Graphical Construction Glossary >> Roofs and roofing. >> Roof Features >> eaves 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.
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.
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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