Roof trusses are the most widely used form of framing in the UK as they provide a cost-effective and flexible design solution. Not only the “norm” for simple roof structures but also increasingly the only method of framing to turn an architectural vision into a working roof structure.
Roof trusses hugely reduce the amount of time spent installing the structural elements of the roof compared to traditional build methods. Our speed of manufacture allows just-in-time delivery to site and therefore negates the need for large storage space on site. For more information on the different types of roof trusses available click here.
Pasquill has brought together some of the best designers in the industry to create our in-house design team. Located throughout the UK at our network of design centres, they enable us to provide true national coverage with local knowledge and service.
We have worked hard to ensure consistent quality from all of our manufacturing sites and are proud to be able to offer CE marking on all of our roof trusses.
For the manufacturing of our roof trusses, we work with PAMIR. A software solution provided by MiTek. This enables us to create detailed 3D drawings for all of our truss projects and supply you with a roof truss bracing diagram.
You should be aware not all quotes for roof trusses are the same; some manufacturers deliberately leave out essential items to make their quotes look cheaper. Pasquill quote for a complete roof package or one tailored to your needs our pre-quote phone call ensures we understand your requirements so that we can provide the package you need. Find out roof truss prices online today by requesting a quote for more information and specifications for your Roof Truss project.
The Pasquill difference
Pasquill’s complete roof package
- Roof trusses & gable ladders
- Roof bracing and ancillary timbers
- Glulam beam and portal frames
- Panelised roof solutions also available
Production, transport, health & safety
- Packaged as required to meet delivery programme
- Clear labelling of packs to aid swift site erection
- Site drawing pack with each delivery
- Close communication between transport personnel and site staff
- Scheduled deliveries nationwide for crane offloading
- Safe systems of work provided for unloading
View our roof trusses information factsheet.
How much do roof trusses cost?
Read our ‘How Much Do Different Types of Roof Trusses Cost?’ article for more information.
Are trusses cheaper than rafters?
With trusses you get what you pay for essentially. Trusses are made with smaller (and less pricey) pieces of timber that are linked together making them in fact very strong and stable. They can also span much further distances. Therefore, this reduces the need for load-bearing walls in the interior and can significantly reduce the cost of the project overall.
Additionally, there is often less work involved on-site and so therefore the installation requires less labour, thus reducing costs. Off-site manufacturing of roof trusses can also speed up the installation on-site.
What is the maximum span of a roof truss?
The size of roof trusses is normally limited by transport. Pasquill can deliver single piece trusses of up to around 15m long and up to 4.5m in height on their fleet of articulated vehicles. The maximum clear span of a truss is limited by your imagination and the depth of your pockets.
How are trusses measured?
The measurements that are taken depend on the type of roof truss you are after.
Duo – Take measurements for span, pitch, overall height and overhang.
Mono – Take measurements for span, pitch, overall height and overhang.
Attic – Take measurements for span, pitch, overall height, overhang, room height and room width.
Raised Tie – Take measurements for span, pitch, overall height, overhang and wall plate to ceiling.
Span = span over load-bearing wall plates
Pitch = the angle of the rafter to the horizontal, measured in degrees
Overall height = height from the apex to the underside of the ceiling tie
Overhang = extension of a rafter beyond supporting wall plate bearing
Wall plate to ceiling = vertical distance between wall plate and ceilingIf you are unsure of these measurements or which truss you will require, please get in touch with your local Pasquill design centre and one of our experienced team will be more than happy to help.
Are roof trusses load bearing?
Trusses are structural components as they carry loads from the roof and ceiling finish. They can also be designed to carry items of plant such as water tanks and air handling units as well as features such as false chimneys.
What are the different types of truss?
Read our ‘The Different Types of Roof Trusses and Their Uses’ article for more information.
How long can trusses be stored on site?
The delivery of trussed rafters should, wherever possible, be organised to minimise site storage time; however, where longer periods of storage are anticipated then the trusses should be protected with covers fixed in such a way as to allow proper ventilation around the trusses.
How should roof trusses be stored on site?
If you do need to store your roof trusses on-site for a period of time, they should be stored in a vertical or horizontal position at ground level, or on an appropriately-designed platform.
Where trusses are stored on-site they should be raised off the ground on suitable level bearers and appropriately braced to minimise distortion and to prevent accidents. Find more information on this in our ‘How to Safely Unload, Store and Install Roof Trusses’ guide.
What type of timber is used in Pasquill roof trusses?
The timber strength grade used is a special one for trussed rafters – TR26.
The timber and timber products that we use all have FSC® or PEFC certification. This means it comes from independently verified, legal, well-managed and sustainable forests