The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 74 (1996) > Issues > Issue 9 > Bracing Philosophy in Trussed Rafter Roofs
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Bracing Philosophy in Trussed Rafter Roofs

Trussed rafters were introduced to the UK from America in the early 1960s. Market share increased steadily, and they are now used for over 90% of domestic roof construction. The main attractions are clear spans with fast construction times and reduced reliance on skilled site-based roof carpenters. M. Milner

Author(s): Milner, M

Keywords: bracing;trussed rafters;roofs;timber;philosophy;history;stability;design