What Is Purlin Roof Construction?

Unless you spend a lot of time looking at the exterior of properties, you may not have noticed how many different types of roofs there are. Even when building residential properties, numerous styles of roofing can be used, although pitched roofs are the most common. Sometimes referred to as a purlin-cut roof, this type of roof is most often found on older buildings, particularly those dating from the Edwardian or Read More…

What Does Roof Void Mean?

A roof void is a term that’s commonly used to describe a loft or attic space. If you want to know where the roof void is in your property, you’ll find it between the interior side of the roof and the ceilings of the uppermost rooms. However, some people use the term roof void to refer to smaller, inaccessible parts of the loft, rather than the attic space itself. When Read More…

How to Support Roof Purlins

A roof may look like a deceptively simple structure from the exterior but it’s actually a complex framework that requires multiple components. Without the right support, a roof becomes unstable, which is why it’s important to understand what purlins are and know how to support them. What Are Roof Purlins? Beneath the tiles on a roof lies a wooden truss or framework. Purlins are an important feature that forms part Read More…

How to Insulate a Barn Roof

Insulation plays an important role in any property. Without it, you’ll struggle to retain heat within the structure, which means the property will have low thermal efficiency. If a lack of insulation leads to cold areas within the walls or roof, this can also cause condensation to form, which may result in damp or mould developing. While virtually all properties need some form of insulation, there are different types available. Read More…