We are all aware of Hurricane Irma being the most extremely powerful catastrophic Cape Verde type hurricane, the most intense observed in the Atlantic since Dean in 2007. Forbes state that the hurricane season has just started and we can confirm Tropical Storm Maria’ appearance recently. On Thursday, Hurricane Maria dumped rain on the Island, Puerto Rico, leaving it in chaos and devastation.
Kelbrick's Roof Trusses - News & Views
South Africans have inhabited the idea of saving on purchases where possible. Seeing that roof trusses form an essential part of every house, it will be advantageous to save on roof trusses and spend the savings on finishes.
This obviously requires some research in finding the best possible ways in constructing an ideal but efficient roof truss. Much planning, design and know-how expertise should be invested in such a project. General prices vary between R 350 to R 480 /m² floor area, depending on the roof slope, the type of roofing and a couple of other aspects.
Kelbrick’s Roof Trusses offers you the opportunity to discuss roof truss planning with us so that we can assist you in saving up to 15% on roof trusses. To give you an idea, a roof truss of 250/m² can save you up to R 18 000 when you collaborate with us from the planning stage.
Earthquakes, we see how devastating they can be to the earth and humanity. Our structures often come down so easily and as a result, many livelihoods are ruined. Luckily for us, South Africa hasn’t been on mother nature’s bad side just yet but earthquakes are increasing in our country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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??
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: