Long concrete screws for insulated ceilings 27 February 2024

Installing and fixing electrical appliances like heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as the likes of pipes, rails, and/or clamps to insulated, or suspended ceilings, can be both expensive and challenging. The traditional approach, using a drop-in anchor and threaded rod, requires drilling through the insulating material and into the underlying substrate, followed by blindly inserting anchors through the holes, which, itself, can be present difficulties.

Addressing this is the new BTS6 E long with M8 connection thread from international fastener and fixings maker, Celo. Initially designed for specific use with insulated ceilings, the new screw has an extended screw length, which can span larger insulation thicknesses, and provides a fast and secure solution for attaching appliances and other objects to insulated, concrete ceilings. According to the company, its new M8 connection thread also now makes the BTS6 E long an ideal choice for applications on insulated, or dry wall suspended ceilings.

The company says it has added five items to its range of this popular long concrete screw, including the long-shank concrete screw, now available not only with an M6, but also with an M8 connection thread.

The long concrete BTS6 E screw with the M8 connection thread is ETA approved for use with cracked and non-cracked concrete, it is CE marked, meets fire resistance class R120 at an anchoring depth of 50mm, and also meets VdS guidelines, which makes it suitable for installing fire-protection sprinkler systems.

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