Wasted Space

Fig. 9.5 Cottage attic.

After the Second World War, there was a great need to economise on the use of all imported building materials including timber, the main material used for the construction of dwelling roofs. TDA (Timber Development Association) prepared a range of standard roof truss designs which dramatically changed the domestic roof structure of the day, creating at one and the same time a structurally sound roof construction and one which used significantly less timber than pre-war constructions.

Chapter 5 deals with this type of construction, Figs 5.4 and 5.5 depicting the trussed roof structure.

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