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also pur·line  (pûr′lĭn)
One of several horizontal timbers supporting the rafters of a roof.

[Middle English.]


(ˈpɜːlɪn) or


(Building) a horizontal beam that provides intermediate support for the common rafters of a roof construction
[C15: of uncertain origin]


(ˈpɜr lɪn)

also pur•line


a longitudinal member in a roof frame, usu. for supporting rafters or the like between the plate and the ridge.
[1400–50; late Middle English purlyn, purloyne]
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Note that the base and middle purlin are the same length (six feet), but the ridge board protrudes (four feet) from the face of the right-hand arch; the ridge of the left-hand section protrudes two feet.
This made quite a difference to the slender timbers that had been used as rafters and purlin beams.
Insulation (fiberglass and foam board) fills the space created by the clips between the top of the purlin and the bottom of the roof sheet.
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The dining area has windows with deep quarry tiled sills, timber floor, high pitched ceiling with exposed purlin and a feature exposed stone wall with galleried landing.