Raking wall frames – selecting the stud sizes

With full-heighy studs, for example, on a gable end wall where the building has a flat ceiling with a roof space, the ceiling height is used to determine the stud length across the wall using NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 8.2, which will give the stud centres for a given size for the wind zone the building is located in.

The reason why the ceiling height is used to determine stud length is that the ceiling provides lateral support to the wall framing.

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