areas.