Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Trusses >> Aisled Barn
In the photo above it is easy to see where this style of roof construction gets it's name from. At first glance it may seem an awkward layout, but in actual fact using smaller timbers,a lot more space is provided, than may have been possible with larger expensive timbers and construction methods.
The Arcade posts can be seen sat on masonry plinths. Also of note are the horizontal bracketed struts, with the bottom of the brackets sat on timber members bedded into the masonry.
In the photo above we are looking towards the side of the building and the strut braces to the arcade posts are easily seen. The posts themselves support double collar ties that in turn support a king post to the ridge.
Other side bracing can be seen under the common rafters to the first purlin.
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