How Much Timber Is Needed To Make A Roof Structure?

How Much Timber Is Needed To Make A Roof Structure?

Finally, your dream house is ready to be constructed. Are you thinking of building it yourself, becoming an owner builder then you will need some help in fabricating the timber wall frames and roof trusses? If so, then before you get started, ensure that you have everything that you need, such as the materials and the right supplier to provide what you need.

When constructing the roof truss structure, you will need 2” x 4” dimensional timber and you will need to use a web of 2” x 4” for support and strength. This should support a chord or ceiling that weighs 10-12 pounds per square foot. When it comes to the question of how much timber you will need to make a roof structure, the answer will depend on some other information. Are you building a 2,500 square feet home or something smaller? The amount of timber will be dictated by the size of your building.

Roof Structure

Besides the 2” x 4” timber, the other materials needed would be galvanised steel connector plate (gusset plates), 1-1/2” screws and 3” deck screws. You will also need to choose the type of timber that will be ideal for your roof truss; will this be seasoned fir, red cedar, or yellow pine?

After all these considerations, the question now is, are you sure that you can ably build your roof truss structure yourself once the prefabricated equipment is delivered to site? So, it’s important f you find a local timber truss manufacturer to fabricate and set the roof truss structure up.

Gosford Frame and Truss is a leading supplier of wall frames, roof trusses and flooring systems to housing sectors in regional NSW. These structures are prefabricated and delivered on site, with easy to read and understand instructions for installation. Our services do not only focus on fabricating roof trusses, but we also offer our design services, using the latest MiTek 2020 design software. With this, we can confident that we can deliver products of the highest quality and durability.

With state-of-the-art software, skilled and experienced estimators/designers and specialised equipment, we can design and prefabricate your required structure of any shape, size and design. We will provide great service, fair quotes and high quality products that meets your needs and requirements of the project.

So, we reassure you that what you get from us, will be the best. You do not have to worry about the fact that you need to invest a significant amount of money and time on your project. From quotation to detailing, to onsite support, we are always ready to give help and assistance, so that the construction will run smoothly, according to budget and on time.

Contact us for a fast quote at 0409 437 201 or visit our website www.gosfordframentruss.com.au, if you need additional information. We will be ready and happy to meet with you, to discuss your project and how we can help.

We service the areas covering Fountaindale, Terrigal, Avoca, Ettallong, Umina, Killcare, Pretty Beach, Hardys Bay, Patonga, Copacabana, Bateau Bay, MacMasters Beach, Gosford, and surrounding areas.