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Dual-pitched roofs: trussed rafters - specification of remedial gussets

Defect Action Sheet 112

BRE, 1987
Dual-pitched roofs: trussed rafters - specification of remedial gussets

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Abstract

Intended to remind and inform designers and site supervisory staff of ways of avoiding some of the most troublesome defects which have beset Local Authority housing. This Defect Action Sheet covers dual-pitched roofs: trussed rafters - specification of remedial gussets. Failures discussed include drawing of truss tension members from nail plate connectors; and sagging of roofs. Defects discussed include metal plate not correctly positioned during manufacture, of sufficient size; and trussed rafter overloaded.

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BRE is a building science centre that generates new knowledge through research. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. BRE helps its government and private sector clients meet the significant environmental, social and economic challenges they face in delivering homes, buildings and communities. BRE is owned by the BRE Trust, a registered charity. The Trust uses the profits made by the BRE companies to fund research and education that advances knowledge of the built environment.


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