Synopses & Reviews
Full of detailed construction drawings, this book covers cut roofs, bolted truss roofs, trussed rafter roofs, trimmed openings and ventilation.
A major section deals with loft to attic room conversions, giving guidance on planning procedures, as well as dealing with structural matters and specifying conversion work.
The Fourth Edition features a new chapter covering the growing number of engineered timber components available in the house building industry. The use of I beams and roof cassettes is detailed for roof and room-in-the-roof construction. The text has been fully updated to current standards and features additional detailed construction drawings. The chapters on attic conversion and construction have been expanded and a new attic conversion decision flow chart added.
The book will prove invaluable to architects, house builders, roof carpenters, building control officers, trussed rafter manufacturers and students of building technology.
C.N. Mindham BSc has had a wide experience in the construction industry. After three years with TRADA as Eastern Regional Officer, he spent 11 years developing a timber engineering business to become one of the country's largest producers of trussed rafters.
He became Managing Director of a company designing and manufacturing trussed rafters, joinery and prefabricated timber buildings, a post he held for eight years. Subsequently he started his own consultancy for the timber industry which has led him to his current position as Managing Director for a joinery and engineering company.
Also of interest
The Building Regulations
Explained and Illustrated
M.J. Billington, M.W. Simons and J.R. Waters
Cover design by Garth Stewart
Cover illustrations courtesy of VELUX and Mr C. Lovell, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
‘easy to read and concise … an excellent book’ – Building Engineer
'easy to read and concise ... an excellent book' - Building Engineer
"A thorough rundown of the various types of roof currently in use, with easy -to-read diagrams to make sense of it all … useful." (Build It
, December 2008)
"A thorough rundown of the various types of roof currently in use, with easy -to-read diagrams to make sense of it all … particularly useful if you have a tricky space to convert." (Build It, December 2008)
"easy to read and concise … an excellent book" (Building Engineer)
This book provides practical guidance on the design and construction of timber roofs, featuring numerous detail drawings. It includes information on loft to attic room conversion.
The new edition has been updated to cover the latest changes to the British Regulations and extended coverage of roof attic construction.
About the Author
Chris Mindham, BSc is a Director at Bassett & Findley, Wellingborough.
Table of Contents
The development of the pitched roof; Roof shapes and terminology; The "traditional" and "cut" roof; Bolted truss roof construction; The construction of trussed rafters roofs; Truss plate systems; Roof construction detailing; Loft conversion: space possibilities; Technical possibilities; Planning and building control; Surveys and specification