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By C. N. Mindham

This booklet offers sensible assistance at the layout and building of trees roofs, that includes a number of aspect drawings. It comprises info on loft to attic room conversion.

The re-creation has been up to date to hide the newest alterations to the British rules and prolonged insurance of roof attic construction.Content:
Chapter 1 the improvement of the Pitched Roof (pages 1–17):
Chapter 2 Roof Shapes and Terminology (pages 18–25):
Chapter three The ‘Traditional’ or ‘Cut’ Roof (pages 26–51):
Chapter four Attic development utilizing glossy Engineered bushes parts (pages 52–70):
Chapter five Bolted Truss Roof building (pages 71–81):
Chapter 6 the development of Trussed Rafter Roofs (pages 82–122):
Chapter 7 Truss Plate platforms (pages 123–149):
Chapter eight Roof development Detailing (pages 150–197):
Chapter nine Loft Conversions (pages 198–221):
Chapter 10 duties ? visible impression in your domestic (pages 222–226):
Chapter eleven The Conversion (pages 227–231):
Chapter 12 suggestions (pages 232–240):

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26). The term ‘roof window’ is a term recently introduced to the building industry to describe what is in effect an opening roof light. The roof light is normally fi xed, of course, and provides only light to the building. Roof windows are most commonly of proprietary manufacture with the manufacturers providing detailed guidance on the method of fitting the roof window to both existing and new roof structures. Reference should be made to the manufacturer’s instructions if such a roof window is to be fitted.

At the gable end both sets of purlins can simply be built-in in the usual manner, with the floor joists supported by being builtin at the gable and either on a load bearing room dividing wall internally or a beam as illustrated. At the hip end the construction is more complicated, but again floor joists can be supported on the wall plate of the external wall and on either a beam or internal load bearing partition. The lower purlin at the end of the hip can be either supported at its ends, strutted up from a specifically designed double joist or beam below, or it can become little more than a wall plate supported by the end wall studs from floor joists below.

Ceiling joist Even on most domestic roof spans it will be impractical to obtain a ceiling joist member in one length. It will also be necessary, unless very large ceiling joists are used, to support the ceiling joist at some point along its length, by suspending it from the structure above and/or on a structural wall below. 1 shows the typical solution using hangers and binders. More information on a typical hanger and binder combination for supporting the ceiling joists can be found in Chapter 5.

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