Room in the roof trusses
Create additional living space in your roof by using “Room in the roof” or “Attic” trusses. Whether you are building a new dream house or re-rooﬁng an existing property, you could add additional living space to the building footprint. Attic trusses can also be used above garages to create ofﬁce or storage space. Made from structural grade red woods and fabricated to our same exacting standards, attic trusses are a cost effective method to gain that extra space.
Spandrel panels are becoming increasingly popular with house builders and self builders. They consist of a non-structural panel which replaces the internal blockwork of a gable end and/or party wall.
Spandrels can be manufactured as a simple frame with OSB sheathing on the outer face or clad with 1 or 2 sheets of plasterboard to create fire protection. Spandrel panels can also be ore insulated when they are used in an attic roof.
The benefits of spandrel Panels.
- Quicker erection time – Installing a pre manufactured spandrel panel will save hours of bricklaying time. There is also no requirement for waiting for blockwork to cure before roof installation.
- Safety – By speeding up the erection time of the gable end means less time is spent by workers at height reducing the risk of falls and accidents.
- Cost Saving Using spandrel panels can eliminate the need for roof trusses at the gable wall as tiling laths and ceiling plasterboard can be more easily fixed to the timber frame structure that a traditional blockwork gable. Scaffolding costs are also reduced.
- Single trade solution – Using a single trade to manufacture the roof trusses and spandrel panels saves the need to liase with multiple trades and guarantees accuracy in lining through.
We are approved manufacturers of the NEW market leading Gang-Nail SpaceJoist open web joist system.
Spacejoists have many advantages over timber engineered joists. We manufacture all our joists to strict tolerances and specific designs to give the most economical but structurally sound floor. We provide full on site detailed drawings to ensure the fitting time is kept to a minimum.
Long spans are achievable which may eliminate intermediate load bearing walls, thus reducing a building’s overall cost.
Reduced wastage: Manufacturing to size eliminates site alterations saving site time.
Design ﬂexibility: SpaceJoists can be designed top hung to eliminate the rim board, decreasing the risk of timber shrinkage to improve air tightness.
Sound performance: Outstanding acoustic performance to comfortably pass English and Welsh regs, even complying with the more stringent 43dB Scottish regs without additional insulation, plasterboard or resilient bars.
Easy to handle: A lightweight construction makes SpaceJoist easy to individually manhandle. Alternatively, ﬂoor and roof sections (cassettes) can be delivered and craned into position to save build time.
Wide nailing surface for easy ﬁxing of ﬂoor and ceiling materials
Engineered: Manufactured offsite ensuring consistent quality and reliability.
Open web design for easy installation of services, without drilling or notching, accommodating large services such as Mechanical Heat Recovery Systems.
Home grown timber can be used in manufacture – reducing carbon footprint.