An alternative to a GABLE END where the end wall finishes at the same height as the adjacent walls. The roof inclines from the end wall, usually (but not always) at the same PITCH as the main trusses.
The trusses, girders and loose timbers required to form a hip end.
An extension of the ceiling tie of a truss (usually monos or bobtailed trusses) which is built into masonry as a bearing.
The load produced by occupancy and use including storage, inhabitants, moveable partitions and snow but not wind. Can be long, medium or short term.
The area where roofs meet.
An infill rafter completing the roof surface in areas such as corners of HIP ENDS or around chimneys.
Term sometimes used for IMPOSED LOADS.
Component of STABILITY BRACING.
Timbers not part of a truss but added to form the roof in areas where trusses cannot be used.
A truss in the form of a right-angled triangle with a single rafter.
Metal PLATE having integral teeth punched from the plate material. It is used for joining timber in one plane with no overlap. It will have an accreditation certificate and will be manufactured, usually, from galvanised steel. It is also available in stainless steel.
Point on a truss where the members intersect.
Timber pieces fitted at right angles between the trussed rafters to form fixing points.
The extension of a rafter or ceiling tie of a truss beyond its support or bearing.