Roof Trusses

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Roof Trusses

Any Kind of Roof Truss

Here at ETS, we can design and manufacture all types of roof trusses for any size of roof, domestic or commercial. With our experienced design team, laser-guided manufacturing process, and dedicated delivery team, we can design, manufacture, and deliver trusses to suit your project domestic or commercial.

Why Choose Roof Trusses?

These types of trusses offer advantages over the traditional cut roof method, such as faster installation times. The trusses also make the roof shape, so once lifted into place and secured, the lining and covering can begin immediately, greatly reducing the time the roof is not weathertight.

Our design team have a wealth of experience in designing roofscapes that reduce, or even in some cases, remove the need to utilise supporting steels, achieving roofscapes that would be unattainable using a cut roof.

We design and manufacture all types of roof trusses to the current construction standards. Full calculations to prove the structural elements of the roof can be supplied to satisfy building control.

We can design your roof to include gable and spandrel panels as necessary, reducing the amount of brickwork and build times.

Roof trusses are manufactured using PEFC certified sustainably sourced timber.

Pre-manufactured timber trusses reduce the amount of on-site waste when compared to the more traditional cut roof methods making timber roof trusses an environmentally-friendly choice.

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Fink Trusses

The most common roof truss type is the fink truss. This truss is triangular in shape and has internal timbers, called webs, in a W shape arrangement.

This truss is the workhorse of the truss types. Put up on the majority of roofs its sturdy practicality suits nearly every application. Their robust design allows a variety of spans to be reached up to a massive 14 meters!

Fink trusses can transmit the roof load entirely onto the load-bearing walls, allowing them to be used where no internal supporting walls are available.

Read more about fink trusses to find out if they may be suitable for your project.

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Raised Tie Trusses

Raised Tie roof trusses are designed to offer a higher ceiling line and more room height than the fink truss. Where a fink truss will run in a straight line from each wall, a raised tie truss will slope upwards before forming the flat ceiling.

The slope gains you the extra height, which can make all the difference if you have to conform to a height planning restriction.

The sloping or vaulted ceiling can also have an aesthetic effect. More height can make a room feel larger and lighter while occupying the same footprint.

Read more about raised tie trusses to find out if they may be suitable for your project.

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Attic Trusses

Attic trusses, or room in the roof trusses, are designed to form the top storey of a building with a habitable room space. In either domestic or commercial applications, this extra space can be invaluable.

Attic trusses are made so that where the ‘W’ shaped webs would be in a fink truss, they are not and instead the interior of an attic truss is open forming up the room space they are named after.

Attic trusses allow you to utilise up to 70% of the space in the roof void, and with our experienced designers, we can work with you to develop even the most complicated and intricate of plans to eke out all the available space.

Read more about attic trusses to find out if they may be suitable for your project.

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Spandrel Panels

Spandrel panels or gable panels are an alternative to blockwork. These panels made up of a timber frame covered with fire resistant board enable you to separate the roof spaces of adjoining houses and giving you a guaranteed 1-hour fire protection barrier.

Spandrel panels are manufactured off site and can be lifted straight into position. Using spandrel and gable panels means you gain savings in construction time on site, materials and costs such as scaffolding, as they remove the need for that final lift for the bricklayers to build up the blockwork.

Read more about the advantages of spandrel panels to find out if they may be suitable.