Although you don't have to use a Timber Frame for your structural and other walls, in all probability, as with your floors, you will construct your roof using timber components. Whether you have cut or trussed rafters, ceiling joists, purlins, beams, dormers, soffits, fascias, and so on - all are likely to be in timber. After all, it has been the traditional material of choice almost since man first started to build houses.
As with other parts of a timber frame structure, one of the benefits of using timber is that it is often possible to integrate this as a finished surface feature for both the interior and exterior design. The use of different types of engineered timber materials and advanced technology products, like shaped glulams and Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), may also be preferred.
A special advisory service is available for architects and other design professionals considering using such approaches.
Various of the components referred to above, like Attic Trusses, Dormers, Roof-Lights, and Sun-Tubes are, of course, all ideally suited to creating extra space - often up to 60% of the existing area - by simply converting the roof space. However, please remember that the structural components must be properly engineered. Also that each property is different and will usually require a professional survey to determine how the underlying structure can be adapted to cope with your extension.
We provide a full design, manufacture and erect service to assist you into making your 'Loft Conversion' as simple and easy as possible.