Roof Trusses

Simple, fast lightweight trusses

Trusses can be produced in both in-plane and back to back configuration. Howick’s dedicated FRAMA 4200 truss system makes the production of lightweight steel trusses simple and fast The single section components allow the entire truss to be produced from a single machine as needed. Howick’s rivet unique system acts as both a fixing and a spacer, as well as providing a connection point for bolts and other connections.

Advantages of a Truss System

  • Lightweight
  • Dimensionally accurate
  • Fits standard brackets and ties
  • Can be doubled up for longer spans
  • Riveted joint allows for bolted attachments
  • Howick's rivet is equivalent to 5 standard screws
  • The triple section connection (right) reduces the number of fixings and also increases the capacity of the truss
  • Truss spans of 18m are achievable in 0.95mm material dependent on local load requirements. Longer truss spans are available using the dedicated FRAMA 4200 system with thinner materials than the framing optimized machines.
  • The Howick truss system is supported by a range of design packages allowing the design of the truss structures.