Market leader in engineered structural connectors, fasteners and building solutions, Simpson Strong-Tie, has responded to the growing demand for cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction in the new ‘’Connector & Fasteners for CLT Construction Catalogue’’.
Backed by a robust product range and distribution system, with first-rate service and support, the collection of versatile, high-performance products will allow for design flexibility, enabling CLT projects to be built stronger, faster and more easily than ever. Introduced in the 1990s, CLT and other mass timber products provide the enhanced rigidity necessary for creating larger and taller wood-framed buildings.
Also recognized as a green building product for its ability to sequester carbon, CLT is proliferating as specifiers seek sustainable structural building materials and builders embrace the efficiency and reduced waste of factory- based construction solutions.
Rigorously tested and designed to provide strength across a wide range of designs, Simpson Strong-Tie’s fasteners and connectors for CLT are now available to purchase and offer Europe’s largest range of CLT solutions,with established links to an national network of construction suppliers, for what-you-need and when-you-need-it.
“With over 25 years of designing and manufacturing, Simpson Strong-Tie is now proud to offer smart solutions for CLT,” says David Mooney, Country Sales Manager Ireland. “In addition to a nationwide supply network, ready to deliver high-performance connectors and fasteners at a moment’s notice, Simpson Strong-Tie is looking forward to bringing our tradition of product quality, training, service, sales and technical support to this unique and fast growing construction method.”
Key products launching under the Simpson Strong-Tie Cross-Laminated Timber collection include: The AB255SSH structural angle bracket, designed for installing CLT elements on wood using the SSH structural screws. Offering high versatility and superior performance in both horizontal and vertical directions.
The HTT hold down range of products are optimised for superior strength to withstand uplift forces for timber panels. Can be used in pairs or individually, with the ‘tongue enveloping’ design at the bottom significantly increasing the load- bearing capacities.
The BTALU concealed beam hanger can be used to create a completely invisible connection for larger section beams. It can also be used at the base of a wall for a completely concealed assembly, where it resists against uplift and lateral forces.
Quik Drive Systems offer a solution for fixing hangers and angle brackets to timber frames with collated screws such as the CSA-T and the WSNTL twin lead thread screws, making installation both quicker and safer, with fewer H&S risks.
Additional innovations making up the Simpson Strong-Tie Cross-Laminated Timber launch include the Premium Fasteners, SSH Screw for use with a wide variety of connectors where a high load capacity is required and designed as an ideal solution for CLT applications.
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