Roof Construction and Loft Conversion / Edition 4

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Overview

Full of detailed construction drawings, this book covers cut roofs, bolted truss roofs, trussed rafter roofs, trimmed openings and ventilation.

A major section deals with loft to attic room conversions, giving guidance on planning procedures, as well as dealing with structural matters and specifying conversion work.

The Fourth Edition features a new chapter covering the growing number of engineered timber components available in the house building industry. The use of I beams and roof cassettes is detailed for roof and room-in-the-roof construction. The text has been fully updated to current standards and features additional detailed construction drawings. The chapters on attic conversion and construction have been expanded and a new attic conversion decision flow chart added.

The book will prove invaluable to architects, house builders, roof carpenters, building control officers, trussed rafter manufacturers and students of building technology.

The Author

C.N. Mindham BSc has had a wide experience in the construction industry. After three years with TRADA as Eastern Regional Officer, he spent 11 years developing a timber engineering business to become one of the country's largest producers of trussed rafters.

He became Managing Director of a company designing and manufacturing trussed rafters, joinery and prefabricated timber buildings, a post he held for eight years. Subsequently he started his own consultancy for the timber industry which has led him to his current position as Managing Director for a joinery and engineering company.

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Cover design by Garth Stewart Cover illustrations courtesy of VELUX and Mr C. Lovell, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A thorough rundown of the various types of roof currently in use, with easy -to-read diagrams to make sense of it all … useful." (Build It, December 2008)

"A thorough rundown of the various types of roof currently in use, with easy -to-read diagrams to make sense of it all … particularly useful if you have a tricky space to convert." (Build It, December 2008)

"easy to read and concise … an excellent book" (Building Engineer)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405139632
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/8/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Mindham, BSc is a Director at Bassett & Findley, Wellingborough.
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Table of Contents

1 The development of the pitched roof 1
2 Roof shapes and terminology 18
3 The 'traditional' or 'cut' roof 26
4 Attic construction using modern engineered timber components 52
5 Bolted truss roof construction 71
6 The construction of trussed rafter roofs 82
7 Truss plate systems 123
8 Roof construction detailing 150
9 Loft conversions 198
10 Obligations - visual impact on your home 222
11 The conversion 227
12 Solutions 232
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