TRUSSES roof trusses STEEL TRUSSES steel roof truss design STEEL TRUSS

By: Vela Steel Building Systems  11-11-2011
Keywords: Roof Truss

  • Manufactured from high tensile galvanised or alu-zinc steel
  • Transported flat-packed & assembled on site = cost saving of transport
  • Simple assembly technique, no jigs required
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Fewer trusses required per roof = quicker erection time
  • No warping, shrinkage or rot
  • Not subject to terminate or borer attack
  • Purlins/battens are manufactured to size = minimal waste
  • Engineered to carry concrete tiles or sheeting
  • Steel is recyclable
  • Local skills development
  • Compliant with SANS 517 and SABS 0160

Vela’s U-Truss is the builders’ roof truss of choice.

Keywords: Roof Truss

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