Calls to the BRANZ Helpline indicate that there is still confusion about the correct use of bottom plate anchors with concrete floor slabs.
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Creating a compliant bracing distribution system can be a challenge in today’s open plan house designs. Even if you don’t design them, it is still important to understand how bracing works.
Concrete can be formed into a variety of intricate shapes with interesting surface finishes, but this relies on quality formwork. Whether using traditional boxing or proprietary formwork, it’s important to get the basics right.
Quick to go up and slow to come down, timber framing enabled New Zealand to house its rapidly growing population in the early 1900s and has proved to be an enduring building system.