Raised the Roof

Raised the Roof

Roof Project

Location: Kidderminster

Peter & Megan Anderson

Project type

Peter and Megan Anderson own a home in Kidderminster and like many wished to add an extension to increase their living space. They applied for and received the approval of their planning application for their large extension; they required a roof quote.

They approached ETS following a word of mouth recommendation from a previous customer.

The roof design was made incredibly complicated as a result of the skewed wall along the boundary line – maximising the building footprint. The requirement for a vaulted ceiling combined with ICF (Insulated Concrete Form) wall construction added additional design difficulties.

Here at ETS, we relish the opportunity to get involved with more unusual, complex projects as it draws upon our vast design experience and keen attention to detail, as such we were delighted to secure the order.

Given the complexity of the design, ETS engaged in extensive design discussions, liaising with the client, carpenter and builder to make sure all parties were satisfied and up to date with design and logistic requirements.

It’s imperative on projects of this nature, where there are differing wall-plate heights and skewed walls that the site dimensions are surveyed, and ideally when the walls are somewhere near to wall-plate height. This allows access to the existing eaves for the existing roof geometry, ensuring no clashes with present roof members. It also acts as a check to make sure that there have been no dimensional discrepancies as new walls are fabricated from slab to wall-plate height.

This is where the rapid ETS lead-time of 5-7 working days pays dividends. We can despite the seemingly late stage of the site measure, manufacture and deliver our trusses and metal web joists in a short timeframe, ensuring build schedules do not have costly delays.

As per standard ETS practice, included in the material delivery is a detailed set of construction issue installation drawings.

The roof was installed on schedule and fitted perfectly.

What our customers say:

Peter & Megan Anderson: “I’m currently lying on freshly laid floorboards, staring up at a beautifully crafted and designed roof structure.  Its beauty belies its complexity. The guys at ETS have done a smashing job of dealing with the quirks of our building.

The entire roofing process was completely alien to me and the team at ETS did an exemplary job of helping me understand exactly what we needed and worked hard to make it work.  The entire process, communication, measuring, manufacturing was great, I never felt like I was meddling or being a distraction if I phoned up for a chat and timescales were honest and adhered to.

While assembling the roof, every time the carpenter started to raise questions about the next item he was due to fit, he would soon realise that his worries were totally unfounded.  “Oh that’s clever, they’ve obviously thought about that!” So, in conclusion – I would definitely use ETS again, and won’t hesitate to recommend them if anyone asks me.”

If you’ve a project where you require a site visit then please contact one of our team on 01952 771170 or via sales@etstrusses.co.uk


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