We supply Prefabricated Timber Roof Rafters or Trusses based on SANS 10160, 10163 & 10243 and connected with an accredited Engineering System's nail plates as per their design & supplied by an accredited ITC-SA Fabricator.
Our Timber Roof Rafters are designed using the Engineering Software from one of the four Accredited System Members of the ITC-SA; Alpine Automation South Africa (Pty) Ltd, International Truss Systems (Pty) Ltd, MiTek Industries S.A. (Pty) Ltd and Multinail Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Timber Roof Rafters are generally used for residential and light commercial structures. These rafters can span from 600mm's up to 15m's with ease. We make use of two different types of timber in our designs, SA Pine, and Biligom. SA Pine being the more aesthetically pleasing option of the two are mainly used for exposed roofs where rafters will be visible to the naked eye. Biligom is much stronger than Pine, and are therefore used as a cost effective alternate when roofs are not exposed.
Whether it is a residential or commercial project, the roof of any structure is a vital component because it protects its occupants from the outside elements. It is vital that you choose roof rafters that are suitable to your needs. Timber rafters have many advantages:
Because timber rafters are compatible with other structural products, they can be linked to other t rafters and components. Using timber rafters can also create large open areas – ideal for designers and architects to use creatively. Partitions can also be moved without the building's structural integrity being compromised.
Because timber Rafters are light in weight, it's not always necessary to use heavy machinery to install. The waste generated by timber at a building site is minimal, making clean-up work less costly.
Most of the on-site framing problems are eliminated with timber rafters. Rafters are uniformly made ensuring accurate fabrication. Timber is durable and strong.
With excellent thermal properties, timber rafters are energy efficient. They are also easily insulated.
Compared to steel rafters, wood rafters consume much less energy. It is also the only renewable construction material.
Almost unlimited variety gives the user excellent leeway to experiment with aesthetics.