Stud height definition

Where studs form a parapet and have a stringer attached to support a roof or ceiling, use the height from the floor to the top of the stringer to establish the required stud size in Table 8.2 in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings.

Also note that, with trimming studs, where the top of the lintel is more than 400 mm below the top plate, an additional trimming stud is required (Figure 8.5). The minimum thickness of the trimming stud is determined by Table 8.5.

Summarised from BRANZ Guideline, November 2013.

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