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Roof design

By Trevor Pringle 1 February 2011, Build 122

Good roof system design is a critical part of a good building. A roof designer must consider cost, performance and appearance, but it’s important to keep a few other factors in mind.

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Supporting heavy windows

By Stuart Thurston 1 February 2011, Build 122

Heavier windows and drained and vented wall cavities mean loadings from windows are often offset from the timber framing. Recent BRANZ research checked that a modified support bar system can transfer the load back to the framing to prevent problems.

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Allowing for movement

By Trevor Pringle 1 April 2011, Build 123

Almost all building materials move of their own accord. This needs to be allowed for during design and construction or this movement can create problems with the durability of materials and, potentially, the building’s weathertightness.

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