Simpson Strong-Tie News

    • jhead

    New Appointment: Sales Director

    Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Head to the newly created role of Sales Director - Connectors. No stranger to the construction industry, Jon spent a number of years as a Regional Manager for Simpson Strong-Tie, helping Builders merchants in the South West of England grow sales of building connectors. More recently, as Head of the Engineered Products Division, he…

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    • kingsgate orig 2

    A PEFC World First

    To achieve this, a building has to use a minimum of 70% PEFC-certified material, with the rest from approved controlled sources. Main contractor Willmott Dixon used prefabricated structural CLT (cross laminated timber) panels from supplied by KLH UK, which included performance tested brackets and fixings from the SImpson Strong-Tie range. Kingsgate House is actually 96.5% PEFC timber. Simpson Strong-Tie produced used include: AKR, E…

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    • Light Gauge Steel

    Heavy Savings for Light Gauge Steel

    This year sees the launch of our latest range for products, all set to provide the steel frame construction industry with performance tested connectors and fixings. Many of the products in this range are already well established in the USA, and our now available in variations suitable for use in the UK. The range includes: Levelling and holdown systems Site adjustable angle brackets Bridge…

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    • Racking Solutions

    New Literature: Racking Solutions

    We've included them in the anniversary edition of the Racking Solutions brochure which now also includes: A selection of the most common foundation details and how to install with them. Guidance on the tools and equipment typically required. Improved performance information. Updated information realting to the resin anchor system used in conjuction with Strong-Portal and Strong-Wall. Here's what people are saying: "I fitted the…

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    • CPD Seminar

    CPD Accredited Seminars

    The seminar, which lasts for one hour, looks at structural connector solutions for all types of construction, including the latest innovations such as Simpson String-Tie’s innovative new racking solutions for timber framed buildings. Engineers also learn about pipe/ducting through I-joist floors, engineered straps for roofs and floors, concealed connections for glulam beams and EC5 ready connectors. Recipients of the training are alos given access…

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    • Quik Drive Catalogue

    New Literature: Fastenings and Fixings

    It includes the Quik Drive collated screw system alongside an extensive range of collated screws to suit a huge variety of installations such as: Decking. Cladding. Drywall. Flooring. Ceilings. Truck Beds. Modular Housing. The UK's widest range of stainless steel nails and screws is also featured, with options available in 305 or 416 grade (for marine applications). The range of nails and screws is…

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    • Andris Petersen

    Simpson Test Lab Dedicated to Visionary

    The purpose built testing site, which was opened in 2009 and conducts around 5,000 product tests each year, was recently renamed ‘The Andris Peterson EU Test Laboratory’ at a special ceremony attended by European branch managers and technical engineers. Ian Harrison, SST’s European Technical Director said: “When Andris Peterson came to the UK to launch Simpson Strong-Tie operations in Europe he was the only…

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    • CE Marking

    Relax. We Know CPR

    The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has been adopted by the European Commission and the UK Government and replaces the Construction Products Directive (CPD). As a result of the change CE marking will soon become mandatory in the UK and Ireland, not a problem for Simpson Strong-Tie who adopted CE marking of its products in 2004. Ian Harrison, European Technical Director of Simpson Strong-Tie said:…

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    • Injection Resin Range

    Three Good Resins

    The all new Simpson manufactured and branded styrene free general purpose chemical anchor is now available in a 300ml cartridge, called Poly-GP. With its eye-catching display packaging, the product is available alongside a full suite of new tools, accessories and anchor studs - the range of which range covers thread sizes M8 through to M24 - for the purpose of fixing into concrete. A…

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