Registrar’s update

By - , Build 166

I hope everyone has had a great first quarter of the year.

IN THIS EDITION, our first LBP article provides some useful tips for saddle flashings at balustrade-to-wall junctions. This detail can be one of the trickier weather-tightness details to design or install so it is important to get it right.

Our second article relates to screw-type anchors used for fixing bottom plates and provides some technical tips and details for better selection and installation.

As we head into what may be a rough and surprising winter, judging by the last few weeks, make sure that you stay safe in these changing conditions. Having a set of wet and cold weather gear is a must in winter, and a hot drink at smoko can really make a difference.

We received feedback following Timber-framing and foundations in Build 165 and will be amending the article online to clarify some points around the size limits for holes and notches in studs and joists. Getting your thoughts on our articles is great – feel free to let us know what you’re thinking or what you’d like to see articles on.

Paul Hobbs

Registrar Building Practitioner Licensing

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