At Melingoed we understand the desire to make feature roof trusses part of the design aesthetic. Traditional oak frames incorporating pegged joinery and exposed rafters form some of the most beautiful and pleasing interiors. Even in new buildings, feature roof trusses can be used as architectural features with spectacular results.
Feature roof trusses can be manufactured from hardwood, structural grade pine and reclaimed timber.
The design and engineering process is as thorough as that applied to our plated trusses and engineered joists. The building designers requirements, the materials to be used, traditional framing knowledge and the latest engineering software are combined. Our engineer produces calculations for local authority approval and precise assembly drawings for our joinery shop.
Feature Roof Trusses: The use of More Traditional Techniques
The craftsmen at Melingoed employ traditional joinery techniques such as drawbore and pegged mortice and tenon joints. A drawbore mortice and tenon is similar to the simple pegged version, but the hole in the tenon is slightly offset to ensure the joint pulls together when the peg is driven home.
We also use more modern techniques where specified, such as those used in this feature oak truss project in Ceredigion. These frames used stainless steel flitch plates and bolts to form the engineered joints.
Feature Roof Trusses from Renovated Timber
We have assisted a number of renovation projects, with our sawmill reclaiming timber from old roof trusses and floor beams.
It should be noted that the bespoke design and skilled fabrication of feature trusses can lead to increased manufacture times. Normal lead times from design approval to delivery could be 4 – 6 weeks.
We can provide a design solution and feature roof trusses tailored to your needs, contact us today.