Scissor Truss

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by suts89, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. suts89

    suts89 New Member

    Hi, at the pricing stage for my new single story kitchen extension. (Plans passed)

    Will a scissor truss be suitable for my application?

    The roof will have a 17.5% pitch (i know its shallow) The span is 6m and i will be incorporating a number of velux windows. As youve guessed its going to have a vaulted type feel.

    Thanks for any feedback.


  2. Big Jumbo

    Big Jumbo New Member

    At 17.5deg. I have difficulty seeing how it will work. The lower timber would have to be virtually horizontal, which would be a standard truss not a scissor.
  3. suts89

    suts89 New Member

    Yeh this was my concern!

    Do i have any other options then?

    Am i going to be able to incorportate the Velux,s which is an important feature for us as wee want as much light as possible?

    Cheers **
  4. suts89

    suts89 New Member

    So am i correct in thinking from the inside i,m basically going to looking at a flat ceiling??

    Does this then mean Velux,s are out of the question or not??

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this one.


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