Roof Construction Methods
Traditional or Cut Roof
The traditional or cut roof is essentially a roof cut and assembled on site using individual timber members.It is normally constructed using rafters and purlins. Hips and Valleys are constructed. The most common structure used is where there is a gable at both ends of the roof. The wall plates are bedded on mortar and should be lapped where they meet.
Bolted Truss Roof
Many different shaped roofs can be constructed using the bolt system. Bolted trusses were used in many domestic building prior to the trussed rafter era.
Trussed Rafter Roof
Punched metal nail plates connectors are used to connect the timbers pre delivery to site.