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Fixings rationalised

By Roger Shelton 1 June 2011, Build 124, Feature article

Fixings are the Achilles heel of timber buildings. Wind and other damaging hazards find the weakest link in the building, and failure will start there. This is almost always the fixings.

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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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Getting the right profile

By Nick Helm 1 August 2012, Build 131, Feature article

Not only is technology changing building design, it’s changing product development. Build talks to Dave Stampa, National Manager for Steel & Tube Roofing, about the process involved in the development of their latest roofing profile.

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Lintel fixing

By Tom Edhouse 1 October 2013, Build 138

There seems to be some confusion around selecting lintels and deciding if uplift fixings are required using NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 8.14, so grab your copy of NZS 3604 and work through the steps.

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