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What is the best timber to use for roof trusses?


At Newcastle Frame & Truss, we use only the best quality hardwood or softwood timber available when fabricating timber wall frames and roof truss structures. We understand the right building material is essential for your home. We wanted to take some time to share with you the types of timber we use for timber roof trusses and timber wall frames, and why we think they are the best choice for residential construction. When it comes to timber roof trusses, there are many reasons why timber is the preferred choice. In this blog post, we will take a look at which timbers are popular for roof trusses.

The Types of Timber We Use

Red cedar, seasoned fir, and yellow pine are just some of the many types of timber we use at Newcastle Frame & Truss. These species are chosen because they are strong, stiff, and dense—able to hold nails and fasteners well. Red cedar is a strong and durable timber that is resistant to rot and decay. It also has a long lifespan, making it a cost-effective option. Seasoned fir and yellow pine are also good choices for floor trusses. They are strong and durable timbers that are resistant to rot and decay. However, not as resistant to insects as red cedar, so they may require treatment with insecticide if used in an area where insects are present. These types of timber are also widely used in Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, and across the Australian building industry because of their great flexibility in plan layout and strength-to-weight ratio.

Why Timber is Preferred by Homeowners

Timber roof trusses are a popular choice because they offer many benefits. One of the main reasons why timber is such a popular choice is its strength. Timber is a very strong and sturdy material, which makes it ideal for roof trusses. Timber roof trusses are also flexible, which means they can be adapted to any shape or size. Its strength-to-weight ratio allows long spans, up to approximately 30 metres. It can be notched and shaped easily to fit any floor plan requirement. Timber roof trusses also have excellent thermal properties, which helps to keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter. In addition to its many benefits already mentioned, timber is also preferred by homeowners because it is a natural material that is renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable.

Trust the experts

There are many reasons to choose timber when selecting material for roof trusses—it is strong, flexible, and eco-friendly. At Newcastle Frame & Truss, we only use the best quality hardwood or softwood timber available to ensure that your roof trusses are built to last. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to get started on 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.