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Old 05-24-08, 05:00 AM
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Lightbulb NOVICE requires ADVICE :S

Alright well the project is a stone house via slipform.

I am in desperate need of some ideas regarding the roof design. Is it possible to have a roof that is supported solely by the external walls? And if so what kind of measures do I need to take to prevent the walls from being pushed out by the weight of the roof?


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Old 05-24-08, 05:12 AM
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Roof trusses are normally supported by the 2 opposing walls.

What are you planning to build?
 
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Old 05-25-08, 01:27 AM
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thanks for the welcome.

Funny thing is that right after I made this thread I looked in a DYI book and saw all this info about roof trusses! And I felt a bit silly.

The trusses would be perfect for what I want to do. I'm planning on building a stone and reinforced concrete house. Dimensions are 12m wide by 17m long. I'm from Australia so sorry about the metric.

I had a look at a steel company and it seems like they design a roof system to suit the floor plan and then cut and supply all the materials. All I would have to do is put it all together.
 
 

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