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Sizing rafters

By Tom Edhouse 1 June 2014, Build 142

NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings sets out how to size rafters in table 10.1. The BRANZ technical helpline has received queries on doing this, so let’s step through some examples.

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Rafter fixings

By John Wierenga 1 April 2014, Build 141

Pitched roofs constructed with timber rafters are described in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings as either couple-close or skillion roofs. What are the rafter fixing requirements?

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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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Roof trusses

By Stephen Walker 1 June 2011, Build 124, Feature article

A high proportion of residential buildings use timber nail-plated roof trusses to form the roof structure. NZS 3604:2011 includes provisions for their use.

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