Simpson Strong-Tie News

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    Coronavirus and Business Impact

    We know you are receiving many emails from companies regarding the coronavirus, but we want to address your questions about how COVID-19 is affecting our business, specifically our ability to manufacture and ship our products. To date, we have experienced minimal impact to our manufacturing operations and are not aware of any specific disruptions to any of our shipping providers. We are open for…

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    The Award-Winning Quik Drive® Goes PREMIUM

    Simpson Strong-Tie® is excited to announce that from Friday 13th March, Quik Drive owners will be set for life, with the introduction of the all-new limited lifetime warranty on all purchases. The Quik Drive collated screw system provides a significantly faster way to install screws, and there’s a kit to suit just about every application - from drywall installation to mezzanine floor construction and…

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    Industry News: Don’t Let Rusty Ruin Your Render!

    Simpson Strong-Tie Sales Director Jon Head explains: “We only recommend the use of stainless steel or PVCu products for external applications. Galvanised steel beads should not be used externally. Although it’s generally known for its corrosion-resistant properties, galvanised steel can react with the chemical components in render, which will lead to quality issues, from unsightly rust stains, to the degradation of the bead and…

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    Do What You Can Day 2019

    The annual event was inspired by our company founder Barc Simpson's Nine Principles of Business, which explain his philosophy about what makes a company successful. Barc said "It is our responsibility to reach out, in whatever manner we can to support others... Look for small ways to give back every day. Help out your neighbour, make time for others, do what you can." Kingsbury…

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    Apprentices Shine at Simpson Strong-Tie

    In October we welcomed three future apprentices from LEMA, an apprenticeship programme which helps engineering and manufacturing companies across the West Midlands to meet their workforce requirements. Following a full health and safety induction Charlie, Cameron and Tyler each worked with our Maintenance team for two days, servicing machinery and making and drilling connectors. As well as hands-on work experience, the apprentices gained valuable…

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    Server Update

    To all customers, This will mean, on this day, we will not have access to any phones or computers systems, including emails. We will not be able to accept any orders or despatch anything on this day. Therefore, to allow us to give you the level of service you are used to please can you do your upmost to place all orders: Monday to…

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    Introducing Our Brand New 2020 Catalogue: Connectors for Timber and Masonry Construction

    Designed to make it simpler for builders, engineers and architects to select the right product for their requirements, the catalogue boasts our widest range of products to date. Alongside the UK’s largest collection of connectors for timber and masonry construction, sit numerous new products, including the GPC, Gable Panel Connector, which solves the problem of the connection detail between the masonry wall, the wall…

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    Award Winning Quik Drive Wows at Fasteners Fair

    The team, led by National Quik Drive Manager Phil Chambers, manned the busy stand, where visitors were keen to test out Quik Drive’s efficient performance for themselves. Quik Drive auto-feed screw driving system is a significantly faster way to install screws. With a wide range of fittings there’s a kit to suit every app from sub-flooring, underlayment and mezzanine flooring to plasterboard, cement-board and…

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    DML Expanded Metal Lathing Hits 100,000 Sheets a Year!

    This summer, we’re celebrating the production of one hundred thousandth DML Expanded Metal Lathing sheet. Our popular bead and mesh range is going from strength to strength, increasing in popularity as builders opt for a solution to suit a wider variety of applications. DML is easy to install and comfortably capable for many internal and external purposes. UK Marketing Manager, Kyle Perry explains: “Our…

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    Neighbourhood relationships can have incredible repercussions!

    One evening, back in the summer of 1956, a neighbour rang the doorbell of Barclay Simpson's small business: he was looking for a product to fix the beams in his future home. Barclay, who at the time made wooden window frames, readily offered his help. With his head of workshop, he sketched out several prototypes and used a press from his workshop to manufacture…

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    Graduation Time for our 2019 Industrial Cadets

    A huge well done to our 2019 Industrial Cadets, who joined us last week to learn what it’s like to work in construction connector manufacturing. Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the Industrial Cadets scheme enables employers to run accredited experiences for young people, in order to create a talent pipeline for UK industry. Industrial Cadets Rory, Jack and James took…

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    Introducing our Innovative New Gable Panel Connector

    Announcing the launch of our new system of connectors, which incorporates new and existing products for the installation of a timber gable panel. The brand new Gable Panel Connector (GPC) solves the problem of the connection detail between the masonry wall, the wall plate and the bottom rail of the gable panel. Sales Director, Jon Head, says “We are pleased to be able to…

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    Brand New How To's

    Featuring our most innovative and popular products, the videos showcase unique product features, top tips and installation advice, making product information and technical detail more accessible than ever. Marketing Manager Kyle Perry explains “We’re seeing a growing demand for quality show-how videos, so we're building a collection of videos to share with builders and designers. We’ve highlighted our most popular hangers, straps and masonry…

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    The world’s most advanced screw system just got even better!

    With a multitude of modular fittings and screws for a huge range of purposes, there is a Quik Drive kit to suit just about every application - from decking to drywall installation and mezzanine floor construction. The ergonomic design allows the installation of screws into walls, floors and ceilings without the need for bending, stretching or crouching. Which means not only can the system…

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    What You Should Know About Cross-Laminated Timber Construction

    Engineers and architects are now favouring CLT for projects such as Pavillions, Bridges, Schools, Flats and Office buildings, With having built residences and low-rise commercial structures using dimensional wood framing since the mid-19th century. Wood was perceived to have significant structural limitations in terms of building height, which has begun to change. When sets of wood boards are glued together at alternating 90°angles, the…

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