About the Project
DTE recently designed and supplied the roof system for a project at a 72-bed care home development for Oakland Primecare Ltd in Chigwell, Essex.
Dalton Homes was the main contractor. Dalton Homes are based in County Durham, and they specialise in residential care homes and assisted living developments nationwide.
The development was of traditional construction with a plain tile roof on trusses. The span and steep pitch meant that the trusses had to be multi-part, comprising two mono pitch trusses sitting back to back on corridor walls with a fink truss sitting on top.
As a solution, a walkway was formed above the corridor and various items of plant and equipment catered for within the roof space. Some areas were standard eaves, and some dropped eaves with dormers. Overall a very imposing roof, the project is due for completion in August 2019.
"The collaboration between Dalton Homes NE Ltd and Donaldson Timber Engineering Ltd, resulted in quite a complex Roof Design, being designed very efficiently, which made the erection on site problem free, a very successful project for both parties."Phil Warren, Commercial Director Dalton Homes
At Donaldson Timber Engineering we have a dedicated team of truss designers, working exclusively on Care Homes and large bespoke roofs, all have over twenty years’ experience in this sector. With specialist 3D software tools, the team’s expertise was critical to the success of this project from pre-start meetings, design, through to the installation process.