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Eaves brace
A brace between a wall and the eaves to increase the overhang at the eaves.
Eaves bracket
A bracket or fixture on a wall to support a wide eaves overhang.

eaves brace
A MS angle brace.

An eaves detail on a "Sydney Williams Hut", a prefabricate shed that was built by the army in the WW11 era. Using almost entirely MS angles for the roof and wall frames. Note the tricky hollow cast iron block to hold the angle purlin square and the use of hook bolts to fix the sheet to the purlins.

eaves brackets
Timber eaves brackets

People that live in the tropics have long known the advantages of providing generous shade to keep the walls cool. These brackets on an old building that has seen better days in Kuala Lumpur.

eaves braces
Steel braces again, this time in modern house construction.

In many cases now in Australia it is not a matter of choice to shade your walls and windows, but it is mandatory. The BCA has energy saving requirements and wall shading is just part of them.

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