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Internal gutters

By Alide Elkink 1 August 2014, Build 143

The best way to deal with internal gutters is to design them out, but sometimes, this isn’t an option. With good design and construction and ongoing maintenance, the risk of an internal gutter overflowing can be minimised.

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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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Tall work

By Lauren Prestney 1 April 2014, Build 141

Since established homebuilders Breen Homes introduced new guidelines for working at height, they’ve noticed improvements in financial and business results and the company’s health and safety culture.

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Sizing rafters

By Tom Edhouse 1 June 2014, Build 142

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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