Roof trusses have been part of building construction since the dawn of engineering, and they are still a pretty dominant part of structural design even today.
The natural sturdiness, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness of this construction element have made it the primarily used structural component in Australia. In fact, prefabricated timber roof trusses have become incredibly popular because of their amazing tensile strength and lightweight countenance.
There are several advantages of using prefabricated roof trusses, and if you’re wondering what they might be, here’s a quick look:
- Zero on-site hassle
The best part about going for prefabricated timber roof trusses is that there’s zero on-site hassle. Instead of strenuous work carried out in the midst of constructing your dwelling, these roof trusses come ready and assembled from the factory and simply need to be installed on your framing.
Since timber trusses are incredibly lightweight, this saves a lot of time, energy, and backbreaking labour on behalf of your contractor. It also dramatically reduces the likeliness of on-site accidents. And lastly, this enhances the cost-effectiveness of your project as you don’t need a lot of labour and everything is delivered on the site exactly as you need it.
- Great structural stability
Prefabricated timber roof trusses don’t just provide a no-hassle installation, but they’re also incredibly stable, resilient, and durable. In fact, they can totally hold their own against inclement weather extremes that are prone to hit Australian hemispheres at unexpected times. There’s a certain level of satisfaction in knowing that your house will hold its own against the elements, and that’s exactly what a prefab timber truss design promises.
- Amazing design flexibility
Trusses are usually designed according to the requirements of the theme, the span of your roof, and the amount of tensile strength required to hold the cladding aloft. As such, prefabricated timber trusses are designed and assembled according to the unique standards and needs of each project.
So whether you want the bold theatrics of a gothic style roof or the traditional drama of a cathedral look, prefabricated trusses can help you achieve them all. Therefore, they’re incredibly flexible and provide amazing customization opportunities.
- Great time management
One of the reasons why prefabricated timber trusses are so popular is that they can drastically reduce the overall timeframe of your construction. For example, a typical brick-and-mortar house takes anywhere between 8-12 months (sometimes even more, especially with the finishing). On the other hand, a timber frame and truss structured house can be completed within 6-8 weeks!
- Stylish interior design element
Prefabricated timber truss designs make for gorgeous interior design elements. Instead of going for typical flat false ceilings that lose their personality after a while, timber trusses maintain their unique character and infuse a space with a distinguished look. Their rustic, cottage-chic appeal will make your houses feel very dramatic yet homely at the same time.
- Thermal benefits
Using timber frames and trusses to design the bare bones of your house will imbue it with many thermal benefits – especially the cost-effectiveness of your long-term heating and cooling machinations. Timber has natural insulation properties, so given that you clad your construction with the right materials, it can help you keep your homes cool in the summer and warm during winters. This, in turn, will directly affect your power-consumption and electricity bills.
- A renewable source
Since timber is a renewable material source and more than 100,000 homes are constructed from it each year, it also provides an excellent incentive to replant and grow trees. The biodegradable nature of this construction material doesn’t fill landfills with non-decomposable materials as well. It’s a totally eco-friendly way to design your homes and will help reduce your carbon footprint in the long run.
So, these are some of the most popular advantages of timber frame construction and how it helps you achieve the highest quality construction standards, your dream interior design aesthetics, and future long-term benefits at the same time.
If you need expert advice on your next prefabricated frames and trusses requirements, contact ABC Frames and Trusses today on (02) 9623 3100