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Framing Common Roofscapes
Typical Roof Features - Hipped Ends

The most common end shapes are the Gable End, which allows the simplest roof framing and uses most support wall surface; the Hipped End which offers a simple wall solution at the expense of a more
complex roof structure, and the Dutch Hip and Gable Hip, which are compromises between a gable and hip, easily formed using trussed rafters.
Most traditional hipped ends behave like an inverted conical basket and, under load, the tendency for its rim (the wall plate) to spread is resisted by friction (lateral force on the wall), tension in the rim (tension and bending in the wall plate) and tension in the weft (the tiling battens). In the long term the results are sagging hip boards and rafters, bulging walls and characteristic horizontal cracks in the masonry at the inside corners of the dwellings roughly 300-600mm below ceiling level.

However, hipped end systems develop by MiTek do not depend on tension in battens, or a massive wallplate and horizontal resistance from the walls. With suitable bracing, the trussed rafter hip roof provides the walls with the stability required by Building Regulations.