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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About.. Products.. A Frame.. Technical Resources.. Useful links.. Location.. Contact.. Timber is the most natural structural renewable resource available to us in these times of concern for our environment.. At A~TRUSS COMPANY LTD.. , we use the best materials available meeting stringent National Standards Authority of Ireland  ...   to you, our Customer.. See for yourself, the quality and service we can provide, as you browse through the content of our website.. A~TRUSS COMPANY LTD.. ,.. Rathcairn Industrial Estate, Rathcairn, Athboy, Co.. Meath, Ireland.. P.. + 353 46 9430555 -.. F.. + 353 46 9430556.. Email.. :.. info@a-truss.. ie..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: :.. A~TRUSS is a dynamic young company that has been serving and supplying the construction industry and domestic housing market since it s inauguration on Oct 1st 1996.. Although a young company, A~TRUSS has become a major player in the general contractors and builders suppliers market, specialising in the production of precision designed and engineered trussed rafters, whilst making significant inroads into almost every segment of the trade.. With an experienced management and production team, A~TRUSS aims to bring a fresh and enthusiastic verve to the industry.. Our product range is enhanced by the inclusion of Glulam (glue laminated timber beams and structures), in the company portfolio.. We market the Lilleheden Limtræ Glulam range of engineered timber.. Lilleheden Limtræ has been manufacturing and supplying Glulam throughout Europe since 1930 s.. They currently produce in excess  ...   one-off houses and scheme housing both standard and attic/dormer, apartments, small and large extensions, complex refurbishment and re-instatement projects, urban renewal projects, nursing homes, schools, universities, hotels, golf clubs, stables, club houses, local authority housing and large local authority contracts, commercial buildings, office buildings, shopping centres, system buildings, timber frame manufacturers.. Quality.. with customer service, care and satisfaction:.. The emphasis is very much on customer service and satisfaction powered by our strong sense of teamwork.. We provide high quality timber, timber grading, trussed rafter design engineering and Glulam engineering.. To achieve the standard of service and the quality of product our name suggests, we use the most up to date, state of the art computer aided design software, in conjunction with the latest production equipment and methods, enhanced by the highly motivated and experienced team..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: products.. Truss Hanger.. Girder Hanger.. Midi Shoe.. Mini Hanger.. Truss Clip.. Framing Anchors.. Parallam PSL.. TimberStrand LSL.. Silent Floor System Framing Details.. TJI Joists..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: Handling.. Truss Types.. Glossary of Technical Terms.. Roof Types / Configurations.. Storage.. Water Tanks.. The Origin of the species.. Chimneys and Loft Hatches.. Health and Safety issues..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: Useful Links.. www.. itfma.. Irish Timber Frame Manufacturers Association.. wolf-systems.. co.. uk.. UK's Best Nailplates and roof design software.. coford.. ie/woodspec.. Answers to all your Wood Specification questions.. nsai.. National Standards Authority of Ireland.. cullen-bp.. Cullen Building Products.. trusjoist.. Trus Joist Wood Engineers.. constructireland.. Construct Ireland..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: Rathcairn Industrial Estate.. Rathcairn, Athboy, County Meath, Ireland.. P + 353 46 9430555.. F + 353 46 9430556.. Email:.. Click Map To Enlarge..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: Name:.. Address.. (optional).. Tel:.. Email:.. Comments:.. Contact me by:.. Email.. Telephone.. None..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: It is imperative to prevent damage or deformation to trusses awaiting erection.. They should be stored as illustrated in fig 1 2 below and protected from sun and rain.. Adequate allowance must be made for ventilation.. Manhandling.. Correct manhandling: not less than 3 persons are advised.. Mechanical Handling.. Back..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: Some common Truss types..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: A.. |.. B.. C.. D.. E.. F.. G.. H.. I.. J.. | K |.. L.. M.. N.. O.. Q.. R.. S.. T.. U.. V.. W.. | X | Y | Z.. APEX/PEAK.. The uppermost point of a TRUSS.. ASYMMETRIC TRUSS.. A truss with two rafters meeting at the APEX, having a different pitch on both sides.. ATTIC TRUSS/ROOM-IN-THE-ROOF.. A truss which forms the top storey of a dwelling, but allows the area to be habitable by leaving it free of internal WEB members.. This will be compensated by larger timber sizes elsewhere.. Top.. BARGEBOARD.. Board fitted to conceal roof timbers at.. GABLE END.. BATTENS.. Small timber members spanning over trusses to support tiles, slates, etc.. BEARER.. A member designed to distribute loads over a number of trusses.. BEARING.. The part of a truss receiving structural support.. This is usually a.. WALLPLATE.. but can be an internal wall etc.. BINDER.. Timber member or timber beam installed at ceiling level supporting other timber or trusses, generally supported by multiply trusses on either side.. BIRDSMOUTH.. A notch in the underside of a.. RAFTER.. to allow a horizontal seating at the point of support (usually used with.. RAISED TIE TRUSSES.. ).. BLOCKING.. Short timbers fixed between chords to laterally brace them.. They should be at least 70% of the depth of the.. CHORDS.. BOBTAIL.. A truss type formed by truncating a normal triangular truss.. BOTTOM CHORD.. See.. CEILING TIE.. BRACING.. This can be Temporary, Stability or Wind Bracing which are described under these headings.. BUILDING DESIGNER.. The person responsible for the structural stability and integrity of the building as a whole.. CAMBER.. An upward vertical displacement built into a truss in order to compensate for deflection which might be caused by the loadings.. CANTILEVER.. The part of a structural member or TRUSS which.. extends beyond.. one or both of.. its bearings.. The lowest member of a truss, usually horizontal which caries the ceiling construction, storage loads and water tank.. CHEVRON BRACING.. Diagonal bracing nailed to the truss in the plane of the specified webs to add stability.. Refer to the Top and Bottom Chords which are respectively the.. and.. CONCENTRATED LOAD.. A load applied at a point.. CONNECTOR PLATE/FASTENER.. NAILPLATE.. CRIPPLE RAFTER.. JACK RAFTER.. DEAD LOAD.. The load produced by the fabric of the building, always long term, (see.. DESIGN LOADS.. DEFLECTION.. The deformation caused by the loads.. The loads for which the unit is designed.. These consider the duration of the loads -long term, medium term, short term and very short term.. DUO/DUAL PITCH TRUSS.. A truss with two rafters meeting at the.. APEX.. having the same pitch on both sides.. DWANGS.. NOGGINGS.. EAVES.. The line where the rafter meets the wall.. EAVES JOINT/HEEL.. The part of the truss where the rafter and the ceiling tie intersect.. This is usually where the truss is supported.. EXTENDED RAFTER.. RAISED TIE TRUSS.. FASCIA.. Horizonital board fitted along the length of the building to the edge of the truss overhangs.. FASTENER.. FINK TRUSS.. The most common type of truss used for dwellings.. It is duo-pitch, the rafters having the same pitch.. The webs form a letter W.. FIRRING PIECE.. A tapered timber member used to give a fall to flat roof areas.. FRENCH HEEL.. An.. joint where the rafter sits on the ceiling tie.. The end wall which is parallel to the trusses and which extends upwards vertically to the rafters.. GABLE LADDER.. Components used to form an overhang at the gable end.. GIRDER TRUSS.. A truss made up of two or more fixed together and designed to take exceptional loads, such as those imposed by other trusses fixed to it.. HEEL.. EAVES JOINT.. HIP BOARD.. A member sloping from ridge to corner in a.. HIP END.. construction.. An.. alternative to a.. where the end wall finishes at the same height as the adjacent walls.. The roof inclines from the end wall.. usually (but not always) at the same.. PITCH.. as the main trusses.. HIP SET..  ...   a.. The uppermost member of a truss which normally carries the roof covering.. RAFTER DIAGONAL BRACING.. Component of Stability.. A truss which is supported at a point on the rafter which is beyond the point where the rafter meets the ceiling tie.. REDUCING TRUSSES.. See VALLEY SETS.. REMEDIAL DETAIL.. A modification produced by the.. TRUSSED RAFTER DESIGNER.. to overcome a problem with the truss after its manufacture.. RETURN SPAN.. The span of a truss being supported by a girder.. RIDGE.. The line formed by the truss apexes.. RIDGEBOARD.. Timber running along a ridge and sandwiched between loose rafters.. ROOF DESIGNER.. The person responsible for the roof structure as a whole, and who takes into account its stability and capability of transmitting wind forces on the roof to suitable load-bearing walls.. ROOM-IN-THE-ROOF.. ATTIC TRUSS.. SCAB.. Additional timber fitted to the side of a truss to effect a local reinforcement, particularly in.. SETTING-OUT-POINT.. The point on a truss where the undersides of the rafter and ceiling tie meet.. SKEW NAILING.. A method of fixing trusses to the wallplate by driving nails at an angle through the truss into the wallplate which is generally not recommended.. (See.. TRUSS CLIP.. ).. SOFFIT.. Board fixed underneath.. overhang along the length of the building to conceal timbers.. SPAN.. Span over wallplate is the distance between the outside edges of the two supporting wallplates.. This is usually the overall length of the ceiling tie.. SPANDREL PANEL.. A timber frame, triangular panel forming gable wall above ceiling line.. SPLICE.. A joint between two members in line using a.. or glued finger joint.. SPREADER BEAM.. An arrangement of additional timbers fixed in the roof space to provide lateral support to the trusses.. STRAP.. Metal component designed to fix trusses or wallplates to walls.. STRUT.. Internal member connecting the third point and the quarter point on a.. STUB END.. See BOBTAIL.. TEMPORARY BRACING.. An arrangement of diagonal loose timbers installed for safety during erection.. Often incorporated with permanent.. STABILITY.. WIND BRACING.. structures.. THIRD POINT.. Point on the ceiling tie where the internal.. webs meet.. on the ceiling tie in a.. TIMBER STRESS GRADING.. The classification of timber into different structural qualities based on strength (see I.. S.. 127).. TRIMMER.. A piece of timber used to frame around openings.. TRUSS/TRUSSED RAFTER.. A lightweight framework, generally but not always triangulated, placed at intervals of 600mm to support the roof.. It is made from timber members of the same thickness, fastened together in one plane using nailplates or plywood gussets.. The person responsible for the design of the TRUSSED RAFTER as a component, and for specifying the points where design/compression bracing is required.. A metal component designed to provide a safe structural connection of trusses to wallplates.. Also to resist wind uplift and to remove the damage caused by.. TRUSS SHOE.. A metal component designed to provide a structural connection and support for a truss to a girder or beam.. UNIFORMLY DISTRIBUTED LOAD.. A load that is uniformly spread over the full length of the member.. VALLEY BOARD.. A member raking from incoming.. to corner in a valley construction.. VALLEY FRAMES/SET.. Infill frames used to continue the roofline when roofs intersect.. VERGE.. The line where the trussed rafters meet the gable wall.. WALLPLATE.. A timber member laid along the length of the load-bearing walls to support the trusses.. This must be at least 75mm wide.. WEBS.. Timber members that connect the rafters and the ceiling tie together forming triangular patterns which transmit the forces between them.. An arrangement of additional timbers, or other structural elements in the roof space, specially designed to transmit wind forces to suitable load-bearing walls.. WOLFCHORDS.. Are composite beams consisting of two timbers, plated together to form a deeper section.. They can be used as simple beams or incorporated into a trussed rafter to reinforce a highly stressed member.. They are often used in raised tie trusses.. They are sometimes referred to by others as Superchords, Stackchords or Twinachords..

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  • Title: A Truss - Excellence in Timber Engineering
    Descriptive info: Click on the picture for more detail.. Flat Top Hip.. Typical L return.. T intersection..

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