Pitched roof made with metal web joists can achieve that long admired and enviable, fully vaulted ceiling.

This design option maximises floor to ceiling heights while also allowing fully glazed gable ends if desired. It provides a much more dramatic ceiling line and the potential to allow light to pour in through large roof-lights or glazed gable ends.

As with all metal web joist applications, the open web nature means any services for lighting can be hidden within the joists void, keeping ceiling lines neat and tidy. Pitched roof joists are becoming increasingly popular for projects where solid timber cannot span the desired length without the need for expensive additional supports.

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How do Pitched Roof Joists Work?

Metal web joists can span much greater distances than solid timber. When solid wood simply won’t work, our metal web joist system can be your saviour.

The versatile characteristics of metal web joists in combination with our design team’s ability to manipulate the ends of the joists within our design software, allow a variety of options not achievable with other products.

Using industry leading bespoke software to design our metal web joists our designers can design each joist uniquely to fit your needs. This process is in direct contrast to other products which are sold off the shelf and cut to length on site. Due to each joist being uniquely designed, we can manipulate the end of each joist to connect flush to the wall, even though the joist is pitched rather than flat. Once again saving on-site labour time and money.

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Likewise, where pitched roof joists meet steel beams or other joists, there can be specific detailing so that the joists fit together, rather like a jigsaw puzzle.

Our comprehensive installation guides and 3D software allow us to provide a user-friendly drawing pack to ease any concerns you may have if this is your first time using the product. Our designers are at the end of the phone if you’re not sure and need further clarification through the installation process.

Are these Joists Suitable for your projects?

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Pitched roof joists have a variety of benefits. They are combining all the advantages of the metal web joists and using them in an environment often reserved for roof trusses.

  • Are you looking to glaze a gable end wall fully?
  • Or are you looking for a vaulted ceiling effect within your build to create a different dimension and eccentric ceiling lines?
  • Perhaps you want to utilise large roof lights to allow light to illuminate areas of your home?

If the answer is yes to any of these then perhaps pitched metal web joists are the product for you.

Ready to construct a pitched roof?

If you send us over your architectural or engineers drawings then we will provide you with a quotation, layout drawing and 3D drawing as a part of our standard service pack.

Alternatively, just give us a call on 01952 771170 and we will be more than happy to talk you through your design options, free of charge!