What Does the Trussed Rafter Association Do?
The TRA is a recognised source of specialist information about trussed rafters for specifiers, contractors and end users. A range of publications including the Technical Handbook Site Installation Guide, widely regarded as the industry 'bible' are produced. The TRA maintains close links with UK and European authorities to ensure that new standards are practical and are implemented across the industry
Health & Safety Advice:
The TRA actively promotes the benefits of using trussed rafters for both domestic and commercial projects through the trade, technical and consumer press. Links are forged with public and private sectors to ensure the benefits of using trussed rafters are recognised as widely as possible.
The TRA provides its Members with a range of services including technical updates, health & safety guidance and promotional support.
Trussed rafters stand out as a sophisticated and highly-engineered product, with superior fabrication underpinned by high production standards. They are more flexible and more cost effective than many other methods of roof construction.
With metal-web joists, not only can the floor span further than with conventional joisting methods, but the speed of installation both of the floor itself and the subsequent services in the floor zone is much faster.
Companies are independently assessed against “chain of custody” standards to demonstrate they can supply wood productsderived from sustainable forests.Two frameworks oversee development of forest certification, these are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Programme for Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)