Posted: 5 June 2018
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 weathertightness 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. This article provides some technical tips and details for better selection and installation of bottom plate anchors.
Following publication of the March issue of Codewords, we received feedback about the article ‘Timber-framing and foundation pointers’. Based on that feedback we have provided further clarification in that article about the size limits for holes and notches in studs and joists.
Codewords 83 has the updated article.
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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.
Thanks for reading – until next time,
Registrar Building Practitioner Licensing