The uppermost point of a truss.
A truss which forms the top storey of a dwelling but allows the area to be habitable by leaving it free of internal WEB members. This will be compensated by larger timber sizes elsewhere.
Board fitted to conceal roof timbers at a GABLE END.
Small timber members spanning over trusses to support tiles, slates etc.
Amember designed to distribute loads over a number of trusses.
A longitudinal member nailed to trusses to restrain and maintain correct spacing.
A notch in the underside of a RAFTER to allow a horizontal seating at the point of support (usually used with RAISED TIE TRUSSES).
Short timbers fixed between chords to laterally restrain them. They should be at least 70% of the depth of the chords.
Atruss type formed by truncating a normal triangular truss.
See CEILING TIE.
This can be Temporary, Stability or Wind Bracing which are described under these headings.
The person responsible for the structural stability and integrity of the building as a whole.
An upward vertical displacement built into a truss in order to compensate for deflection which might be caused by the loadings.
The part of a structural member of a TRUSS which extends beyond its bearing.
The lowest member of a truss, usually horizontal which carries the ceiling construction, storage loads and water tank.