Various standard hip layouts are commonly used depending on truss span, loading and pitch. Typical examples are:
  • Hydro Hip System - Small hip system.
  • Truncated Hip System - Truncated girder system suitable for larger spans but not well suited to low pitches.
  • Dutch Hip System - Dutch or louvred hip system.
  • 45o Hip System - A versatile full girder system simple to erect but not generally viable at spans over 10m (under tiles).
Where the cost of the hip system may have a significant effect on the total roof cost, (i.e. pyramid roofs or large multi-hip projects) the specifier should contact MiTek for advice as to the best system to use.
Standard 45o Hip System
Truncated Hip System
Hydro Hip System
Dutch Hip System