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Rafter fixings

By John Wierenga 1 April 2014, Build 141

Pitched roofs constructed with timber rafters are described in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings as either couple-close or skillion roofs. What are the rafter fixing requirements?

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Built to last

By Nick Helm 1 April 2014, Build 141, Feature article

The global weather forecast is daunting, and earthquakes are a regular event. With insurance costs already climbing, we badly need buildings that can stand up to the forces of nature.

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External fire spread on houses

By Ed Soja 1 April 2014, Build 141

When residential buildings have a wall less than 1 m (or sometimes 5 m) from the boundary, there are requirements for the boundary walls to have specific fire resistance ratings (FRR) and exterior surface finishes.

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