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When it comes to building design, the roof of the structure is undoubtedly one of the most important components, having the potential to determine the structure’s appearance, performance and durability.

A trussed rafter roof meets all the vital functional considerations that must be taken into account, providing protection from the elements, strength and stability, fire protection and speedy construction to make the building watertight at an early stage.

At the same time, the flexibility afforded by a trussed rafter roof gives you the design freedom to fulfil your aesthetic vision.

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  • Trussed Rafters

    Trussed rafters are a flexible and cost-effective solution for all types of home builder. They can be used across a wide range of building types including timber frame, masonry and steel frame.

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  • Spandrel & Gable Panels

    Spandrel panels are pre-assembled structural panels used as a separating wall or as an external gable roof panel.

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  • Metal Web Rafters

    Metal web rafters (also known as steel roof trusses) offer the specifier and contractor unique benefits compared to other methods of roof construction.

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  • Room in the Roof / Attic Trusses

    A large proportion of all trussed rafters produced are now room in roof or attic trusses, which offer up to 65% more living space. These use a method of construction that has been in common use for over 40 years – a simple, tried and tested means of providing the structural roof and floor in the same component.

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How to buy?

It couldn’t be easier to buy a trussed roof or metal web joist system to meet your exact specification. Reputable manufacturers are members of the TRA.

When you choose a TRA member, you get peace of mind knowing they have been vetted and approved by the industry’s leading professional association.

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Trussed Rafter Association