Dragon ties revisited - Build 182 (2021)
- Dragon ties revisited
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- Information provider
- BRANZ Limited
- Information type
- BUILD article
- Website, PDF
While the use of dragon ties in New Zealand residential construction has decreased over recent decades, they remain a simple and cost-effective method to provide bracing solutions to larger rooms. However, BRANZ helpline queries suggest there is still some confusion around when they should be used.
Dragon ties are described in paragraph 8.3.3 of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings and are still an Acceptable Solution.
This article includes:
- Initially a hip rafter support
- New function to stiffen longer unsupported top plates
- Dragon tie or roof plane brace?