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Roof Truss Prices - How We Calculate the Cost
Roof Truss Prices can vary hugely depending on the complexity of the truss so it goes without saying that there are no ‘one size fits all’ scenarios in providing you with a cost for your build. Despite that, trusses of a complex nature are an area that we excel in at Minera Roof Trusses. In fact, there are many cases where we have been able to design a truss solution (however simple or complex) to eliminate the necessity for steel work, therefore saving precious money on the build to put towards those finishing interior touches that everyone can admire.
Whether we are supplying you with your first truss quote or you have previous experience of working with us, there’s a lot that goes into providing you with an accurate costing. We take pride in our work and always ensure that we spend the time needed to properly understand your requirements – if you don’t have plans, we also offer a free site measuring service within our local area or for a small fee if you’re further afield! Either way, you can be assured that the quote provided will give you a true and full cost for your roof trusses without the unpleasant surprise of any extra additions being required later down the line.
You may be wondering how we go about providing you with a quote and what we take into consideration when calculating the cost. Every company is different but we like to think that we have been perfecting our processes since 1977 to bring our customers great service with ease.
Firstly, you will need to make an enquiry. You may choose your preferred method of contact – email or by phone being the most popular. We kindly ask you to give us as much information as you possibly can in your initial contact to help us to provide you with an accurate quote. The online quotation page and contact form on our website will certainly give you a good head start in giving us the information we need and even lets you upload your plans for us to review. We will give you a call if there’s anything further we need to discuss with you.
From there we will get to work on your quote. A full rundown of the items that we take into consideration when providing you with a quote are as follows:
The Span of the Truss
The span is the distance between the outside edges of the two supporting wallplates. This usually forms the overall length of the ceiling tie on a truss. The larger the span the bigger the timbers will need to be to meet regulation and support the roof.
The Pitch of the Truss
The pitch of a roof truss is the angle of the rafter from the horizontal ceiling tie, measured in degrees. The steeper the pitch the longer the timber of the top chord will need to be to meet the required angle.
The Truss Type
You may need a standard truss, attic truss or you may opt for a raised tie truss, all of these are considerations and will impact on the design time in the office. We have the full low down on the types of roof trusses we can supply for your reference.
The Quantity of Trusses
The quantity of trusses you will require will be dictated by the length of the roof we are catering for. Depending on the size of your building you may need more or less trusses with bigger or smaller centres (space between the trusses), this will have a pro rata impact on your truss quote.
The Metal Work Required
At Minera Roof Trusses we ensure that our roof truss quotations cover all bases so there aren't any nasty additional accessory costs at the end - therefore all metal work such as joist hangers, truss clips and stability bracing is included in your quote and isn’t considered an ‘add on’.
Treatment of the Trusses
You may choose to have your trusses treated to protect them from insect attack. In some areas of South East England the treatment of timber is compulsory due to the risk of House Longhorn Beetle. Please consult your local council for more information on your area.
The Design Time Involved
After confirmation of your quote, designs go through further stringent quality control checks and all measurements are reviewed by our Production Department before progressing to our factory to be made.
We’re located in a lovely village called Minera in Wrexham, North Wales and have the luxury of our own wagon fleet which enables us to deliver nationwide within 5 working days from order to your door step. All delivery costs are included in your quotation so again, there are no hidden extras to be added after you order.
We supply metal web joists which just like our trusses are super speedy to install with no onsite alterations required. Getting your trusses and joists at the same time will mean quicker progress is made on site, cost savings on delivery and quicker delivery times (we offer 5 day delivery nationwide). There are many more benefits which you may have a read through.
Addition of Roof Windows
Adding sources of light can hugely impact the feel of your space. If you’ve chosen attic trusses you may also like to add in roof windows to your design. We supply both Keylite and Velux and can incorporate these into the quote as per your specification.
The Floor Loading Requirement for Attic Trusses
Whether you need your space to be suitable for residential or commercial loading, we will ensure all timbers specified will be compliant with building regulations. Unless specified, we will assume residential loading feasibility is required.
The Roof Tile Type
The type of tile you choose and its associated weighting impacts on the type of timber we will use for your build. Unless you specify your tile type at initial contact we will base your quote on a concrete interlocking tile. This will later be confirmed with you and timbers reviewed if necessary.
We take the time in the office to look at the minor details of your build at planning stage so that your install can be completed seamlessly from start to finish without a glitch on site. We hope this information helps you to get an idea of all the factors that we consider when returning a roof truss price for you.
If you would like to run any further queries by us then please do contact us at the office where a member of our team will only be too happy to help.
Read more information about our Roof Trusses on the following pages