Heavy Timber

Heavy Timber Trusses

Be it a residential, industrial, commercial or an institutional building, the roof of any kind of structure is the most important component of a building as it protects its occupants from the external elements. It is also the largest and the most expensive structural component of a building so investing some thoughts and knowhow in the design and planning of a roof to create an aesthetically pleasing and sound structure that can safely carry the induced loading, while offering acceptable longevity and an attractive appearance for the lifespan of the building is nothing but logical. There are basically two kinds of materials that are prevalent around the globe for fabrication of trusses: Steel and Wood. While steel trusses have the advantages of ease of handling and erection, there are also some drawbacks like high material and maintenance cost and low thermal resistance. Timber/Wood trusses on the other hand have a longer list of advantages and a shorter list of disadvantages. The high strength-to-weight ratios of timber trusses permit long spans and greater flexibility in floor plan layout. They can be configured into almost any shape and size restricted only by manufacturing capabilities and handling considerations. Timber frames with wide-spanning trusses, or softer timbers may require steel for structural support, and it can be incorporated either visibly or invisibly into a frame depending upon a person’s aesthetic considerations. A truss connector plate or a Gusset plate is a thick galvanized steel-sheet that is used for connections at the joints; it is fastened to a beam with bolts. Plates integrated with support heavier structural loads than timber alone for wide-spanned truss designs. They can also be used to provide shear resistance and other types of force. Timber roof trusses are very versatile and compatible with other structural products. They can be linked to other trusses, or amalgamated with other components, such as glulam and steel beams.

Gun Barrel Poles

Gunbarrel poles are an excellent product for construction of Heavy timber and glulam structures where precise measurements are needed for Proper fit. Because they have a uniform diameter, gunbarrel poles can be accurately drawn during the shop drawing process with exact dimensions for pole to timber connections.

In the field, installation of gunbarrel poles assures the contractor of a good fit and facilitates erection of the structure. Gunbarrel poles can be sized up to 24 inch in diameter and 40 foot lengths so that they can accomodate architect and engineer requirements for massive appearance and strength properties.

Wood Pipe Saddles

Used for transporting and storage of heavy equipment, steel, aluminum, and polyurethane pipes. They are usually manufactured from solid Oak because of its resistance to rot, decay and insect infestation as well as its compression properties. Wood Pipe Saddles can be made from other wood species, too, and can be ordered to meet your specifications and weight bearing properties.