NYTimber manufactures complex roof design incorporating 99 separate roof trusses

Independent timber specialist NYTimber has manufactured one of its most complex roof designs to date in the North East of England.

The project, which is worth more than £10,000, incorporated 99 separate roof trusses. One of the most intricate requests the company has received, it was made increasingly difficult by the presence of attic bedrooms, corridors and an office.

NYTimber’s specialist Truss Rafter Design Team measured and designed the roof structure, which included trusses that span 7.2m, using the latest MiTek software, following visits to the site in County Durham.

The roof trusses were manufactured at NYTimber’s 100,000sqft fabrication centre in Brompton on Swale where five truss presses were used to turn around the order in just three days.

Using its fleet of specialist roof truss wagons, NYTimber arranged for the trusses to be delivered to site at a time to suit the customer and enable contractors to begin the installation as soon as possible.

NYTimber is continuing to support the customer during the house’s second fix by supplying bespoke Oak door frames and Oak feature doors.

Nick Kershaw, managing director at NYTimber, said: “Self builds are becoming increasingly popular as people look to create homes that break traditional moulds and have added character, which is why we are receiving such interesting design requests.

“Fortunately for our customers, our design team have the combined experience of more than 100 years and are more than capable of creating and delivering even the most complex roof structures.

“It has been a very interesting and complex project that demonstrates how far we have come as a company. We’re now supplying roof trusses to national house builders, developers, and self-builders throughout the UK.”


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