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Strutting Beam

Strutting beams are used to support roof members, generally below the underpurlins, where there are no conveniently located load-bearing walls. Strutting beams only support roof loads. The strutting beam transfers the roof load directly to load bearing walls. It must never rest on, or transfer load to, a ceiling joist.

Strutting beams cannot double as hanging beams. This is because they are likely to sag and will cause the ceilings to sag. Also, they transfer roof loads that are often dynamic because of wind pressure acting on the roof. This means they may move up and down or from side to side, causing the ceiling to move and possibly crack.

The ends of strutting beams must bear on the full width of wall plates. Blocking should be provided between strutting beams and wall plates to provide an initial clearance of 25 mm at mid-span. This clearance is between the underside of the beams and the tops of ceiling joists, ceiling lining or ceiling battens, as appropriate.

Strutting beams may extend in any direction in the roof space. They bear directly above studs supporting concentrated loads or distributed over two or more studs by means of top plate stiffening. Where strutting beams occur over openings, the lintels have to be designed for a concentrated load.

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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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