Getting the right connection
In This Series
Hugh Mansfield-Williams, Technical Manager of TRADA Technology and co-author of TRADA Technology's recently published Concise Illustrated guide to timber connections, explains some of the things you will need to consider when it comes to timber connections.
Article from In Touch with Timber Magazine ITWT Issue 10 (Winter 2012)
Timber frame construction of some description is a method which has been around for millennia; however over time it has become a tremendously refined practice to the point that - as buildings of up to six storeys become widely used in England and Wales - timber frame constructions of today...
Explains the principles of serviceability limit states set out in Eurocode 0 and shows how to apply them to structural timber members, assemblies and built-up components. Explains timber-specific rules given in Eurocode 5 relating to creep and joint slip. Recommends some deflection limits and provides simple worked examples.
Sole plates are a vital element in a timber framed building. Their installation has a direct effect on the building's service life, line, level and plumb, and contributes to the speed of construction.
This Wood Information Sheet provides advice on getting the installation of sole plates right first...