Anyone who is in the process of building a new home from scratch, has probably heard about the importance of frames and trusses. Your building contractor will tell you that frames and trusses are possibly the most important parts of any building. But, when it comes down to it, what are they? And why should you choose prefabricated frames and trusses instead of the traditional route? Read on to learn all the important details about wall frames and roof trusses.

What are trusses?

The roof uses wall trusses, which are wooden structures, as support. Trusses often come in a web-like design that utilises tension and compression to create strong components. The components can withstand plenty of pressure to support the home. Trusses can also be crafted and configured into multiple different designs. Therefore, there is an appropriate option for any home or building.

What are frames?

The design of wall frames in your home ensures the support of 4the ceiling and roof. Their construction includes a fixing point for wall sheeting. The fixing points include the vertical and horizontal sections of exterior walls and interior partitions that support studs, wall plates and lintels.

Why should you choose prefabricated roof trusses and wall frames?

You may wonder if there is any benefit to choosing prefabricated roof trusses and wall frames instead of having them built on-site. Prefabricated trusses and frames offer many benefits to your build, including:

Prefabricated trusses and frames produce less waste

Experts manufacture timber frames and trusses in a specialised factory. The methods used to craft them result in significantly less timber waste. Therefore, prefabrication is a more eco-friendly option than having them built traditionally.

Prefab trusses and frames allow quicker installation

Prefab timber trusses and frames are already constructed when delivered to your build site. Therefore, they are ready to be lifted and installed once they arrive on-site, resulting in a much quicker turnaround time. Traditionally, trusses and frames built on-site can often be the most complicated and time-intensive aspects of your home build.

Prefab trusses and frames are more cost-effective

Prefab trusses and frames are a much more cost-effective way of building your home. This is due to less wasted materials, and you won’t have to hire experts to craft them from hand.

Less on-site hassle

Building frames and trusses on-site creates significant on-site hassle. Trusses and frames are often very large. Building these in the middle of a building site is complex and can cause numerous delays and other issues.

Get in contact with our team of specialists today

If you’re considering utilising prefab timber trusses and frames for your new home, get in contact with our team of experts today for a free quote. If you’re looking for a timber truss and roof company, then Gosford Timber and Truss is a name you can trust. Call us on 0409 437 201 or visit us at for more information.

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