Timber engineering hardware and connectors
This 2016 edition contains revisions to the CE marking section, on account of new terminology und the Construction Products Regulation, 2011, as well as several minor corrections.
The term 'timber engineering hardware' encompasses a diverse range of metal components, made of steel plate, sheet or strip, which are used to connect timber members together, usually in conjunction with dowel-type metal fasteners.
Timber engineering components have widely replaced traditional carpentry joints, due to their ease of use, ready availability and the avoidance of complex machining of timber members.
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) is an overview of the wide range of different timber engineering hardware available, as well as the different materials which can be used to create them. It also contains some of the different types of product certifications to which engineering hardware should adhere to.
- Metal plate fasteners
- Connectors used with bolts
- Product certification
- Fire resistance
- Durability and protection
This Wood Information Sheet was reviewed in February 2017 and minor corrections were made.
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