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  BU549 Lintels and Beams Calculator

BU549.jpgThe BRANZ Lintels and Beams Calculator is an online, interactive program to help designers select lintels and beams for timber-framed buildings within the scope of NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings.

This bulletin describes the scope of the calculator, which will give design options for lintels supporting:

  • roof only
  • roof and wall
  • roof, wall and floor
  • roof structure above a garage door.

The calculator will also give design options for veranda beams, ridge and roof beams, floor beams supporting joists of an upper floor and deck bearers.

The bulletin also gives a step-by-step explanation of how to use the calculator as well as the basis of beam calculations.

Publication date: June 2012 Keywords: framing, roof, steel, timber