Last edited 05 Oct 2020


A nogging (or occasionally noggin) is a strut used to give rigidity to a framework, typically fixed between joists or studs to their increase strength and stiffness.

Noggings are commonly used to brace floors or to stiffen timber stud frames.They are often made from timber, but may also be made from metal and other materials.

In Scotland, noggings may be referred to as ‘dwangs’.

See also: Herringbone strut.

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