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Hammerbeam roof

Post by chinhkuqn on Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:59 am

A hammerbeam roof allows a span greater than the length of any individual piece of timber. In place of a normal tie beam spanning the entire width of the roof, short beams, the hammer-beams, are supported by curved braces from the wall, and further structure is built on top of the hammerbeams. A hammerbeam structure can also be regarded as a simple form of truss. Hammerbeam roofs can exert considerable thrust on the walls that support them.[1]
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A hammerbeam roof allows a span greater than the length of any individual piece of timber. In place of a normal tie beam spanning the entire width of the roof, short beams, the hammer-beams, are supported by curved braces from the wall, and further structure is built on top of the hammerbeams. A hammerbeam structure can also be regarded as a simple form of truss. Hammerbeam roofs can exert considerable thrust on the walls that support them.[1]
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