Roof Construction and Loft Conversion 3rd Edition by C. N. Mindham

By C. N. Mindham

Containing over one hundred fifty fantastic and special development drawings, Roof building and Loft Conversion covers: * minimize roofs * bolted truss roofs * trussed rafter roofs * roof home windows and dormers for lofts * trimmed openings * ventilationA significant part offers with loft-to-attic-room conversions, giving counsel on making plans methods, in addition to facing structural issues and specifying conversion work.The 3rd version takes account of the layout and building adjustments required by way of BS 5268 half 2:1996 and half 3:1998. It introduces the reader to the coming near near Eurocode necessities and comprises up to date info at the a number of truss plate systems.The booklet will end up useful to architects, housebuilders, roof carpenters, construction regulate officials, trussed rafter brands and scholars of establishing know-how.

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Wall plates should be half lapped where they meet, and should not be less than 75 mm wide and 50 mm thick. They should be treated with preservative. 3 shows typical plate connections. Further reference should be made to Chapter 7 where wall plates are dealt with in detail. Purlins In some of the older houses purlins were placed at right angles to the rafter. 2 Purlin and common rafter roof. 3 Wall plate joints. 4 Purlin deflection Page 28 (1) The purlin is easier built-in or set in hangers at the gable walls.

G Valley term used to describe the intersection of two roofs creating a 'valley' on either side. The illustration has only one main valley, the building being L-shaped on plan. A further small valley is illustrated on the dormer roof with its junction to the main roof. Valley jack rafters are fitted either side of a valley rafter, as illustrated in Chapter 3, Fig. 10. H Dormer the structure used to form a vertical window within a roof slope (see Chapter 3, Fig. 17 for other shapes of dormer). This structure gives increased floor area of full ceiling height within an attic roof construction, and is usually fitted with a window, hence the term 'dormer window'.

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