Installing roof trusses in Pembrokeshire, with an inviting glimpse the heritage coastline beyond. This project comprised an unusual roof and a beautiful location, what more could a truss designer ask for!
The location required some interesting architectural choices, one of which was a change of angle within the run of the building and hence a similar turn in the roof line.
Raised Collars trussed rafters are extremely versatile and were used to create this intricate Pembrokeshire roof-scape. As its name suggests, the height of the collar (or ceiling tie) of the truss can be varied, lifting it off the wallplate and providing increased space from the floor to ceiling. This is not only useful where building height may be restricted but this type of truss shape can also be used to provide ‘feature’ ceilings.
To complete this Pembrokeshire roof a number of roof truss types were used including Howe girders and diminshing (valley) sets. A number of dormer windows were created, these were set into the block walls and extended into the roof space to be completed using extended chord raised collar trusses. The extended chord is a further adaptation of the very versatile raised collar roof truss, allowing the ceiling chord to be extended horizontally.