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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The area around the edge of a roof requires extra fixings to stop it lifting, but how much of the total roof area needs these extra fixings?
Roof bracing is one element in a continuum that provides resistance to horizontal loads. It works with the wall and foundation bracing to supply a total bracing package for a building.
The roof is usually the first thing to fail when a building is damaged in a severe storm. This risk can be minimised by making sure there are good structural connections.