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roof framing
The total of the structural roof members which when connected form the support for the roof coverings

roof framing vietnam
A four hundred years old framed roof in Hoi An, Vietnam.

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.

A Javanese roof
A modern version of classic Javanese timber roof construction.

bamboo roof framing
As cheap as it gets, a flower grower's plastic roof with the framing out of bamboo.

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