Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Framing >> roof framing
As the photos on this page show, there is a lot of variety in the choice of framing methods.
The photos here are all out of timber and the general term has always referred to the framing being out of timber, but obviously other modern materials are being used also.
Steel is by far the most common, but I have seen even concrete duplicating the beams and purlins of timber construction.
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