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New Feature in Version 11 – Verges!

Roof Verges Introduced to ENDUROCADD Software

Verges are roof features that extend over the edge of a gable or skillion roof. Verges are very popular with architects and homeowners, but they also present several challenges.

For example, since they cantilever over the edge of buildings, they are subject to large wind uplift forces and must be able to support people standing on the overhang with minimal deflection of the structure underneath. They also need to have fixing locations for fascia, and the ability to cantilever over both end of the building as well as the eaves.

Thankfully, the latest version of the ENDUROCADD® software comes with complete configuration-to-installation support for two types of verges: gable ladders and outriggers.

Let’s take a closer look! There are 2 options: gable ladders and outriggers.

Gable Ladders

Gable Ladders are built like wall panels, with bottom plates, top plates, noggings, studs and bracing. They are supported at vertical roof faces by offset raking walls that position the gable ladders in the same plane as roof trusses and allow them to be fixed to the boxed top chord of the end truss.

These are the roof features in which gable ladders can be used.

Outriggers

Outriggers sit on top of truss top chords above vertical roof faces. They can be supported by raking walls or trusses and are used to overhang a wide range of vertical roof faces including gable roofs, skillion roofs, and dutch hips.

These are the roof features in which outriggers can be used.

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Training the Next Generation of Apprentices How to Build with Steel Frames

Training the Next Generation of Apprentices How to Build Steel Frames

ENDUROFRAME® is committed to supporting hard-working Australian apprentices in how to build quality steel frames.

That’s why, for the second year in a row, ENDUROFRAME® has partnered with the Wollongong TAFE and Council to help young pre-apprentices pick up valuable skills by completing a real world project.

This year the pre-apprentices used steel frames supplied by ENDUROFRAME® licensee Fortitude Frames to build cabins for the Wollongong Council’s Holiday Park Cabins project. The aim of the course was for the apprentices to build the cabins to a high standard and acquire an apprenticeship at the end of the project.

We are proud to say that the cabins were delivered on time and to a high standard thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. Even better, fifteen of the nineteen pre-apprentices acquired apprenticeships, and importantly for us, have had exposure to working with steel framing.

TAFE apprentices learning steel frames
Wollongong TAFE Apprentices learning steel frames
Wollongong TAFE steel frame training
Training Frames at Wollongong TAFE
cabins built by tafe students
Units made by Wollongong TAFE students

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Steel Frames Growing Along the Murray River

Steel Frames Growing Along the Murray River

Fortitude Frames has become a leading manufacturer of steel frames and an innovator in their use. An increasing number of builders are turning to Fortitude Frames and enjoying the benefits of light weight, strength, straightness, non-combustibility and termite resistance. The flow on benefit is affordable quality homes for their clients with the added peace of mind that their homes will stand the test of time.
From tiny homes to large houses, modern or traditional designs, commercial or residential markets, Fortitude Frames deliver into NSW and Victoria, including Melbourne, Sydney, and Canberra. Visit www.fortitudeframes.com.au to find out more

Another Truckload of Frames being delivered by Fortitude Frames

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