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18:37 Nov 6, 2013
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / roofing
English term or phrase: close couple roof
it is the title of a paragraph:

Pairs of rafter feet are joined together with
ties, often doubling up as ceiling joists, to form
triangulation. The tie resists the outward thrust,
and load is transferred vertically to supporting
walls. The connection of ceiling joists or ties with
a binder, supported from the ridge by hangers
allows a smaller timber section to be used. Rafter
and ceiling joist dimensions for typical spans are
given in the TRADA document ‘Span Tables for Solid
Timber Members in Floors, Ceilings and Roofs for
Dwellings’.
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Germany
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