Roof failures in high winds are unfortunately too common in timber-framed buildings, but get the connections right, and the roof should stay put.
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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.
While we can’t change New Zealand’s gusty climate, there’s plenty we can do to minimise its impact. Clever siting of buildings, modifying the landscape and providing shelter in the form of fences and plantings help.
BRANZ investment combined with Scion expertise has developed a new structural connection system for timber-framed multi-residential units that maintains acoustic performance.
Callers to the BRANZ helpline have been asking about fixing centres and density for profiled metal wall cladding. We take a look at the requirements.