Simpson Strong-Tie, a supplier of engineered structural connectors, fasteners and building solutions, has launched a new range of regulated and quality tested connectors and fasteners to serve the growing demand for cross-laminated timber (CLT).
Backed by a robust product range and distribution system; along with service, support, and training, Simpson Strong-Tie says its new collection of versatile products will allow for design flexibility while enabling CLT projects to be built stronger, faster, and easier.
CLT and other mass timber products provide the enhanced rigidity necessary for creating larger and taller wood framed buildings. Recognised as a green building product for its ability to sequester carbon, CLT is proliferating as specifiers seek sustainable structural building materials, and builders look for the efficiency and reduced waste of factory-based construction solutions. There are a number of products within this CLT collection, such as the AB255SSH structural angle bracket, designed for installing CLT elements on wood using SSH structural screws. It is designed to offer high versatility and superior performance in both horizontal and vertical directions.
Also available, the HTT hold down range is optimised for superior strength to withstand uplift forces for timber panels with the ‘tongue enveloping’ design at the bottom significantly increasing the load-bearing capacities. A BTALU concealed beam hanger is also included in the range, and can be used to create a completely invisible connection for larger section beams. It can also be used at the base of a wall for a concealed assembly, where it resists against uplift and lateral forces.
Finally, Quik Drive Systems offer a solution for fixing hangers and angle brackets to timber frames with collated screws such as the CSA-T and the WSNTL twin lead thread screws.
Jon Head, sales director at Simpson Strong-Tie said: “With over 25 years of experience designing and manufacturing here in the UK, Simpson Strong-Tie is now proud to offer smart solutions for CLT. Simpson Strong-Tie is looking forward to bringing our tradition of product quality, training, service, and ‘boots on the ground’ sales and technical support to this unique and fast growing construction method.”
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