All building work in Australia must comply with the  Building Code, which ensures buildings are safe, healthy and durable for everyone who may use them. As suppliers of truss and frame, the importance of compliance cannot be overstated given the critical role your products play in a building.

Unlike trusses, the structural adequacy of a wall frame is sometimes taken for granted. And for reasons ranging from insufficient knowledge, experience or ‘grey’ areas within the framing code (AS1684), some common issues that impede compliance of a wall frame get overlooked both in design and on site. For a wall frame manufacturer, it is imperative to understand these issues, not just to ensure code requirements are met, but also to demonstrate the additional value-add aspects of your product that complements the builder. Some of the common ‘gaps’ related to wall framing are discussed here……

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