Timber Roof Trusses

What is the Strongest Roof Truss Design?

If you are looking for roof trusses for your new building project, its important to have best quality materials to ensure you have a high quality  finished structure. You want your home or project to be attractive and eye-catching, and maybe be wondering which of type of roof trusses are the strongest.

There are many roof trusses designs that you could choose from for your home or project. These designs vary from a basic King Post, which has a single internal brace that covers up to 5 meters of space, to 3-piece center bar with several braces covering up to 100 metres.

Across most of Australia, prefabricated timber roof trusses have changed the way the roofs are framed, by forming carefully engineered beams and joists into a single structure. In relation to the installation and the designs, this will depend on the width, steepness of slope and load on the roof.

Heyden Frame and Truss has comprehensive knowledge and skill in the industry, when it comes to prefabricated timber wall frames and roof trusses.

With regards to the question about which is the strongest roof truss design, the answer is that no style of truss, in a natural way, is stronger than the others. The simplest roof truss design is the King Post with a single upright center brace, two top chords and a bottom chord. A Queen Post, which spans the same distance as the King Post, has a brace, diagonally placed on either side of center post. While the Queen Post may be stronger than the King Post, due to additional braces, the King Post is considered satisfactory, for spans that cover  5 metres.

All roof trusses are designed to be engineered to Australian Standards, so that they can carry any kind of load that consists of the roof itself and its components, plus the load from rain, snow  and  wind.

So, there is no single roof truss design that is strongest of all designs, but there is one that is most suitable, for any specific application, area, and design.

Timber Roof Trusses

All roof trusses tend to be triangle in shape. The structural stability provided by this shape is the most that it can provide, whether under compression, downward pressure, bending or lateral pressure. This strength by a triangle cannot be equaled by any other shape.

When designing a roof truss for a building, Heyden Frame and Truss factors in the size, pitch and load that the roof is designed to carry. This way, the truss can meet all structural and design requirements, for interior space and eye-catching appearance. We have been prefabricating and supplying joists and timber roof trusses from Newcastle to Northern Sydney, for more than 30 years now.

We design roof trusses using with the most up to date software. These structures are then manufactured to meet Australian standards. Based on your building plans, we build roof trusses regardless of shape or complexity and we also perform a structural analysis. Our team consists of engineering experts, who always make certain that your roof trusses meet all safety standards.

Contact us for a fast quote on (02) 4351 2616 or upload your plan to us and one of our team will talk you through the next steps in putting up your dream project together. You can also visit us at www.heydenframeandtruss.com.au for additional information.

We cover the areas of Central Coast, Sydney, Newcastle, Gosford and surrounding areas.