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Roof Construction and Loft Conversion

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ISBN-10: 1405139633

ISBN-13: 9781405139632

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: C. N. Mindham

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This manual provides practical guidance on the design and construction of timber roofs, featuring numerous detail drawings and including information on loft to attic room conversion.
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Book details

List price: $104.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.70" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

The Development of the Pitched Roof
Primitive roof forms
The coupled roof
Design for economy
Standard design roofs
Bolt and connector joints
Trussed rafters
Cost advantages
Roof Shapes and Terminology
The 'Traditional' or 'Cut' Roof
The common rafter and purlin roof
The hip roof
The mono pitch roof truss
The valley structure
Attic roofs
Roof lights and roof windows
Additional design considerations
Attic Construction Using Modern Engineered Timber Components
The floor
Attic construction using engineered timber components
Bolted Truss Roof Construction
The joints
Truss assembly
The split-ring connector
Standard designs
The roof construction
Bolted truss hips
Structural openings
Roof stability
The Construction of Trussed Rafter Roofs
Performance in use
Design information
Quality control
Inspection and quality assurance
The construction of a trussed rafter roof
Hip end roofs
Valleys and intersecting roofs
Trimmings for openings
Attic and loft roofs
Openings for dormers, roof windows and stairwells in attic trussed rafter roofs
Bracing the attic trussed rafter roof
Trussed rafter shapes
Truss Plate Systems
Systems available
Computer programs
Technical data
Hip roof construction
Attic trusses
Raised tie trusses
Punched nail plate joists, rafters and purlins
Future developments
Roof Construction Detailing
Storage and handling of timber and timber components
Preservative treatment
Wall plates and fixings
Gable ends, ladders, gable restraints and separating walls
Water tank platforms
Ventilation of roof voids
Eaves details
Trimming small openings
Loft Conversions
Development of the loft
The early attic
Floors and ceilings
Wasted space
The final blow
Examining conversion possibilities
Decision making considerations
Typical roof types
Letting in light
Can we stand up?
Access to the attic
The last resort
Obligations - Visual Impact on Your Home
The planning application
The structural impact on the home
The Conversion
Making a start
The survey
Plans and specification
Writing the specification
Impact on occupants during conversion
Builders' stores and materials
Basic accommodation
The common roof
Bolted truss and trussed rafter roofs
Roof replacement
Ventilating the roof void
Openings for dormers and roof windows
Bibliography, Standards and Technical References