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Camarthen Barns Roof

Andrew and Julie, approached us to see if we could help with a new roof to an “L” shaped dairy barn that had collapsed over time, and was being extensively restored.

Camarthen Barns Roof

Andrew and Julie, approached us to see if we could help with a new roof to an “L” shaped dairy barn that had collapsed over time, and was being extensively restored.

We carried out a survey of the wreckage and came up with frame drawings and some 3d modelling to present to the clients with various truss options.

It would have been nice if the two wings of the barn had been at right angles, but sadly (for our sakes) they happened to be 91.7degrees, which ensured some complicated joinery at the corner!

After six weeks or so in the workshop, we finally booked the crane and packed off the frame on a lorry to the site.

 

The centrepiece of the whole frame is the cruciform truss configuration which makes up the corner, and for many reasons, it made sense to assemble the whole thing so we could drop it into place in one go.

Before installing this weird looking alien spaceship, we had to scribe and fit the dragon tie and dragon beam to the outside corner of the barn. You’ll have to believe me when I tell you the whole flying object docked perfectly into place first time.

Day two on site was spent assembling and fitting the remaining nine trusses, purlins and ridges. Our work was done, but really only just beginning for Andrew and Julie

Project Summary

Brief

  • 350m2 new roof structure to restore an old dairy barn
  • 13 trusses with complicated corner cruciform truss
  • Detailed site survey
  • Design, manufacture and installation

Timings

  • Workshop – six weeks
  • On site – two days

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