John Chapman, J.B Chapman Ltd Consulting Engineers, Auckland, New Zealand
Our company has been involved in structural design of domestic timber since 1981. Over 90% of houses use 100*50 studs @ 600 centres with 100*50 nogs @ 800c/c. This article considers the question – should we continue with this pattern or should we be using studs at 400 centres without nogs which is cheaper and quicker to construct?
Issue 3 Vol 8.
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