The Pryda floor truss system provides design advantages and labour savings on site, resulting in significant cost savings to the total build.

In some instances there may be a material cost increase by using Pryda floor trusses over alternative flooring systems. However when it comes to the overall cost of the project, including installation, there will often be a net installed cost benefit by using Prydafloor trusses.

Below are the design and construction benefits experienced by our customers who use Pryda floor trusses.

Design Benefits

ASSURED PERFORMANCE
Performance is assured through a strong record of successful designs over the past 15 years by designers and builders.

DESIGN VERSATILITY
Large cantilevers and the long span capacity – up to 7 metres or more – offers functional design freedom and can eliminate the need for interior support walls, timber and steel beams.

DESIGNED TO ORDER
Stiffness required, depth, timber grades and sizes can be varied to suit any individual job requirements. Computer designed for optimal performance efficiency and lowest material cost.

DEPTHS TO SUIT
Wide range from 240 to 450mm – or custom manufactured.

LIMITED SPACE
Designs can accommodate large spans in restricted height applications. In some cases eliminating the need for steel beams.

COST EFFECTIVE
Timber grade in chords is selected to suit the design requirements of each individual project to provide the most cost effective system.

LARGER SPANS AT LOW COST
With all-timber Longreach trusses the span capacity increases significantly as the truss depth increases – at little extra cost.

SLOPING BLOCKS
In some instances can be used to eliminate or reduce the excavation costs associated with sloping blocks.

COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
Available for domestic and commercial applications eg. may be designed for offices, schools, hospitals and function areas.

WIDE RANGE OF END SUPPORTS
Standard end support types suit any structural connection required including steel beams, waling plates and other framing connections.

EXTRA STIFFNESS IN FLOORS
Stiffer than many other floor systems with established dynamic limits to ensure rigidity and overcome springiness and bounce.

ACCOMMODATES LARGE DUCTS
Large rectangular ducts up to 500mm wide can fit within the standard design and special duct routing within rows of trusses can be incorporated.

DIMENSIONALLY STABLE
Fully kiln-dried timber ensures stability, free from movement due to shrinkage.

CAD COMPATIBLE
Standard data and design details available for import into CAD.

Construction Benefits

EASY TO INSTALL
Truss end support connections are pre-manufactured to fit. No cutting or notching will minimise mistakes.

EASE OF ACCESS
Flexible ducting, electrical wiring and electronic data cabling can be easily run within the truss web profile.

NO CUTTING HOLES
Simplifies the work of following trades. Plumbing, ventilation ducts and conduits can be simply attached to the webs or chords without any cutting or drilling holes.

FASTER INSTALLATION
Quicker installation times reduces construction costs.

STABLE PLATFORM DURING CONSTRUCTION
The wide chord flanges are more stable for tradesmen moving around the elevated areas on a job.

LIGHTWEIGHT
Trusses are much lighter than solid timber sections. Easier to handle/lift on site.

FLOOR SET-DOWN FEATURE
A section of Longreach floor trusses can be manufactured with a reduced depth to accommodate tiled wet areas. e.g. Bathrooms and balconies.

CONSISTENT DEPTH
Longreach floor trusses can be manufactured to the same depth for the entire project. This eliminates uneven ceiling levels at minimal extra cost – regardless of variations in spans.

ROBUST CONSTRUCTION
Prefabricated stronger than other systems. Resists the effects of mishandling.