Our Handbooks

Erection and bracing of timber roofs

In pursuance of its mission to raise standards through Development and Supportive Enforcement of Technical, Quality and Ethical Standards, the Institute for Timber Construction (ITC-SA) is represented on all the SA Bureau of Standards (SANS) Committees responsible for the drafting of specifications and codes of practice or amendments to such codes which have any form of impact related to, or affected by, timber roof structures.

The ITC-SA was influential in creating the SANS 10243 Code of Practice for the Manufacturing and Erection of Timber Trusses.

In support of this document, two Roof Erector’s Handbooks have been produced.

Viewing and downloading capabilities for the below PDF’s are restricted to ITC-SA members and are password protected. If you are an ITC-SA member, please enter your password. Alternatively, contact the ITC-SA on 011 974 1061 about becoming a member.

Volume 1

Volume 1 of the Roof Erector’s Handbook, which is a pocket size edition, is geared specifically towards the roof erector, professional or amateur, erecting roof trusses over a domestic dwelling up to 8.5 metre span.

Cost R90.00 per Volume

Excl. VAT & postage

Volume 2

The Volume 2 Roof Erector’s Handbook is a comprehensive manual, which illustrates every standard aspect of erecting and bracing prefabricated timber roof trusses for almost every category of timber roof configuration and load.

A necessary document for:

  • Specifiers
  • Designers
  • Inspectors

Cost R300.00 per Volume

Excl. VAT & postage

Contact ITC-SA for discounted prices for members.

Roof Erection Training Videos

Introduction to the roof erection training
Manufacturing & delivery of trusses to the job site
Tools and connectors needed when erecting timber roof trusses
Erection of a gable to gable roof
Erecting a hip
Constructing a Valley
ITC-SA Timber Roof Erector's Training DVD