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Roofscape Design Awards 2024 shortlist announced

The shortlisted entries for the 2024 Roofscape Design Awards have been announced. From over 30 projects entered, this shortlist of eight entries celebrates the ingenuity and technical skills of designers in the roofing sector by recognising projects that showcase the highest standard in design, innovation, and sustainability in the use of timber trussed rafter roofs. … Continue reading “Roofscape Design Awards 2024 shortlist announced”

The TRA Roofscape Design Awards are back!

Earlier in 2023, we launched the TRA Roofscape Design Awards and received a great response from designers within TRA member companies. We are pleased to announce that the TRA Roofscape Design Awards will be back in 2024, and entries will be open in early January 2024. The awards showcase the best design, innovation, and sustainability … Continue reading “The TRA Roofscape Design Awards are back!”

A trussed solution for a steely problem at Mablethorpe Care home

When the brief that is presented to you is of an architect’s roof design, and you are asked to manage the expectations, it can be a challenging position to be in. This was what happened to Pasquill’s designer Kristian Telford, who is experienced in designing roofscapes for care homes rose to the challenge and provided … Continue reading “A trussed solution for a steely problem at Mablethorpe Care home”

Innovative roof truss design saves time and money for Cheshire residential project

Crendon Timber Engineering Ltd was approached to consult on a residential project for three exclusive homes in Cheshire. The customer had already received superstructure designs from a structural consultancy involving a steel portal frame-type construction with loose-cut timber roofs. However, the dwellings had highly complex roofscapes with intersecting high and low-pitch surfaces, hip ends, valleys, … Continue reading “Innovative roof truss design saves time and money for Cheshire residential project”

Pushing the boundaries of complex roof design

Timber engineering often comes into its own on projects where the cost and environmental impacts of steel are too high. So it was when NB Contracts approached DWB Anglia with a project where the client needed a large, open habitable roof space without vertical posts or large steel structures. Gemma Weston, DWB Anglia’s truss designer … Continue reading “Pushing the boundaries of complex roof design”

Peate ploughs on to create award-winning roofscape design

Image of Harry Peate, truss designer at Truss Form (Midlands) Ltd standing next to Richard Jarvis.

Refurbishing an existing building is never entirely straightforward. But when it’s also Grade II listed structure built over 180 years ago, any conversion project is a massive challenge, both demanding a sensitive and appropriate degree of restoration and dealing with the quirkiness of British architectural history. That’s why, when it came to restoring the roof … Continue reading “Peate ploughs on to create award-winning roofscape design”

Safety designed into complex roofscape

When specialist carehome builder Lawrence Baker, approached Donaldson Timber Engineering for a bespoke roof design last year, it was obvious that an experienced designer like Sue Darbyshire should be given the challenge. Sue has just celebrated 25 years with Donaldson Timber and has been designing roofs for Lawrence Baker, based in Oxfordshire for over two … Continue reading “Safety designed into complex roofscape”

TRA AGM 2023 

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The TRA AGM and Conference in April saw the great and the good of the industry join together, to take part in a new format day offering insights into recruitment, business development and social media, and updates on the latest technical, sustainability and safety issues.  Careers and recruitment   Neil Dellar and Kieran O’Keefe from Tresham … Continue reading “TRA AGM 2023 “

Roofscape Design Awards Winners Announced 

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The winners of the TRA’s first Roofscape Design Awards were officially announced at the TRA’s new-format AGM and Conference at Kettering Park Hotel last week.   The awards recognise the technical skills required to design trussed rafter roofs, joists, and panels and celebrate outstanding projects in three categories: Residential Project of the Year, Conversion and Refurbishment … Continue reading “Roofscape Design Awards Winners Announced “

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