Builders metalwork comprises all the metalwork required internally within a structure for initially fixing and then further restraining any or all structural timber components needed for construction.
Nail plates are used to connect timber joists by using flat perforated steel plates nailed through both sides of the joint using square twist nails. Though designed for this purpose their versatility allow them to be used for various other applications including window board fixing. They are available from stock as 76x203, 76x152, 152x51 and 100x50 and as angle 100x100x76.
Herringbone Joist Struts
Herringbone joist struts provide stability to floor joists through lateral restraint. They are suitable for timber widths of between 38 and 63mm and depths of between 150 and 225mm. They are available in three different sizes to suit joist centres of 400, 450 and 600 centres and it is recommended they are fixed in mid span for joist lengths of between 2.5 and 4.5m, and at 1/3 span positions for longer joist lengths.
Truss Clips and Framing Anchors
Truss clips are used to secure trussed rafters to the wall plate. Their use eliminates the disadvantages of skew nailing trussed rafters to timber wall plates damaged connector plates, split rafters or wall plates. Available in 38 and 50mm. Framing anchors offer an effective and economical method of providing strong, mechanical joints for framing of timbers. Framing anchors can be used for connecting rafters 75 and 100mm wide to wall plates.