A roof structure covers the uppermost part of a building or shelter and helps provide protection from the elements. The characteristics of a roof are dependent upon the purpose of the structure that it covers.

Typically, modern roofs are mostly surrounded with pairs of common struts or pre-produced wooden trusses attached together with truss connector plates. Pre-manufactured roof trusses come in a variety of types and styles and are specifically designed for each individual building.

The nature of the work involved in working with roof frames and the methods of installation provide a large number of risks to the workers during the construction or erection process.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

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Experts in the field of roof structures and trusses are essential in cases involving disputes regarding roofs.

The types of disputes that may arise in this field can involve:

  • Defect claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Physical damage claims

The experts in this field can provide expert opinion regarding:

  • The cause of the roof damages
  • Structural integrity of materials used in the roof
  • The extent of the roof damage
  • The quality of the roof constructions

Sample Reports

For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.


The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Safe work on roofs information sheet

This Information Sheet provides advice on how to manage the risks associated with working on roofs.

Relevant Cases Stiff v Barton (Domestic Building) [2005] VCAT 821

This matter involved a claim for damages for breach of contract regarding the adequacy of the roof structure, being the trusses and support structure to the concrete tiles.

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A sample of our experts in Building - Roof structures / trusses

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID7391

Structural and Civil Engineer expert

ID7391 is a Director and Principal engineer with over 25 years’ experience in design and delivery of structural and civil engineering projects. He provides insight and judgment that assists in guiding clients through the many decisions required to deliver a successful outcome, and he does this in a considered, collaborative manner with our clients and other consultants sharing a common goal.

  • #ID1429

Civil Engineer and Accident Investigator expert

ID1429 has an extensive background in civil engineering and accident assessment. He specialises in the evaluation of crane accidents, among other construction-based failures, and is currently the head of his own independent engineering consultancy firm.

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