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GIB EzyBrace® Bracing

Friday, 14 December 2018
By Graeme Robertson

Technical Support is a key component in Winstone Wallboards' offer to the building industry in New Zealand.


A big part of this support is our GIB® Technical Helpline 0800 100 442. Calls to the helpline average about 75 to 80 per day and range from simple product enquiries through to complex design or performance issues.


We have a highly competent team including Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) and Engineers with a wide range of expertise and experience across fire, structure, chemistry and acoustics.


There are some questions that pop up on a regular basis such as:
FAQ: Can I pack the bottom plate of a GIB EzyBrace® bracing element?


Provided that the bottom edge of the bracing sheet is no more than 100mm above the floor, the bottom plate of a GIB® bracing element can be packed as shown in the diagram below.
Fasten the bottom plate to the floor as per normal practice and specification for the relevant GIB EzyBrace® bracing element.


Install a single or double row of nogs as required the width of the plate x 45mm on their flat, on top of the bottom plate.
Neatly notch the first layer over any GIB HandiBrac®.


Fasten each layer with pairs of 90mm gun nails, slightly skewed and at 120mm centres.
The link below shows the nogs being used to create a negative detail.


For further information click here or call the GIB® Helpline on 0800 100 442.