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Design Awards to acknowledge trussed roofs

 Monday, March 27, 2023

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Celebrating the ingenuity and technical skills of designers in the trussed roofs sector, a new awards scheme has recently been launched.

The Roofscape Design Awards, being run by the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) will recognise projects that showcase the highest standard in design, innovation, and sustainability in the use of timber trussed rafter roofs.

The awards will be given in three categories: Residential Project of the Year (for newbuild dwellings), Conversion and Refurbishment Project of the Year (for existing housing projects), and Commercial Project of the Year (for all non-domestic projects).

Nick Boulton, chief executive of the TRA says: “Timber trusses are a proven, widely used modern method of roof construction making use of nature’s most sustainable building material. Yet the highly technical skills required in the design of those trussed rafter roofs are not yet fully recognised or rewarded in the housebuilding and construction industry.” He further added, “The Roofscape Awards recognise and promote the exceptional design work that has been completed by our members. Some of the projects worked on by TRA members are extraordinarily complex and clever, so it is time to raise the roof and celebrate the beautifully completed projects of 2022.”

The Roofscape Awards are now open for submissions from all TRA members in the UK and Ireland. A panel of experts in timber engineering, architecture and sustainable design will judge the entries and select the winners. The award winners will be announced at the TRA’s annual conference and dinner on April 21.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2023 and all entries must be submitted online via the TRA website.


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