Fastening Decorative Rafters with Truss Screws and Engineered Timber Screws
April 16, 2021
As a builder when you take on a project with lots of customized features, we all find that it is always very exciting and extremely challenging to find the most efficient installation methods while creating a strong structure. We will show you in a case study with a local builder what issues he faced and.
This new build is located at the lifestyle block area of Wainui, north of Auckland. It is a two-story house of about 500m2 floor area and faces the open view of Wainui Golf Course. It is not an ordinary house; each part of the house has unique features from interior design to exterior structure, such as the natural stone wall linings and open ceiling with decorative rafters.
With the exposed rafters that have been specified, making plumb cuts and perfectly matching the decorative ridge boards, or aligning the hidden ceiling joists is not an issue. However, one of the challenges the team at J. Steuart Builders was facing is to attach dozens of rafters securely, easily and efficiently. Particularly when working on the ground floor level in rooms with very high ceilings on a 3-4m high mobile platform. Justin thought there must be a better solution out there to fasten the dressed timber without using nails or connectors.
He likes to find the best solution before he jumps into the job at hand. He researches what products and technology are in the market and if they are available to make the job easier?
Read more about this case study how this local builder solved those challenges.
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