BRANZ Guideline June 2011 May Guideline definitions for fixing locations open sheltered and closed

Issue 29 – July 2011

The 'open', 'sheltered', and 'closed' definitions used in NZS 3604:2011 are to define the location of the metal components. 'Sheltered' also includes external parts of a building that are not exposed to direct rain wetting such as under eaves, an open subfloor, a cantilevered floor, or a deck with a sheet material as its surface finish (see Figure 4.3 (a) and (b) of NZS 3604:2011).

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