Research shows that, apart from some slight changes, light timber-framed buildings designed using our current standards should largely stand up to the increased wind speeds that climate change is expected to bring.
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Roof failures in high winds are unfortunately too common in timber-framed buildings, but get the connections right, and the roof should stay put.
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?
Proprietary wall bracing systems are commonly used to brace a building, but how are braced walls connected to a concrete slab? We look at both NZS 3604:2011 and proprietary wall bracing elements requirements.
A BRANZ research project has investigated load transfer in timber framed buildings – and found a number of potential weak spots.
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.
An online calculator has replaced the paper version of the BRANZ Guide to lintels and beams.
Calls to the BRANZ Helpline indicate that there is still confusion about the correct use of bottom plate anchors with concrete floor slabs.
The BRANZ helpline often receives questions about veranda design and construction. Here, we answer some of those questions.
While the bracing requirements in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings suit most buildings, the distribution rules of clause 5.4.7 are too lenient for some complex designs. During earthquakes, some Building Code-compliant buildings may move or flex, causing extensive damage. BRANZ research found which buildings are affected and suggests changes.