The BRANZ Lintels and Beams Calculator is intended for use on buildings within the scope of NZS 3604:2011 Timber framed buildings, but the range of applications, loads and spans goes beyond what is in the standard. Read more about the engineering basis (PDF 757kB).
Go to the Lintels and Beams Calculator. Log into MyBRANZ to access this tool. See link at top of page.
It's easy to use:
1. Create a project (including project name, project reference, client, site address, wind zone, snow load).
2. Do a calculation.
Choose a beam application:
Select a beam design:
3. Save the calculation to a printable summary schedule. You can save calculations for other beams/lintels for the same
project in one schedule, and you can make changes. Each calculation will be saved on the BRANZ Lintels and Beams Calculator website for 6 months for FREE.
4. Buy the calculation. Purchase full calculation schedules to include in consent application documents. We suggest you also submit the engineering basis (PDF 757kB). (Any calculation not purchased within 6 months will be deleted from the BRANZ Lintels and Beams Calculator website.) For an introductory period, BRANZ is offering a special rate of just $25 (incl. GST) per calculation. The normal price per calculation is $50 incl. GST.