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Supporting heavy windows

By Stuart Thurston 1 February 2011, Build 122

Heavier windows and drained and vented wall cavities mean loadings from windows are often offset from the timber framing. Recent BRANZ research checked that a modified support bar system can transfer the load back to the framing to prevent problems.

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Restoring heritage windows

By Paul Cummack 1 April 2010, Build 117

Double-hung windows are common in houses built before the 1920s. The steps in the restoration and reconstruction of those in Government House in Wellington provide lessons for renovation of these windows elsewhere.

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