Providing sufficient bracing capacity for wind and earthquake is an integral part of the design process. This series starts by looking at the information needed for bracing calculations.
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A common feature of many leaky buildings is that they were constructed without eaves, usually with walls terminating with a parapet. Changing this design detail can greatly enhance a building’s weathertightness.
The BRANZ Helpline regularly receives enquiries about when strapping must be used to tie the timber framing together. These tips should point you in the right direction.