When building the ‘home of your dreams’ you will be confronted with multiple choices that need to be made. Whether you should install trusses or rafters is just one of these decisions. But it is a biggy. Is there a difference between the two? Yes there is. Let’s take a closer look.
It should go without saying, South Africa has an energy problem. If you need to know more, we’ve been sitting with this issue since 2007 with no solution in sight. With this in mind, when planning your next home in South Africa you need to ensure that you have plans to provide your own electricity – like installing solar panels. Here are some truss aspects to think about when planning to place solar panels on your roof.
Like any product on the market, it’s only as good as the materials used to build it. The same is true for roof trusses. While we’ve discussed the types and family of roof trusses, we’ve never spoken about the individual parts that go into making our roof trusses. Here are the main material parts of a truss.
Right, we’re all about being the best. That means being at the cutting edge of technology, utilising the best truss software, and robotic wood cutting machines. While it might seem we’re all about the future of trusses, we also believe those who ignore past lessons are doomed to build sub-standard trusses. So here’s a breakdown of the history of roof trusses.
It should go without saying, designing a roof truss is a complex process. We’ve dived deep into many of these aspects in numerous blogs throughout 2019. You can find them here, here, and here.
But even as experienced as we are, there are always tools of the trade that make our work easier. Like utilising 3D software. We’re not sure how truss fabricators did it accurately in the past, pre-computer era.