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Ridge Beam

Roof Ridge Beam

The Ridge Beam is the horizontal timber beam at the apex of the roof. It has no structural function but is the member against which the high ends of the rafters lean. It ensures that the rafters meet in a straight line and stay upright.

Where a trussed roof is used, the rafters are the top chord of the truss and truss action spans the width of the building. In other cases, the rafters must span from the top of the roof to the top of the walls. The ridge beam supports the rafters at the top of the roof and is a bending member spanning between its supports (generally across rooms).

WIKIPEDIA ENTRY FOR ROOF CONSTRUCTION.

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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The Peninsula Moreton Bay Area East Brisbane Redland Bay Area Gold Coast Ipswich Brisbane West Brisbane Northside Brisbane Southside Logan City

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