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  BU615 Critical connections

Critical connections in a building occur where loads are transferred from one structural element to another. BU615 image.JPG

Failure of a connection is likely to result in loss of structural integrity.

This bulletin describes critical connections of timber-framed buildings and the fixings required to meet design loads.

This bulletin covers: 

  • Types of connections
  • Roof framing and roof-to-wall connections
  • Wall and wall-to-floor connections
  • Subfloor-to-foundation connections