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close this bookCarpentry for Vocational Schools - A Teacher's handbook (GTZ, 252 p.)
close this folder13. ROOFING
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View the document13.1. Different roof shapes
View the document13.2. Technical terms of a roof
View the document13.3. Rafter and ridge roof
View the document13.4. Roof truss
View the document13.5. Diagonal roof bracing
View the document13.6. Roofing iron
View the document13.7. Laying of roofing iron
View the document13.8. Finishing a roof

13.2. Technical terms of a roof

a) Barge board: - The inclined timbers on the gable ends which are fixed to the purlins and cover the ends of the roof timbers.

b) Ceiling joists - Timber across a room to carry the plywood ceiling.

c) Fascia: - The upright board fixed to the feed of the rafters to carry the spouting. Any wide board fixed on edge.

d) Purlin or Batten - The horizontal member supporting the rafters in a roof which in turns is supported off the walls by struts.

e) Rafters: - The inclined members of a roof between the plate and the ridge which supports the roof covering.

f) Ridge: - The top horizontal member in a roof carrying the rafters.