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Choosing the best Type of Rafters For Your Construction Project

Choosing the best type of rafters for your construction project is a complex matter and something that calls on your expertise and skill. There are a range of rafter solutions on the market today, and that range is forever growing. This can make your decision even more complex. As suppliers of both timber roof trusses and metal web trusses, we’ve got a considerable amount of experience in this area. In this article we’d like explore the pros and cons of each.

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Timber Roof Trusses

There are any number of great reasons for choosing timber roof trusses for your construction project. A fast to fit, environmentally credible solution that has greater thermal efficiency than aluminium, steel or concrete, timber roof trusses are also highly versatile. Making this choice is cost efficient, bringing speed and simplicity to the build.

At Ochil we are proud to have been one of the first timber roof truss manufacturers in Scotland, so it’s fair to say that we know what we’re talking about. When it comes to designing and manufacturing timber roof trusses we use a clever mix of decades upon decades of experience and state of the art technology.

So, if you have a complex project, like these curved roofs in Tiree for example, the likelihood is that our timber roof trusses will make a great choice.

Metal Web Roof Trusses – SpaceRafter

If your project calls for long spans, then our metal web design SpaceRafter solution is more likely to tick your boxes. SpaceRafters are a popular, effective and efficient alternative to timber roof trusses and provide not only long, clear spans but deep insulation voids. The long span of SpaceRafter even means it can eliminate the need for internal load bearing walls.

At Ochil, we’re proud to design, manufacture and supply these lightweight solutions that speed up construction and allow for a choice of rigid, blown or quilt insulation. They also have the option of being top hung, which eliminates the need for rim beams and hangers. All in all, it’s easy to see why more and more architects and builders are choosing this type of rafter for their construction project.

Need Our Help?

If you’re in a dilemma over which type of rafters to choose for your construction project, get in touch. The team at Ochil has decades and decades of experience and is committed to giving impartial and professional advice to the construction industry. Working this way means we can help you make the right choice.

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