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Roof Trusses

Roof trusses are used in the majority of new housing in the UK and Ireland and are increasingly being used in commercial and industrial settings.

A trussed rafter roof is a fully engineered structure delivering a practical and versatile roofing solution.  When compared with a traditionally built roof, trussed rafters will typically deliver considerable material savings often using 40% less timber.

Manufactured offsite in factory controlled conditions, roof trusses offer immense versatility. A wide variety of truss configurations allow for a huge range of different applications, such as room in the roof (Attic) trusses, raised ceiling trusses, and scissor trusses. Trusses can be manufactured in a wide range of timber sections, with larger sections allowing for big spans for a variety of commercial applications .

MiTek has the largest network of truss manufacturers, and when dealing with a MiTek fabricator you can be confident that you are dealing with a company using the very latest in design and engineering software, with the full backup of MiTek’s exceptionally experienced support team of technical experts.

Benefits of Trussed Rafters

  • Suitable for a wide range of roof structures and building types
  • Speed of construction allows just-in-time delivery to site
  • Space saving – limited on-site storage area required
  • Made of timber, the only truly renewable building resource
  • Minimal environmental impact from installation
  • Significant installation time savings over traditional methods of construction
  • Potentially eliminate steel beams from the roof structure
  • Large and complex roofscapes can be achieved
  • Attic Trusses can maximise useable living space in the property
  • Spans of up to 18m can be manufactured

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