Powertruss Wall Bracing System
For all types of bracing ranging from N3 (W41N) to C3 (W60C) cyclonic
Laboratory Tested Engineer Certified BCA Compliant
Lateral Bracing up to 28 kN per metre
Lateral bracing + co-existing floor & roof load bearing capability
The Powertruss Wall Bracing System is a patented light-weight metal truss frame that can be used for all types of bracing ranging from N3(W41N) to C3(W60C) cyclonic, providing bracing values of up to 28kN per metre.
Today’s modern home designs favour open plan living, with large glassed areas and fewer walls. Powertruss frames range from 350mm to 600mm in width, making them ideal for use in short or nib walls, and at either side of large openings such as garages or alfresco’s.
Powertruss is the only pre-engineered proprietary wall bracing system available in Australia. Engineers, Draftspersons and Designers can specify the Powertruss on working drawings with pre-approved engineer certification (click here for downloadable CAD drawings).
When traditional ply bracing is insufficient, the Powertruss will solve your problem.
Ideal for short wall application adjacent to large window and door openings
Achieve required bracing values that are not attainable with ply bracing
Lateral bracing + load bearing capacity
Carries headers/lintels at large openings whilst bracing the building structure
No SHS post required- reduces wall space and increases door and window openings
- Available in finished frame heights up to 3600mm to suit customers requirements
- No protrusions outside standard wall frame
- No packing of studs required
- Allows maximum open plan living and door/window space with minimum walls
- Short wall application – large bracing values.
- Wall stiffening (conceal in wardrobes or cupboards)
- Can be used in both external and internal walls
- Powertruss can also be used in raised floor applications
The Powertruss fits between the studs within the house frame and bolts directly to the slab using Engineer designed hold down bolts that are cast into the slab. Use of chemical anchors are to the specification and direction of your projects’ Engineer.
Large window and door openings are a breeze, especially where minimum wall space is available for bracing, as the Powertruss has a capacity to 28kN per metre ultimate limit state load.
Powertruss frames are used in homes, townhouses, unit complexes and light commercial buildings to provide lateral bracing and wall stiffening.
All Powertruss frames have Engineer certification based on BHP Steel Lysaght Racking Test Report 1562 dated March 2003 and all Powertruss models have been certified by Glynn Tucker Consulting Engineers, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The Powertruss Wall Bracing System complies with the provisions of Section B, Structures, of the Building Code of Australia (B.C.A.).
The relevant Australian Standard codes, specifications and references relied upon are
• AS/NZS 1170.1 – 2002
• AS/NZS 1170.2 – 2002
• AS 4100 – 1998
• AS 4600 – 1996
• Serviceability Limit State Deflections limited to H/300