herringbone bracing

herringbone bridging

herringbone bridging
A system of braces between joists to stiffen the joists, to hold them in place, and to distribute their load; these braces alternate in direction along the joists, giving rise to a herringbone-like pattern. Also called herring-bone strutting, cross bridging, diagonal bridging.
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The listed house, however, is far from average by most standards, a Warwickshire picture postcard with its distinctive framed portions, herringbone bracing and prettiest concave lozenge detail.
Old Farm is listed Grade ll and mentioned by Pevsner in his Warwickshire buildings guide as late 16th century and for its distinctive timber framing with herringbone bracing and lozenge patterns.