How attic trusses add value for UK housebuilders

Increasing living space in new and existing homes is a popular choice for UK homeowners, a cost-effective alternative to moving. In recent times this need has been exacerbated as the shift to working from home has become a permanent choice for many, so housebuilders are responding to this change by increasing living space.

What are attic trusses?

Attic trusses, also known as room in roof trusses, are a cost-effective solution for housebuilders, allowing them to provide up to 65% more living space without changing the footprint of a house.

Attic trusses are a real benefit to the housebuilder, developer and homeowner as it is a simple solution to provide extra storage space, such as attic/lofts, or can be used as an additional room in the house.

What are the benefits of attic trusses?

Attic trusses can serve as both a structural roof and floor in a single component. Once installed onsite, attic trusses provide a complete roof structure ready for roof finishes, plasterboard and floor boarding.

The bottom chord of the attic truss is designed with larger timber sections to support the load bearing floor. Alternatively, attic trusses can be designed with the bottom chord incorporating easi-joist® (metal web joist) members, which will allow for easy installation of services, pipes and insulation. This is an additional benefit for housebuilders using attic trusses where the requirement is to build a home with an additional floor.

Finally, home buyers will appreciate the additional space provided by attic trusses as they are instantly usable rooms, such as an additional bedroom or an office space.

Scotts Timber Engineering manufactures bespoke attic trusses in an offsite controlled factory ensuring consistent quality, efficiency and on time delivery. We also design attic trusses incorporating roof lights and dormers.

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