Kelbrick's Roof Trusses - News & Views

Kelbrick's News and Views will inform you on the latest news, trends and advice on SABS approved roof trusses in South Africa.

Concerns about Roof Trusses and Solar Panels

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You’ve decided that it’s time to install a solar panel for you to benefit as much as colleagues, friends, family and other people do.  But where do you really begin with the process before just hopping into every possible solar panel store? Let us assist you...

Your largest home energy expense is heating and cooling.  Installing solar panels could reduce your energy costs with added benefits such as lower utility bills, higher home value and you’re creating a more efficient home and a healthier planet.

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Take off the load!

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Ultra-span roof trusses are trending within the roof truss industry... why? It’s light weight and cost-effective and that is why Kelbrick’s Roof Trusses as a fabricator of MiTek provides ultra-span steel roof trusses in Brits and Gauteng-areas. We offer Commercial Steel Roof Trusses and Residential Steel Roof Trusses.

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Prefabricated Roof Truss Construction: 7 Deadly Sins

Prefabricated Roof Truss Construction: 7 Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins of Trussed Rafter Construction - Brian Margetson, Local Architects Direct


With an excess number of Roof Trusses (herein after called trussed rafters) there has been, to date, no known failure of a trussed rafter “ex-factory” condition, a remarkable safety record.  Kelbrick’s Roof Trusses provides you with the information on how trussed rafters work, their strengths and their limitations. Common misunderstandings are examined that will hopefully costly and obstinate modifications.

Trussed rafters are defined as triangulated timber frameworks positioned at close centres (generally 600mm) to form roof structures.  Trusses are engineered to suit the application requested.  Roof Truss manufacturers use very sophisticated software (known as the system owners) such as MiTek to design the trusses, produce quotations, manufacture information and produce data.

The advantage of trussed rafters is that it enables architects the freedom with the layout of the upper floor by avoiding the need for internal load bearing walls. Consequently, the ground floor layout and upper floor layout need no longer harmonise.

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Kelbrick’s Contribution to Reduce Rhino Poaching

Kelbrick’s Contribution to Reduce Rhino Poaching

Kelbrick’s Roof Trusses was recently approached by Nico Jacobs from Rhino 911 (Rhino911NPO Facebook) to assist in designing, building and installing a helicopter hanger roof in Kameeldrift Country Estate in Brits.  To keep with the aesthetics of the estate, the hanger had to have a truss-assisted tile roof.

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Black Friday Special Today Only!

Kelbrick's Roof Trusses offers you the following black friday special on roof trusses:

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We are not all created equal

We are not all created equal

Some may pretend that they are perfect in every way, but unfortunately the perception of our perfection differs widely.  This is certainly true among roof truss manufacturers within the roof truss industry. 

What is a perfect roof truss manufacturer? A perfect and most beneficial roof truss company is SABS approved and doesn’t hold back the proof of SANS 1900 certification.

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Do you know what all goes into making a roof truss

Do you know what all goes into making a roof truss

If you ask us, the roof truss designing and manufacturing process is pretty interesting. (But of course, we may be a little biased.) The exact process will vary by manufacturer and product, but in general, there are a few steps that stay consistent no matter where you are. Here’s an overview of the steps in the roof truss manufacturing process:

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Warning: SABS Counterfeits

Warning: SABS Counterfeits

You’re searching for roof truss manufacturers and as you search on Google you actually find various manufacturing websites and they seem to be legit, because of the SABS approved ISO 9001 logo on their sites…

But, do you accept quality through only a SABS approved mark you see on a company’s website rather than the actual certificate of approval??

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Why considering using a MiTek 20/20 software user?

Why considering using a MiTek 20/20 software user?

Kelbrick’s Roof Trusses is a license holder of MiTek and our team of designers and estimators (with a combined experience of over 45 years) are fully trained on all the aspects on roof truss and layout detailing, currently making use of the MiTek designing programs (Mi2000, MiTek 20/20, Prime-Cad, Caddie & Beam design programs). 

The MiTek 20/20 roof truss engineering software has long been established as the most widely used trussed rafter design package in the industry with the following:

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