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Joining roof trusses

By In Ling Ng 1 October 2015, Build 150

Most timber trusses are delivered to site as one-piece building components. However, occasionally they are delivered in sections and must be joined on site. Correct installation of these is critical to maintain the designed load paths.

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Gable end trusses

By In Ling Ng 1 April 2017, Build 159

There have long been questions about whether a single gable end truss is suitable for fixing cladding to and, if so, what is the maximum height before a 2-ply gable end truss is required? For the answer, we look at the design of gable end trusses.

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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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