Raised Tie Trusses

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Raised Tie Trusses

A raised what?

A raised tie roof truss is a truss where the bottom chord making up the triangle shape moves towards the top of the triangle. Unlike other trusses which support on the ceiling tie- the bottom chord, raised tie trusses are supported partway up the lower end of the rafters.

These trusses are the solution when the internal ceiling height is required to be higher than that of the wall plate.

Extra height, extra light

Raised ties increase the internal room height without increasing the overall external height. This increase in height can create a habitable space to be achieved where a fink truss would be unable to.

With the increased ceiling height offered by a raised tie roof truss, you may find that a height restriction put in place by the council can be abided by without compromising on the space within your project.

A vaulted or sloped ceiling offered by a raised tie truss can add an aesthetic point of interest to a room. This style of roof truss allows homeowners to increase the amount of light they can bring into their homes. Raised tie trusses allow for excellent skylight placement as they are raised higher and angled better.

So not only do you have a light and airy feeling room, but also more natural light coming in resulting in a much pleasanter living space. There may also be an opportunity to use larger windows, installed in a gable wall, framed by the truss shape, which not only would increase the amount of light but would also serve as a talking point or feature in the room. Raised tie trusses are useful for this application in new houses, often for master bedrooms, adding something a little more wow factor.

A raised tie truss is also the truss of choice if there was a difference in heights between the wallplates. The long sloping side of a raised tie truss does not need to be equal so asymmetrical roofs can be designed using this truss type. This dramatically increases their applications and the solutions to more challenging designs.

Advanced roof design techniques with raised tie trusses

ETS design raised tie trusses using advanced practises, such as reinforcing rafters. By doing this, we can produce working trusses with higher collar heights and larger spans. We can apply our expertise to omit steel beams where possible from plans which previously specified their use. This not only simplifies the supply chain to the build but can reduce costs.

If you wish to enquire about raised tie trusses, please contact our team on 01952 771170, e-mail us at sales@etstrusses.co.uk or use the request a quote page.

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