BuildersCalcsTimber

Software written and designed by Builders for Builders Check our new app BUILDPRICES for IPad only £2.29 Back to Home Screen View in App Store £1.49 METRIC-ROOF-PAGE METRIC-JOIST-PAGE IMPERIAL-ROOF-PAGE IMPERIAL-JOIST-PAGE To calculate the materials needed to cover a Roof you need the building length over the external walls, then the roof overhang at the ends, then the Span or Width of the building which is the rafter direction, then the Roof angle in Degrees, and finally the Roof overhang at the fascia. The quantities displayed are for Felt (sqr mtrs) Standard size Tiles (330 wide) Slates (600x300) Slates (500x250) and Plain tiles (rosemary). The next column shows quantities of Batten in Meters and the next Nails (Kg) To calculate your required joist size for any given Room Span simply edit the SPAN box and then select any timber size from the most common sizes stocked by most good Builders Merchants and then select the appropriate Centres for your Joists. You can select between 2 stress grades of timber and also the appropriate floor Dead Load which will be in addition to the Live Load of 1.5 Kn/m2 which is built into the program. If your selection is correct then the Applied Deflection and Applied Bending Stress boxes will be GREEN if all is well but if they are red then you need to readjust your Timber sizes or centres to suit. The Live Load(the imposed load) is furniture and people etc on the floor and the Dead Load is the self weight of the joists, floorboards and ceiling etc. The middle setting of 0.25 to 0.50 Kn/m2 is suitable for most domestic floors. When using this calculator no allowance has been made to support partitions which are normally supported on double or treble joists bolted together. To calculate the materials needed to cover a Roof you need the building length over the external walls, then the roof overhang at the ends, then the Span or Width of the building which is the rafter direction, then the Roof angle in Degrees, and finally the Roof overhang at the fascia. The quantities displayed are for Felt (sq mtrs) Standard size Tiles (330 wide) Slates (600x300) Slates (500x250) and Plain tiles (rosemary). The next column shows quantities of Batten in Meters and the next Nails (Kg) To calculate your required joist size for any given Room Span simply edit the SPAN box and then select any timber size from the most common sizes stocked by most good Builders Merchants and then select the appropriate Centres for your Joists. You can select between 2 stress grades of timber and also the appropriate floor Dead Load which will be in addition to the Live Load of 1.5 Kn/m2 which is built into the program. If your selection is correct then the Applied Deflection and Applied Bending Stress boxes will be GREEN if all is well but if they are red then you need to readjust your Timber sizes or centres to suit. The Live Load(the imposed load) is furniture and people etc on the floor and the Dead Load is the self weight of the joists, floorboards and ceiling etc. The middle setting of 0.25 to 0.50 Kn/m2 is suitable for most domestic floors. When using this calculator no allowance has been made to support partitions which are normally supported on double or treble joists bolted together.

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©: Robert Thompson 2014
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