Narrow wall bracing

Supplier:
Pryda

Pryda has responded to the modern trend of an increased number and size of wall openings in new homes by developing a range of narrow wall bracing units that give greater flexibility and increased load capacities than in the past.

Where once lengthy unbroken walls provided plenty of opportunities for supporting economical bracing structures, contemporary lifestyles have seen the ongoing introduction of more doors and windows and larger connected living areas with adjoining alfresco areas. This has meant the virtual disappearance of the traditional lengths of both internal and external walls, thus creating a need to utilise more of the short wall lengths to meet the bracing demand. For two storeyed structures, demand is even greater as all upper level loads need to be transferred through the walls underneath into the ground.

Pryda’s answer to this has been to develop a range of narrow wall units. These units can be fitted into both external and internal walls and sized to suit all contemporary plans with varying height and width requirements.

Timber Frame Connections: Alternative bracing solutions could be a steel portal frame or steel truss concealed in the wall, but this results in complex connection requirements and potential cost increases and project delays. The timber framed narrow wall bracing unit is easily fixed to the existing timber frame.

Economical: A decrease in available bracing width or an increase in the bracing strength requirement increases the cost of a bracing unit. For smaller loads the Pryda narrow wall bracing units are very economical using various configurations and numbers of runs of Pryda Strap Brace in conjunction with standard timber framing.

Meets large load demands: Where the load demand is large, then timber wall bracing trusses (Pryda Wall Truss Braces) are utilized. Used individually these give a large load carrying capacity because of their increased rigidity. It is important for these units to be rigidly fixed down to the foundations and the Pryda design allows for this to be easily achieved.

Can be used in pairs to meet huge load demands: Where the load demand is very high, a pair of these Pryda Wall Truss Braces on either side of an opening could be used in combination with the timber lintel, to resist racking forces by portal action. Simple timber to timber connections give excellent shear and moment fixity, and such configurations are more efficient and effective than a number of individual narrow bracing units.

Designed to order: Designed and manufactured by a licensed Pryda truss and frame manufacturer using Pryda's software and technical support.

A pair of Pryda Truss Wall Braces in combination with a timber lintel was an ideal solution for this garage that was supporting second storey loads.
A pair of Pryda Truss Wall Braces in combination with a timber lintel was an ideal solution for this garage that was supporting second storey loads.
Pryda Truss Wall Braces give far greater load carrying capacity because of their increased rigidity. It is important for these units to be rigidly fixed down to the foundations and the Pryda design allows for this to be easily achieved.
Pryda Truss Wall Braces give far greater load carrying capacity because of their increased rigidity. It is important for these units to be rigidly fixed down to the foundations and the Pryda design allows for this to be easily achieved.
Fixing the tie-down rod and washer from the Pryda Truss Wall Braces into the timber lintel was part of the connection details on this project.
Fixing the tie-down rod and washer from the Pryda Truss Wall Braces into the timber lintel was part of the connection details on this project.

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Head Office

Pryda

153-187 Discovery Road

Dandenong South, Vic, 3175

Phone: 1800 810 ...

Regional Office/Distributor

Pryda

47-55 Williamson Road

Ingleburn, NSW, 2565

Phone: 02 9605 0...

Regional Office/Distributor

Pryda

16-26 Wentworth Place

Banyo, QLD, 4014

Phone: 07 3902 4...

Pryda

Pryda is a design and production systems supplier to its licensed roof truss, floor truss and wall frame fabricators. They are recognized for their innovative, building code compliant timber connector products and truss systems.

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Head Office

Pryda

153-187 Discovery Road

Dandenong South, Vic, 3175

Phone: 1800 810 ...

Regional Office/Distributor

Pryda

47-55 Williamson Road

Ingleburn, NSW, 2565

Phone: 02 9605 0...

Regional Office/Distributor

Pryda

16-26 Wentworth Place

Banyo, QLD, 4014

Phone: 07 3902 4...

Pryda

Pryda is a design and production systems supplier to its licensed roof truss, floor truss and wall frame fabricators. They are recognized for their innovative, building code compliant timber connector products and truss systems.

Learn more