Roof Structures Explained

Roof trusses
(Image credit: Turner Timber)

Roofs are one area of housebuilding which is changing fast. In Victorian and Edwardian times, there was really just one way to build a roof and its still widely used. But since then we have seen the introduction of many other options.

All have their advocates and all have their pros and cons.

Mark Brinkley

Mark is the author of the ever-popular Housebuilder’s Bible and an experienced builder. The Housebuilder’s Bible is the go-to hardback for self builders; originally published in 1994, it is updated every two years with up-to-date build costs and information on planning and building regulations, and is currently in its 14th reiteration.

He has written for publications such as Homebuilding & Renovating for over three decades. An experienced self builder, his latest self build, a contemporary eco home built to Passivhaus principles, was created on a tight urban brownfield plot.