Roof Tusses bracing


Postby rolthom » Wed May 23, 2007 11:03 pm

Hi I'm in the middle of building a extension I'm now at the roof stage could tell me how to brace the roof trusses, the roof is 9mtr's long and 5.3 mtr's wide there will be concrete modern interlocking tiles on the roof.
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Postby thedoctor » Thu May 24, 2007 8:43 pm

Diagonal wind braces should be put on from top apex of one end rafter to bottom wall plate end of other end rafter, on both sides of the roof running in opposite diagnal directions.. Longditudinal braces should be placed at top and bottom of purlins for full length of roof as well as up in the apex
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Postby rolthom » Thu May 24, 2007 8:49 pm

Thanks for reply, do you know where there is any diagrams or photo's I could access and view for myself?.
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