High ceilings and vertical spaces feel luxurious and one would struggle to find those opposed to vaulted roofs and feature oak trusses. There is simply something that draws us towards the vast expanse of space and the warmth of timber. Whilst the full oak frame building in not always an option, a full oak roof, or a couple of feature oak trusses create that luxurious feel and can be easily combined with traditional construction methods or added later.
There are a few factors that will influence your decision on whether you will go the whole way, or just part of it.
Getting the vaulted roof design right is best left to specialists. Architects and structural engineers have great knowledge and will help, but the best place to start is the oak roof supplier who often offer design consultancy service.
Roofs and trusses are our staple and we have designed, supplied and installed many over the years. There are many details of your build that need to be taken into consideration when designing a vaulted roof, so we always recommend this process is trusted to a specialist. We offer this complimentary service as part of the process. All oak trusses must be checked and approved by an independent structural engineer and we can take care of this for you for a nominal fee, if you have not already selected a consultancy yourself.
Many of our clients are surprised to find that quotations for bespoke oak roofs come well within their budgets. The cost of the roof is entirely in your hands. An oak roof will be heavy on timber content and the general rule is more wood, higher cost. However, while timber section sizes are given by structural calculations, the overall roof cost can always be adjusted to your budget:
Oak trusses are engineered and assembled with great precision, so if possible, we always deliver them pre-assembled. As a general rule, most builders are perfectly positioned to install pre-assembled trusses and build the roof.
To lift the trusses into place, you will require lifting equipment – a crane or a smaller lift, depending on the size of the trusses. We will be able to advise you on suitable equipment for your roof elements, but it will be up to you or your builders to book it. In rare cases, where there are issues with access for the crane or delivery vehicle, we can supply oak trusses in kit form, to be assembled on site.
Need more information, or would you like a chat? See our roof trusses gallery for more inspiration.