Roof timbers & Structural timbers within buildings come in all shapes and sizes, floor and ceiling joists, structural timbers or wooden lintels any timber decay to these timbers can be detrimental to the overall structural soundness of the building.
Dealing with Dry rot and Wet rot
Dry rot in your home can be disastrous if not Treated in time
it can spread without the timber being wet, because it is able to generate moisture through the digestion of timber, and once it spreads, it can severely damage the structural integrity of any building.
Dry rot is a fungus that can rampage through any space such as floor voids or attic spaces, and Roof timbers,
It has the potential to destroy all timber in its path whilst penetrating masonry & brick walls to reach more timber,
We come across this quit often in our trade, All timber with signs of Dry Rot will need to be removed and replaced,
all existing timbers and brick work will need treated
isolating and ventilating the area, preventing any further outbreaks of the fungus.
To make sure the damp moist conditions… are gone for good,
Replacing damaged timber spars and purling’s, using joist hangers and not building them back into masonry walls,
we can do a free roofing survey with free advise
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Different types or roofs
There are two basic methods of pitched roof construction;
One, a ‘cut roof’ this is where a joiner will cut all roof timber on site,
measure all timbers to suite joists and purlins etc,
the exact details being determined by the size of roof. size of timbers etc.
The other option is a ‘truss roof’ which are ordered in from a factory and erected on site, (pre-made)
Building regulations now require calculation of the weight these timbers will take So… factory Pre-made trusses are starting to become the standard practice,
where all this can be worked out on a computer screen in your office,