Simpson Strong-Tie News

    • EBC cladding angle bracket PR

    Spotlight on the Cladding Angle Bracket

    Previously known as the ABC bracket, the versatile EBC bracket is suitable for cavities 50mm to 145mm and can be used on concrete and masonry structures. Due to increased interest from the Timber Frame industry, we are currently evaluating the EBC bracket for connecting to timber structures, so capacities can be provided, rather than companies having to evaluate the connection themselves. “Cladding can enhance…

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    • 50mm vs 47mm hanger

    47 is the New 50 – Have You Switched Yet?

    Regularised timber is now the UK standard, which means 50mm hangers are yesterday’s news. Unlike rough sawn timber, where the width of a joist can be anything up to 50mm, regularised timber is planed down and the edges rounded for consistency, so regularised timber is always 45mm. At Simpson Strong-Tie we know that size matters! Regulated hanger sizes have long been offered across our…

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    New 19mm Collated Flooring Screw Banishes Squeaky Floorboards for Good!

    While it’s well known that screws provide a tighter grip power by pulling the boards together, fitting 6mm plywood to underlay has long presented a dilemma. The conventional 25mm timber screws used to fasten flooring carry a risk of damaging underfloor electrical cables or puncturing water pipes, with potentially dangerous and costly consequences, however the alternative use of 19mm nails can cause the plywood…

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    • Year in Review 2020

    A Successful 2020 for Connectors and Fasteners

    The year began with the launch of our Connectors for Timber and Masonry Construction mainline catalogue, introducing a host of new products such as the GPC, Gable Panel Connector, which solves the problem of the connection detail between the masonry wall, the wall plate and the bottom rail of the gable panel. Also included are a high movement timber frame tie, decorative and a…

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    Cross Laminated Timber is Changing the Way Urban Builders Scrape the Sky

    How High Can CLT Go? For high-rise builders with an eye on CLT, the only question left seems to be how high can it go? At 18 stories, the Brock Commons student dormitory at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is currently the tallest wood-framed building in the world (see a time-lapse video of construction here). Architects in Chicago (River Beech Tower) and…

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    • Premium fasteners packaging snow

    Here at Simpson Strong-Tie it’s not just our fasteners that are premium quality.

    We've redesigned the packaging for our Premium Fasteners range to make it every bit as tough as the screws and nails it holds. Our newly developed premium fasteners packaging is made of engineered cardboard, durable enough to endure the rigours of daily life on a building site. Resistant to rain, snow, moisture and heat the cardboard material has water resistant web-corners, so the boxes…

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    Spotlight on Over-Sail Movement Clip Connectors

    Over-sail projects require a variety of connectors which provide a load path from the over-sail structure to the primary structure for: • Wind loads • Seismic loads • Dead loads Movement clip connectors enable the structural building frame to deflect independently of the over-sail configuration. Fixed clip connectors support the dead load of an over-sail structure from the structural frame. These have the added…

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    • LGS frame

    The Light Gauge Steel Solution

    We're all set set to provide the steel frame construction industry with performance tested connectors and fixings with the release of our brand new 2021 Connectors for Light Gauge Steel catalogue. Created for suppliers, architects, engineers, erectors, and contractors alike, the new catalogue makes it easy to specify project-appropriate LGS connector solutions, with robust product pages including detailed features and benefits, technical data and…

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    • CPD seminar online

    Building Safer Structures CPD Now Available Online!

    Alongside a wealth of technical information, the seminar covers innovative connector solutions for timber, masonry and steel construction projects, including; CLT connectors and fasteners Timber racking solutions I-Joist hole support Engineered straps for roofs and floors Concealed beam connectors EC5 ready connectors Chemical anchors and resins Examples of good and bad installations. The new online format is already a hit with attendees, including recent…

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    Simpson Strong-Tie Launches Cross-Laminated Timber range with Connectors, Fasteners and Technical Support.

    Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors, fasteners and building solutions, has launched a comprehensive offering of regulated and quality tested connectors and fasteners to serve the growing demand for CLT construction in our all NEW ‘’Connector & Fasteners for CLT Construction Catalogue’’. Backed by a robust product range and distribution system, along with first-rate service, support, and training, the collection of versatile,…

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    Business Update from Simpson Strong-Tie.

    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. We are open for business and orders will be processed as efficiently as possible. However, we are taking several safety precautions to ensure the safety of our employees and…

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    Premium Fasteners Catalogue Hits The Shelves

    Europe’s leading range of superior nails and screws includes stainless steel, structural and collated options. “We’re excited to launch our new Premium Fasteners product collection” explains Jesper Hebbelstrup – European Fasteners Product Manager. “Quality and reliability is our top priority. The fastening system you choose is as important as the materials and finishing touches; cheap nails and screws can cause decking to loosen over…

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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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    • Quik Drive Viral Video OTT

    Quik Drive Goes Viral!

    The video produced by trade media giant On The Tools, stars a floor fitter struggling under pressure to “get the job done” and demonstrates the Quik Drive’s impressive advantages - unparalleled speed and accuracy – over conventional screw driving systems. “It’s an exciting time for us with the release of our new video - the response has been incredible.” says Phil Chambers, UK Quik…

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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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