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News: Oak Trusses Structural Benefits and Aesthetic Pleasure

31/05/2019

At Oak Timber Structures Oak Trusses have a very special place in our hearts as they were the first products that we started to sell online. We developed the 3D model generator and over time based almost our entire website around the same technology. So just as the technology around 3D models became structurally integral to our website, trusses, are structurally integral to buildings and structures.

Trusses are a common way of supporting the roof of a building, whether that be a barn, pub or even your own home. They are available in many shapes and sizes, and while they can be hidden, it is more common for them to be proudly displayed for all to see. An Oak Truss can become the centre piece of any room and looks great in old cottages and new builds alike.

What Oak Trusses do Oak Timber Structures Supply

There are many different types of trusses that you will have seen from place to place, the main ones that we supply being:

Normal Truss

A Normal Truss has two rafters of equal length which meet in a tip at the top of the truss and have a tie beam connecting the two at the base of the truss. You can then either have a shaped or planed King Post with two braces or just two braces to for either a King or Queen Truss.

Raised Tie Truss

Similar to a Normal Truss and with the same king or queen options however the tie beam is raised so it dissects the two rafters rather than meeting them at the bottom.

Mono Truss

The Mono Truss only has one rafter which meets a post at the top with a connection tie beam at the bottom. You can only have a King Truss with when choosing a Mono however you can stil have the post shaped.