Truss Roofing

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in truss roofing. To find out more contact us today.


Truss roof structures are made from a series of engineered prefabricated frameworks connected with braces and spreading bearers to create an entire roof structure. Designed to support the weight of the roof covering, each truss will be specifically calculated by the truss designer or structural engineer to meet its purpose. Trusses should never be removed or altered without the advice of a structural engineer.

Truss roofing systems are the most common systems used in the modern era as they are usually the quickest and cheapest way of achieving a complete roof structure.   The invention of trusses is not a new concept to say the least as heavy weight trusses such as Kings trusses etc have been included in roof designs since the early days of building design, the modern trusses are of a far lighter construction and far more convenient in every way.


  • Most trusses are designed by a structural engineer, this ensures that imposing loads are supported.
  • Prefabricated trusses can reduce the overall construction project duration. 
  • Prefabricated trusses are cheaper to purchase than the materials required to create a cut roof and installation times are also cheaper. 
  • Using trusses offer flexibility in design without too many restrictions.
  • Prefabricated trusses can save on storage space on site as the can be delivered on the day of installation and lifted straight on to the installation area.
  • Low site waste as very little cutting is required on site.
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The roof trusses would be delivered on a HGV and unloaded by mechanical means such as a tele-handler or crane, all deliveries would be managed and overseen by Payne Carpentry in accordance with a pre-considered & detailed site specific method statement for the relevant works. The roof trusses will be loaded to the roof zone under the close control of a trained Slinger banksman to ensure that safe working methods are always adhered to. 

Working with the detailed design plans and manufacturers design information, our experienced carpenters will site each truss rafter accurately to the required position of the roof design using all of the fixing brackets and requirements that have been predetermined and instructed by the relevant design members. The roof trusses will be erected perfectly upright and braced in accordance to the relevant design instructions. Prior to any works being considered as completed, the installation process would be inspected by a Payne Carpentry Site Supervisor and then offered to the relevant authorities for approval and sign off.   
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How can we manage your needs?

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of truss roofing. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.

  • All applicable installations are completed to manufacturing guides for product warranties
  • Quality and workmanship audits throughout the job
  • Health and Safety auditing for a clean, safe work environment
  • Regular site reports to assist site managers with build progress
  • Training & development programmes to improve our service
  • Always considering other trades when working onsite by going the extra mile on our quality of work and keeping things clean and tidy
We are always available and more than willing to offer valuable advice to our clients in assisting with the selection of products and services that are best suited. Below is a list of these additional services we offer.
  • A Supply and fit service
  • A Labour only service
  • Liaise with any client, Architect, structural engineer & design representatives at the initial stages of your project
  • Liaise with Local Build Control authorities/officers to sign off the installed works for warranty approvals etc. 

Get in Touch With Payne Carpentry Ltd.

We have been leading Devon’s carpentry industry with superior quality, reliable communication and efficient, effective solutions. If you have a project you would like us to work on, we would love to hear from you.

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Kingdom Business Centre, Kingdom House
Brunel Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 4PB

Company number: 08938517