The most common wall frame system in Australia is the timber stud wall frame. Its members are:

  • top plate
  • lintel
  • common stud
  • jamb stud
  • jack stud
  • nogging
  • bottom plate
  • timber or metal bracing
  • sheet bracing.

The following diagram shows all these parts of the frame.

Diagram showing the parts of a frame: bearer, floor joist, bottom plate, jack stud, sill trimmer, jamb stud, head trimmer, lintel, top plate, jack joist/ceiling joist trimmer, metal joist strap, hanging beam, ceiling joist, common stud, brace, nogging, sheet flooring.