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  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2010-10-30
  • Current Version: 1.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 10.22 MB
  • Developer: buildcalcs
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 19 Ratings

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BuildersCalcs ROOF   With this IPhone App you can forget "Guesswork" and "Trial and Error" and make your steel square redundant forever and bin the headache pills, because anyone with a Pencil,Bevel and Saw can cut a "Hip Roof " with ease. This IPhone App is a Professional Roofing Carpenter in your pocket. Just enter the relevant Dimensions into the program and be instantly provided with every Rafter, Hip and Jack Rafter Length and Overhang Length plus all the Angle cuts and Birdsmouth Dimensions. Will accommodate any size of Timber or Building including Small like Dolls houses / Modelwork and Large as in Mansions. At the tap of a button a set of Dimensions is available for you to mark out a triangle and set your bevel for marking out all the Angle cuts if you don't have a Protractor handy. The program stores all your settings so you can recall them at any time. The program works with two "Separate" modes of Entry, Metric and Imperial. Metric Roof angles are entered in degrees. Imperial can be entered with Slope or Degrees. Separate comprehensive help files with each section of program. Entry for any Timber size. Caters for Soffit overhangs of up to 60 inches Imperial. Any Dimension for Metric. Check timber sizes to Eurocode 5. Information provided by the Program includes. COMMON RAFTER * Length * Overhang Length * Plumb cut Angle * Seat cut Angle * Ridge Length for Hip Roof * Birdsmouth Dimension HIP RAFTER * Length * Overhang Length * Plumb cut Angle * Seat cut Angle * Side cut Angle * Birdsmouth Dimension JACK RAFTER * Length * Overhang Length * Plumb cut Angle * Seat cut Angle * Side cut Angle * Shorten each Jack Dimension * Birdsmouth Dimension SETTING ANGLES * Dimensions to create a triangle for marking out all Angles

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BuildersCalcsRoof Reviews

  • Very good app

    By Simmo 1086
    I now use this app on all my roofs now it is brill takes all the working out and stress out of complex roofing i would recommend to anyone saved me loads of time!!!!
  • Useful

    I'm not a roofer but have always had an interest in how to build one. This is a great informative app laid out in simple laymans terms.
  • Best roof app

    By Rert
    Without a doubt the best app for working out lengths of rafters and amounts of timber , easy to use with a basic understanding of how to set a roof out saves so much time , use this on every roof I cut now and it is always spot on ! Good work 👍
  • Mr west

    By West13116
    The app is good apart form there's a mistake on it. If you put in 40 degree pitch as an example then the plumb cut should be 40 not 50 and the seat cut should be 50 not 40. I.e 35 degree will be 35 pitch 55 seat not 55 pitch and 35 seat. Apart from that it's good
  • AMAZING!!!!!!

    By 2164chrisr
    Have used this app on 6 roofs now and have all been 100% accurate! Would recommend this to anyone!
  • Excellent app 5*

    By K1butler
    This is a must have app for anyone wanting to pitch a hand cut roof. I have pitched many roofs using the traditional roofing square which can take a bit of time but this app saved so much time. Especially if you want to make a slight adjustment the new figures are available in an instant.
  • Brilliant, extremely handy app!

    By Stewartjoiner
    Bought this app as it looked good. When I looked at it I had a query which I emailed Buildcalcs about. A response was back to me the following morning. I then asked a further question. Again Buildcalcs responded very fast, this time with detailed sketches to help me understand. I haven't actually tried this app yet, just tested against some known dimension I have. It all seems to stack up and I can't wait to use it on a roof. Very impressed with support given, can not workout how I can get all this for £1.79! Will definitely recommend to other carpenters I know.
  • Good stuff

    By Exup69r 1
    But seems to be out when tested against example in ready reckner only by 4mm but y
  • Best roof cuts calculator

    By Chilterns
    I agree with "Disappointed mum", although I fail to see why she is disapointed as this app. is the best thing "since sliced bread". I believe the issues she mentioned will be addressed in the next upgrade, hopefully together with cripple rafter foot cut calculations where a lay board is used instead of a valley rafter. This application makes the Steel Square, Stanley Quick Square and Speed Square redundant and most important, it is in metric, together with the ability to perform calculations using the roof slope in degrees. Excellent application, that is if you have an iTouch, although it's worth buying one just for this application if you use traditional roofing techniques - you will pay for your iTouch in time saved in just one roofing job. I look forward to the next upgrade
  • Great App

    By EJM1808
    A great App but would benefit from a roof diagram showing setting out and all roof members and measurements this would then be one of the best apps around also I've seen an app where you set your bevel of the IPhone screen worth considering.
  • Not Great.

    By CR4IGY
    This app could be so much better. Once you enter the dimensions of your timbers there is no way to move on to the next page, meaning I have to press the home button and reopen the app every time ! Save your money and forget this app.
  • Fantastic app

    By arnie m
    Really handy app. Quick simple & easy to use. Not yet tested it, but look forward to doing so. Saves hunting for the ready reckoner

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