Wind brace


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Wind brace

Any brace, such as a strut, which strengthens a structure or framework against the wind; a diagonal brace that ties rafters of a roof together to prevent racking.

wind brace

wind brace
Any brace, such as a strut, which strengthens a structure or framework against the wind; usually a brace between a principal rafter and a purlin to provide the roof framing with greater rigidity.
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Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind brace us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Similar metal products, such as wind brace, brick bond, corner bead and strapping are also offered.
Of course, if the entire house is covered with plywood sheathing, that takes care of the wind brace problem.
Engineers investigating the site discovered that some of the column-to-column wind braces had been relocated a few bays off from what was shown in the as-built drawings.
Great green roofs John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the Victorian era, once said: "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
As the 18th century English author and social reformer John Ruskin put it: "Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating.
Another late sage, the art critic and writer John Ruskin, was nearer the mark when he said: "Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different types of good weather.
The Royal Commission for Historic Monuments studied the original framework and layout of the hall, recording its superb cruck trimbers, trefoil wind braces and a spear truss said to be particularly fine.
Fleets of transport glide symposium participants between them, while the waves break and the wind braces.
The original core is the Great Hall of around 1480 with its cross wings and collared roof with cusped wind braces and surviving screens passage arches.
An impressive oak staircase winds around onto the first floor galleried landing, a special feature being the double-height bay surrounding the staircase; fully vaulted ceiling with exposed oak timbers and wind braces, exposed wall timbers, oak floor and airing cupboard.
Each truss includes cusped wind braces and, in the roof apex, quatrefoil decoration.