Timber & Allied Services Ltd.

Trusses & Timber Frame Housing


Roof Trusses are the most widely used form of framing used in the UK and we at Timber and Allied Ltd can offer a made to measure Truss service as well as other forms of timber engineering such as Metal Web Easy joists and I Beam joist systems.

Standard Trusses

Using the latest truss design software most designs can be completed using a web designed truss, in simple terms the truss is comprised of a series of horizontal, vertical and angled timbers to create triangulation as shown in the example below, typically a roof of this design can be produced within days.

Attic Trusses

By their definition attic trusses are designed to enable usable space within a roof, this could be for an additional bedroom or for storage, using our design software we can look at maximising your space or providing vital storage, typically an attic trussed roof can be designed and manufactured within a week.

Raised Tie / Scissor Roofs

If head room is an issue or overall dwelling height is a planning consideration then we can design your trusses to overcome these problems, using a raised tie truss we can provide additional headroom as shown in the first drawing or alternatively we can design in a scissor truss to gain headroom.

Glulam Roof Beams / Portal Frames

If the proposed design of your roof is not achievable using a conventional truss design then Sydenhams can incorporate Glulam Laminated Beams to provide support intermediately or as a design statement the beams can be left exposed to provide maximum impact as shown in the example below.

Timber Frame Housing

Timber frame is one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable forms of construction available in the 21st century. It ensures a high-quality product, reduces overall build costs and shortens the duration of build programmes. 70% of the developed world’s population live in timber frame houses. These include many in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, Australia and Japan.

In the UK, timber frame is on the increase, as house-builders and developers recognise the advantages.

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The Timber Frame Software used offers a number of key benefits:

  • Intelligent 3D computer models of framed buildings based upon standard UK building practices to aid compliance with relevant building regulations and standards.
  • Rapid creation and manipulation of house-types to consider alternative designs and appraise cost implications.
  • Automatic quantity take-off and scheduling for accurate cost analysis at any stage of the design.
  • 2D/3D visual appraisal of a house-type from any viewpoint to avoid design errors.
  • Rapid production and update of working/manufacturing drawings.

With the tool as our disposal and the ongoing commitment of our team we ensure a quality engineered design that in practice works.

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