NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings sets out how to size rafters in table 10.1. The BRANZ technical helpline has received queries on doing this, so let’s step through some examples.
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Verge overhangs are the areas of a timber-framed roof that are most vulnerable to wind damage, so it’s important to get them right.
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.
To simplify the consenting process for structural insulated panels (SIPs), we need to know how they perform locally. A BRANZ research project is helping by examining SIP durability, earthquake and fire performance.
Although steel framing in domestic construction has only a small market share, there are signs it may be on the increase. Since steel is a good conductor, builders need to be aware of potential pitfalls, such as thermal bridges and condensation.
The treated timber framing system that came into effect on 4 April this year allows a single hazard class, H1.2, to be used for all enclosed radiata pine and Douglas fir framing.
Prone to earthquakes and with abundant native timber, New Zealand was quick to adopt timber as a building cladding. It could even replicate stone with design elements such as quoins.
Quick to go up and slow to come down, timber framing enabled New Zealand to house its rapidly growing population in the early 1900s and has proved to be an enduring building system.
Around since the early days of New Zealand settlement, concrete is everywhere, from paths to pools, foundations to fountains.