A timber roof truss guide for Australia

Timber roof trusses being installed on a new development - Gosford Frame and Truss

The most important structural decision for roofing your home or business is selecting what type of truss to use. Timber roof truss options are very popular in Australia. They are affordable, durable and can be tailored to fit any space.

Timber roof truss products are key to roof structure. It is important to understand the basics before starting your project. In this guide, we will outline the different types of timber roof truss options available in Australia. We will also provide tips on choosing the right truss for your needs. So be sure to read on if you’re considering a timber roof truss for your next build!

What is a timber roof truss?

A timber roof truss is a structural frame made from timber that supports the roof. They are most commonly used in houses and buildings with pitched roofs. It is composed of timber and is triangular in shape. Roof trusses are used to support the roofing material and weight of the roof.

They are most commonly found in pitched roofs but can also be used in flat roofs. There are many different types of roof trusses, which are classified by their shape. Roof trusses are installed during the construction of a building and can also be added later as a replacement or renovation project.

What is the anatomy of a timber roof truss?

Timber Roof Truss - Gosford Frame and TrussA timber roof truss is an engineered structural component that is used in the construction of a timber roof. They consist of a series of connected triangular sections that help to distribute the weight of the roof across the entire structure.

Timber roof trusses are made up of two parts, the top chord and the bottom chord. The top chord supports the weight of the roof and the bottom chord transfers load from the rafters to the walls. There are many different types of timber roof trusses, each suited to different purposes.

What are the common styles of roof trusses?

  • Standard roof truss – used for gable, hip and valley roofs
  • Mono roof truss – half of a standard design constructed with a top chord offset overhang
  • Scissor roof truss – includes an external and internal roof pitch
  • Parallel chord truss – a long oblong shape ideal for long open spaces
  • Attic roof truss – a framed design that includes a central void for additional room space
  • Bowstring roof truss – manufactured with small top chord sections to form a curve
  • Gambrel roof truss – a two-pitch design commonly found in barn buildings
  • Bell roof truss – another two-pitch design available with or without overhangs

If you’re looking for a timber truss and roof company, then Gosford Timber and Truss is the name you can trust. Call us on 0409 437 201 or visit us at www.gosfordframentruss.com.au for more information on timber roof trusses and wall frames.

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