A form of lateral stiffening between timber joists to prevent them from twisting, and to provide a fire stop. Short lengths of wood similar in depth are fixed between each adjacent pair of joists.
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block bridging, solid bridging, solid strutting
Short members (boards) which are fixed vertically between floor joists to stiffen the joists.
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