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The Roof Building Manual - edition 5
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Traditional stick-built roof framing has been largely replaced by the use of pre-fab trusses, but there are still situations where it is appropriate, such as smaller buildings (garages, sheds and the like), cathedral ceilings in houses, unusual house designs where prefab loses its economic advantage, and renovations where stick-built is the easier method to work.

If you can build a wall frame, you can probably pitch a roof, if you know the correct angles! Many carpenters use The Roof Builders Manual as their guide. Originally published in 1988, its usefulness is proven by the fact that it has been reprinted seven times and has just recently been released as a Second Edition. The book is aimed particularly at carpenter apprentices and presents the often complex maths and trigonometry involved in the most straightforward manner possible - simple charts. Half the book consists of charts which provide the angles for the hip plumb cut, purlin face cut, rafter plumb cut, purlin edge cut, hip edge cut, jack rafter edge cut, rafter seat cut and the hip seat cut - for every angle roof pitch from 5-75 degrees.

Using the tables, the length of the rafters and hips can be calculated through a series of simple additions rather than resorting to trigonometry. The bevel diagrams are designed so that the builder can set the angle of the part by laying a sliding bevel face onto the edge of the book and aligning the blade with the line provided for the angle.

The manual provides explanations of the most common roof styles, such as gable, skillion and lean-to, dual pitched, unequal pitch gable, Jerkinhead, dutch gable, hip, and hip and valley roofs. A large composite diagram of a roof lists all the common roofing members and shows clearly where they fit.

Perhaps most importantly, the book demonstrates good work practice by explaining how to draw up a diagram with all the roof elements in place, and how to prepare a cutting list so that parts can be made in order and marked off as they are done. This will reduce confusion and increase productivity in every roof carpenter, not just apprentices.

Combine all of the above with a definitive explanation of how to mark out top plates, ridges and rafters, as well as cutting the parts and erecting the roof itself - and you get the ultimate guide for Australian roof building.

Illustrations: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Metric

Contents

Simple Roofing Basics 
Roof Designs

Roofing Members & Where they Fit 
Roofing Terms 
The Triangle Makes it Easy 
The Rafter Length 
The Slope

Marking out the Top PIates & Ridge 
For Hip Roofs 
For Hip & Valley Roofs 
For Gable Roofs

Marking Out Rafters 
Make the Common Rafter Pattern 
The Birdsmouth Rule 
Make the Hip Jack Pattern Rafters 
Valley Jack & Cripple Jack Rafters 
End Jack Rafters 
Hip & Valley Rafters

Cutting Out

Erecting the Roof 
Erecting Common Rafters & Ridges 
Site Measuring & Erecting Hip Rafters 
Erecting Hip Jack Rafters 
Erecting Broken Hip Rafters 
Site Measuring & Erecting Valley Rafters 
Erecting Valley Jack & Cripple Jack Rafters 
Aligning Members

Other Roof Member
Strutting 
Measuring & Cutting Struts 
Ceiling Joists & Hanging Beams 
Cathedral Ceiling Roofs 
Tie-down & Roof Bracing 
Eaves Construction

Rafter Lengths & BeveIs 
Actual Examples 
Marking the Cutting Lengths 
Tables & Bevels

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by Cheryl Oxford Tuesday 25 February, 2014
Great service, very quick on delivery - was here the next day!!

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by harry tohl Monday 09 December, 2013
Prompt delivery. very recommended

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by Dennis Rettig Saturday 02 November, 2013
Great manual, everything you need to know. Very quick delivery and great ordering system AAAA++++++ Thanks. Highly recommend this seller

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by David Coombes Tuesday 15 October, 2013
I have just received my book order via registered post. AGreat book with ideal illustrations and explannation of roof building the angles for cuts determined by roof gradient was a very welcome addition.

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by Angela Squair Tuesday 13 August, 2013
Practical, easy to understand manual. Arrived promptly. Thank you for great service.

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by Sue Spashett Tuesday 30 July, 2013
Great service. Thanks. With some background knowledge this is a help full book

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by Haitham Hawari Wednesday 22 May, 2013
Great service. Thanks.

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by Luisa Iskra Thursday 14 June, 2012
Communication is excellent. Book arrived in good condition very quickly. Hubby will enjoy reading it!

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by Brad Ptolemy Monday 04 June, 2012
Extremely happy with this book and all of the books in this series.

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by Paul Ferguson Monday 30 April, 2012
Great read,easy to use

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by Jason Lacey Friday 08 July, 2011
Great service. Thanks. With some background knowledge this book is quite easy to follow and has helped me solve some questions I have had. Good illustrations and references.

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by Gloria Ridley Tuesday 29 March, 2011
The Roof Building Manual is used by most Training Providers including TAFE. The book is easy to follow and well illustrated which is great for students

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by Mathew Cooke Thursday 17 March, 2011
I have found this manual very useful as a builder for pitching roofs and teaching apprentices. And the I was happy with the prompt service.

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by Damien Barnes Tuesday 08 March, 2011
useful book to know how to build a roof but not for the design plans on what wood you will need, and how you can span sections. Well worth it however to learn how to cut the correct angles

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by brett hague Friday 26 November, 2010
as a carpenter i hand pitch the odd roof. this manual save a lot of time on calcs and the bevels up the side of each different degree page makes it so much easier. This book will be perfect for apprentices and tradesman alike because with truss roofs these days we forget how technical it can be to hand pitch. Awesome book!

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by Melissa Foote Friday 01 October, 2010
All books were promptly delivered and arrived in top condition - fantastic service

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by Todd Averay Thursday 12 August, 2010
no probs got it in a couple working days

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by Rosalie Nankivell Monday 21 June, 2010
I have just received my book order via registered post. All the books arrived in good condition. I will use this site again for other book orders

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