Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner: Metric Cutting and Sizing Tables for Timber Roof Members

Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner: Metric Cutting and Sizing Tables for Timber Roof Members

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By (author) Chris N. Mindham

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  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 119mm x 180mm x 15mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 21 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Chicester
  • ISBN 10: 1405159219
  • ISBN 13: 9781405159210
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 39,873

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Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner provides rafter dimensions for timber roofs of any span and pitch. Additional information is provided on wall plate and gable strapping, wind bracing, truss clips and other roofing metalwork, and tools and equipment. This new edition includes roof timber member design tables, information on warm and cold roofs, their ventilation and insulation, plus detailed drawings for tiling, slating and other roof coverings. Also of interest Roof Construction and Loft Conversion Fourth Edition C. N. Mindham 978 14051 3963 2 Cover illustration by kind permission of David Wilson Homes Cover design by Andy Meaden

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Chris Mindham, BSc is Managing Director at Bassett & Findley, Wellingborough.

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"Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner" provides rafter dimensions for timber roofs of any span and pitch. Additional information is provided on wall plate and gable strapping, wind bracing, truss clips and other roofing metalwork, and tools and equipment. This new edition includes roof timber member design tables, information on warm and cold roofs, their ventilation and insulation, plus detailed drawings for tiling, slating and other roof coverings.

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. Roofing terminology. 3. Calculating the size of timber members. 4. Calculating the length and cutting angles of timber members,. Data tables 5 degrees - 74 degrees. 5. Wall plates - strapping and gable strapping. 6. Wind bracing and openings for Dormers and roof windows. 7. Roofing metalwork and fixings. 8. Roof coverings - felt, battens and tiles,. a) Underlay and battens,. b) Insulation and ventilation,. c) Choosing the covering. 9. Roof covering - building detail drawings,. 1) Slates,. 2) Concrete interlocking tiles,. 3) Plain tiles. 4) Felt shingles,. 5) Metal tiles. 10. Tools & Equipment. 11. Health and safety issues - Considerations. Bibliography. Index