How JCB telehandler roof truss attachments can transform your self-build project

One of the biggest challenges that people face on a self-build project is how to safely and effectively build the roof of the structure. If you are building your own home, the phase of the project where you are looking at the roof truss is crucial. Utilising the expertise of a plant hire company to furnish you with JCB telehandler roof truss attachments will go a long way to ensuring that you have the best chance of being as effective as possible as you put the roof on your self-build home. Learning how to be as effective as possible on a self-build site where you might be limited with space to work in, have a strict budget, or other logistical challenges, means that you need to maximise every single opportunity to get the best end result for your project.

What is a roof truss?

A roof truss is a structural framework, engineered, of triangulated timber that helps to provide a good level of support for a roof. A roof that uses trusses can use up to 40% less timber than you see in other types of roof, making them an effective way to cut costs without diminishing the standard of the finished result. Roof trusses are prefabricated, saving time with installation, but how you install them safely and effectively is where the telehandler attachment comes into play.

Different types of roof truss

There are different types of roof truss that are specific to different types of self-build projects, including:

Attic trusses – These are the best type of roof truss for those who are looking to expand living space, as it allows you to make living space in the attic without changing the footprint of the property.

Fink truss – This is a common type of modern roof truss, a duo-pitch that has an internal web configuration that is shaped like the letter ‘W’ to provide extra strength.

Cantilevered eaves – A truss can be modified so that the heel changes the relationship between the soffit and the fascia to the ceiling level.

Hip set – This can be uses to form the basis of a hipped end roof or a flat roof section between roof slopes. They are a bit more complex to construct but it provides a constant wall height that helps with the completion of the gable wall and future maintenance.

Raised tile – These are used to provide a higher ceiling for greater headroom. It is ideal for those structures where you want to increase the height internally without increasing the external height of the building.

Scissor truss – This type of truss provides a vaulted ceiling in the room below, with a shallower angle to the sloping ceiling than with a raised tie truss.

Telehandler roof truss attachment

This is an ideal telehandler attachment for those self-build projects where you are attempting to place trusses into the middle of a plot. It gives stability and forward reach when placing prefabricated roof trusses at height. You’ll have the ability for a quick hitch and the hook and shackle provide safe transportation of roof trusses to and on site. The roof truss attachment is robust, safe, and provides the most effective way to perform the phase of roof truss placement on a self-build project.

Telehandler attachments are a fantastic way to make a telehandler more versatile and flexible in many different situations, helping you to cut costs on your self-build project, helping you to maximise the efficiency of your machinery and equipment and ensure that even if the site location and access is limited or presents logistical challenges, the telehandler roof truss attachment provides you with the best option for maximum efficiency and high standards. The best plant hire companies understand how to support customers with the correct plant hire machinery and equipment, including JCB telehandler roof truss attachments for this specific phase of a self-build project.