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Wall Bracing

A full range of Dunnings manufactured bracing used to provide bracing strength during wall frame construction


  1. Position the Wall Bracing as specified by the frame drawings or code requirement.
  2. Mark the saw cut position using the Wall Bracing edge as guide, making sure that the angle between top plate and Wall Bracing is approximately 45° (but no less than 30° and no greater than 60°).
  3. Cut the marked studs and plates to a depth of 18mm (no deeper than 20mm).
  1. Place the unpunched leg of the Wall Bracing into the saw cut, with the punched leg facing towards the bottom plate.
  2. Trim the Wall Bracing to the required length.
  3. Fix the Wall Bracing to each stud and each plate using 2/30 x 2.8mm Dunnings’ nails.

Typical Use

1.5kN/m Bracing Capacity as per AS1684-2010 Residential Timber-Framed Construction, Table 8.18(c)


The maximum depth of a notch or saw-cut shall NOT exceed 20mm.

Product Specification

Product Code

DES Wall Brace Galvanised (nominal)
20 x 18 x 1.2mm x 3.6m Length
DES Wall Brace Galvanised (nominal)
20 x 18 x 1.2mm x 4.2m Length
DES Wall Brace Galvanised (nominal)
20 x 18 x 1.2mm x 4.8m Length

Material Specification

Thickness: 1.2mm
Material: G300-Z275


BN 30 x 2.8mm Galvanised Timber Connector nails