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Ultimate Guide to Timber Roof Trusses

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Timber roof trusses are essential construction materials when building the classic Aussie home. A timber truss is a triangular structure that supports and creates the structure of the roof above our heads. A strong roof truss is fundamental for the structural integrity of the roof of a house. Timber roof trusses are a tried and true building solution; they are robust, durable, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective.

Timber Trusses are Built To Last

Timber roof trusses are crucial to the overall strength of a house, so it’s important to know that you’ve picked the right ones. Timber is a strong material and can stand the test of time. All our timber trusses are built to withstand the dynamic Australian climate and come with a 25-year warranty, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your roof trusses are of the highest quality.

Our timber roof trusses are engineered using the latest Mitek 2020 design software. This process ensures a consistent level of quality and design. All of our timber trusses meet Australian standards.

Termite Proofing

Our H2 Termite Proof treated trusses are coated in a water-based solution that protects the timber from any termites or borers.

Environmentally Friendly

Timber is a sustainable resource, making it the perfect option when building an environmentally friendly home. Therefore, it’s important to us that we do not negatively impact the environment when we build timber trusses. Every piece of timber we use is sourced from sustainable plantation pine. This ensures that our products are eco-friendly and that we’re supporting sustainable forestry practices.


We are committed to providing timber trusses for sustainable homes, and it’s important to us that we maintain the Australian bush. We are endorsed by environmental sustainability foundations, such as the Forest Stewardship Council. These foundations are focused on ensuring the environmental sustainability and health of the Australian timber industry.

Natural Insulator

The benefits of using timber in your home are many, not just because it’s a fantastic insulator but also due to the fact that wood does not conduct heat. This means your house stays warmer in the cold months and cooler in the hot months, lowering power usage on air conditioning and saving on electricity bills.

As wood is a natural insulator, it is safer than alternative construction materials, such as steel, which conducts heat and can be a safety hazard if not used correctly.


Timber is a versatile construction material that can be used in a variety of ways, meaning there are endless possibilities when it comes to design. Timber trusses can be used in both traditional and contemporary designs. As timber is such a strong and lightweight (in comparison with steel) material, it can be used to span larger distances without the need for support columns. This gives you more freedom when it comes to the design of your home. Timber trusses can also be used in conjunction with other construction materials, such as steel and concrete.


Timber also gives a certain warmth to a house and the trusses can be just as a part of the design as the walls and ceiling. Home builders and their architects can utilise this timeless aesthetic. So whether you’re looking for a rustic barn-inspired home or a more contemporary property, you’re sure to find something that suits your taste.

Low Cost

When it comes to roof trusses, timber is the clear winner in terms of cost and ease of construction. Timber trusses are cheaper than their steel counterparts and are much lighter and easier to work with. This means that using timber trusses can save money and installation time. So if you’re looking for the most budget-friendly option, while not substituting on quality, timber trusses are the way to go.

Custom Design

Just as houses differ in size and shape, roof trusses vary to meet the specific needs of any home. Timber can be cut and shaped to create any truss, whether a simple gable truss or a more complex hip truss.

This flexibility is key to ensuring that the trusses can provide support where needed. Given the importance of trusses to the overall stability of a structure, this is a critical consideration for your next project.

When designing your dream home, one of the things an architect will remind you of is the design and look of your roof. At Trueform Frames and Trusses we can design roof trusses for the most fanciful roof line and give you a tested and tried truss form that looks great in your neighbourhood.

You can be as creative or as traditional as you like. When working with timber you can make your design dreams come true!

We take care of the process

Our timber roof trusses are built by our highly trained and experienced team. Our team is also available to visit your property to check and measure before the final order is placed. This is to ensure that the delivery process goes as smoothly as possible and you’re ready to be installed.

Our team of experts want to help in any way we can to get your project off the ground.
From liaising with site supervisors, coordinating deliveries and helping arrange council certification.

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