Simpson Strong-Tie News

    • CLT Installation

    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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    You Specify, We Manufacture

    Every construction project comes with its own set of challenges, sometimes unexpected and quite often unique. We know this, which is why we continue to invest in our ‘specials’ order service. We operate a rapid and comprehensive design and manufacture service for ‘one off’ connectors, sometimes with characteristic performance values comparable with our fully tested ranges. Customised solutions that are as unique as your…

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    • SST Tamworth Team

    Do What You Can Day

    ... a team of volunteers from Tamworth based company Simpson Strong-Tie, arrived at dog re-homing charity “Dun-Roamin’” in nearby Atherstone, to help re-vamp its facilities. The story actually began several weeks before, with various departments of Simpson Strong-Tie working together to design and manufacture a unique suite of metal-work solutions to help improve the comfort and security of the nine dogs currently waiting for…

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    Mechanically Fixing Masonry Hanger to Steel Beam

    Our solid sawn timber to masonry hanger (JHM product family) and I-Joist to masonry hanger (JHMI product family) can now be mechanically fixed to 'I' section or hollow section steel beams with a steel thickness of up to 12.5mm. This increases the JHM and JHMI hangers' versatility even further, allowing solid sawn joists and I-Joists to be suspended from masonry or steel. Only 2…

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    • Cross-Laminated Timber Connectors

    Connectors for Cross-Laminated Timber

    Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is growing in popularity as a sustainable and beautiful construction material. Practical too, CLT can be used for walls, floors and ceilings and is well suited to offsite assembly Our dedicated range of connectors includes: Heavy duty hold-down connectors. Angle brackets and nails plates. Acoustic Panel Connectors. Structural screws. CLT to Concrete

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    Builder and Plasterer Essentials

    The 2018 ‘Builder and Plasterers Essentials’ brochure includes all of the core products that the professional builder or plasterer reaches for when renovating or extending homes. Simpsons’ Sarah Greenway explains: “We wanted to provide something more accessible to the builders’ merchant. We spoke to our customers and they told us what they really like to see in the catalogue (and what they don’t particularly…

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    • Cake Sale Raises £477.

    Cake Sale Raises £477

    On 18th April Branch 36 held a charity bake sale and raised £477 in aid of Stand up to Cancer. More than 20 kinds of cake baked and donated by staff, including a large cake raffled and later kindly shared out between among colleagues by raffle winner Angela McNulty.

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    Masonry Reinforcement and Render Mesh

    Masonry reinforcement and render mesh solutions for timber and masonry construction: Bricktor® for crack control reinforcement Brickforce® for structural reinforced masonry applications Bricktie® - developed to overcome the problems associated with lifting heavy blocks in the construction of 215 mm and greater thickness walls STUCANET HGBM and EBM - purpose designed steel welded wire mesh plaster and render carriers Sales Director Jon Head comments…

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    • 20 Years in Tamworth

    20th Anniversary in Tamworth

    2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Simpson Strong-Tie moving into it's purpose built home in Tamworth. Back in 1998, our previous facility in Cannock was showing signs of not being able to keep up with the growth of the company. Although many of the staff who were with us then are still with the company today, we've been joined by natives of Tamworth and…

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    New Quik Drive Catalogue

    Fresh for 2018, the new Quik Drive catalogue is brimming with even more collated screws and installation solutions. We're also introducing some new Quik Drive tools that can be used to install construction connectors. Visit our website literature library to view it online now, or click here to download a PDF version.

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    • 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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    • quickdrive story

    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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