Douglas Fir Trusses

Douglas Fir Trusses

This bespoke design includes three feature trusses intended to give high quality character to a new-build vaulted ceiling in Kildare which are connected by purlins to give structural support to the rafters above. The design of the native Douglas Fir roof trusses are governed by the need to be able to enter a mezzanine area play room for the clients’ three children situated above the sitting room. The two curved struts lock and stiffen the truss and allow a ladder to be placed in the centre for access to the play room whilst placing a hand on something solid for added safety.

The trusses were assembled piece-by-piece on site with a small team. Each purlin is a series of beams scarf-jointed together to create a long running beam which makes for a quick and efficient assembly with no need to hire plant machinery.

Category
Homes, Trusses