eCo Truss Hangers provide a secure means of support to connect timber beams, joists or trusses. eCo Truss Hangers are available in widths of 38mm, 50mm and 76mm. Various configurations of truss hangers are available, thus offering a range of load values whilst keeping economy in mind.
The low mass per m2 (between 2-10kg) of this roofing system ensures both savings on the supporting structure as well as on transportation and erection costs whilst also being vermin proof and non-combustible. Large sections of the roof can simply be pre-assembled on the ground and hoisted into position on the walls – making this one of the most viable systems with a large range of applications up to a clear span of 40m.
The scope of Mitek’s services includes not only unrivaled expertise in terms of professional structural engineering service but also the extensive research and development into all aspects of timber and light gauge steel roof design and construction as well as a full range of manufacturing equipment…
Thanks to the newly-assigned professional status, professionals registered with the ITC-SA under the designation of Timber Roof Truss Designer will now receive due recognition in contracts documentation and will be recognised by statutory organisations as competent persons in their specific field of operation.
Site-made roof trusses are either hand made timber roof trusses connected with bolts and nails OR site application nail plates at the node points. Pre-manufactured trusses are pre-manufactured timber roof
The appropriate choice in the type of roof structure for low-cost and affordable housing is very much based on cost and also specific requirements, with both the nail-plated timber trusses and the light gauge
The Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA), South Africa’s professional body and regulator of the engineered timber structure industry, offers insight into the benefits of pre-fabricated roof trusses and how to prevent costly and potentially dangerous situations arising from having a non-compliant, site-manufactured roof installed by an erector that is not ITC-SA accredited.
Every so often, a complex residential roof, of average scale and with relatively small truss spans, arrives for design and estimation at a timber roof truss fabricator. While it may not necessarily be of grand scale, even relatively small yet complex projects can cause frustrations to all along the supply chain – with mounting time and cost implications.