Simpson Strong-Tie News

    • Industry Cadets

    Budding Designers Graduate as Industry Cadets

    This summer, the Simpson Strong-Tie operation in Tamworth hosted a selection of would-be designers and engineers as part of the 'Industry Cadet' scheme. Year 11 students Connor, Ella and Isabel each chose to spend a week at Simpson Strong-Tie to gain an understanding of the inner workings of the worlds leading construction connector manufacturer and to get a flavour of the industries they hope…

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    Quik Drive Kicks Up a Gear

    Simpson Strong-Tie is boosting support for its collated screw system: “Quik Drive” with the appointment of a new Sales Manager. Fixings Industry veteran and now Quik Drive afficianado: Phil Chambers explains: “The Quik Drive system has been on my radar for some time, its not just fast, its really (really) simple to use. It’s great to see the lights go on in peoples mind…

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    Every Base Covered

    Simpson Strong-Tie has expanded it’s range of post bases to include additonal solutions for new and retrofit applications. The range includes Concealed post bases. Bases with site-adjustable heights from 100 – 150mm. Bases which can be adjusted even after the colmns have been installed. Options to cast into concrete or to fix down using studs. A brochure is available for download, which includes installation…

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    Post Bases Hit a Home Run

    ...from decision-makers like local authority councillors, planners and policy makers to industry specifics like architects, designers, engineers and construction professionals to even the end users like clients, developers, asset managers, housing associations and neighbourhood groups over the week's long event. The aim, to highlight the best practises and thinking in sustainable design and building. Architect firm Levitt Bernstein along in collaboration with Innovare tasked…

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    Connectors Catalogue - 2017 Edition

    Alongside the UK’s largest range of connectors for timber and masonry construction, sit over a dozen new products and several range extensions, including: Post Bases I-Joist hangers Angle Brackets Structural screws Masonry Ties The catalogue is also brimming with: Installation advice Performance characteristics and safe working loads Sales Director, Jon Head explains: “It’s been a busy time for Simpson Strong-Tie, with all new ranges…

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    New BIM Library Now Available

    Hundreds of 2D & 3D Revit files containing item codes, dimensions and links to the product webpages have been added to our already extensive CAD library, providing the data you need for our timber, masonry and steel connectors in an easy to use format. Ian Harrison, European Technical Director for Simpson Strong-Tie says “With Building Information Modelling set to shape the future of construction,…

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    Simpson Acquires Gbo Fastening Systems AB

    Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Gbo Fastening Systems AB, bringing a complete line of CE-marked structural fasteners and unique fastener dimensioning software for timber applications into its already comprehensive construction products line-up. Headquartered in Gbo Fastening Systems AB, Sweden, the company employs 222 people in Sweden, Poland, Norway and Romania. Sales are focused primarily to…

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    • Timber frame panel closer TFPC

    Air Tight Timber Frames

    This useful connector provides the quickest and most accurate way of drawing together timber frame panels and eliminating gaps – and that’s important, because those gaps contribute to air leakage and insulation issues. The TFPC features an angled plate which guides a structural screw (included) into the adjacent timber frame panels at precisely the angle necessary to pull them together to form an air…

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    • chemical mortar resins

    Don’t set your watch… watch it set!

    There’s no need to guess when to start loading studs in masonry or concrete, because our latest fast curing range of mortar resins change colour (from blue to grey) as they set. So you’ll know at a glance. Simpson Strong-Tie Sales Director Jon Head says “We’re pleased to announce our innovative range of mortar resins, which offer some great features to make the job…

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    • Stewart Milne Timber Pemely Payne Simon Horn

    Changing the Shift of Balance - Literally

    Summer 2016 saw the launch of the latest innovation from Simpson Strong-Tie aimed squarely at providing enhanced racking resistance to timber structures: Steel Strong-Wall and Steel Strong-Portal. Easy to integrate with existing timber frame designs, each Steel Strong-Wall and Steel Strong-Portal system comes as a kit, complete with all of the required fixings and adhesives to connect them to the foundations and existing framework.…

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    • Ligh Gauge Steel

    Heavy Duty Savings for Light Gauge Steel

    Introducing the latest suite of connectors and fastenings for light gauge steel construction from Simpson Strong-Tie®. The UK's first complete range of structural solutions designed and tested specifically for steel frame construction. Every structural connector needed for the assembly of steel framing and fixing to concrete, as well as screws for fastening drywall and other sub structures to the steel framework, are right here.…

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    Best of Both Worlds

    Professional Builder Magazine’s Products Editor Roger Bisby reviewed the Quik Drive collated screw system in July/August’s Professional Builder Magazine, and discussed the versatility of the attachment and extension arm for multiple uses. "...turns a single feed screw gun into a collated driver, giving you the best of both worlds" Experienced builder, and consumer expert, Roger says “The Quik Drive attachment turns a single feed…

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    Racking Solutions Revisited

    Since the launch of Strong-Portal and Strong-Wall, more than 400 timber framed homes have benefitted from increased build flexibility in terms of wider openings (and more of them), yet with none of the issues surrounding racking resistance that goes with them. Easily integrated with the existing timber frame design. Secures directly to the foundation and adjacent timber frame panels. Easy to handle - no…

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    • deckmark plus

    Quik Drive First for DeckMark

    We are pleased to announce that our Quik Drive collated screw system has become the first ever tool to be awarded DeckMark® Plus accreditation from the Timber Decking and Cladding Association, joining its range of CE marked decking and cladding fixings. DeckMark® is a quality assurance and performance scheme run by the Timber Decking and Cladding Association, the recognised authority on all matters that…

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    • Bead and Mesh Brochure

    2016 Bead and Mesh Catalogue

    This summer we are releasing a new catalogue dedicated to our range of bead and mesh products for the professional plasterer. Covering a high quality range of galvanised, stainless steel and PVCu products, and fully tested CE marked items, the catalogue also features handy hints and tips for fixings and installation, for a smooth and professional finish whatever the environment. Sales Director Jon Head…

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