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Fixings rationalised

By Roger Shelton 1 June 2011, Build 124, Feature article

Fixings are the Achilles heel of timber buildings. Wind and other damaging hazards find the weakest link in the building, and failure will start there. This is almost always the fixings.

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Snow loading

By Roger Shelton 1 June 2011, Build 124, Feature article

The citing of AS/NZS 1170 Structural design actions in December 2008 introduced a number of changes to snow loading on buildings, and these have resulted in changes in NZS 3604.

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Lintel fixing

By Tom Edhouse 1 October 2013, Build 138

There seems to be some confusion around selecting lintels and deciding if uplift fixings are required using NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 8.14, so grab your copy of NZS 3604 and work through the steps.

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