Timber Frame

Tool Supply

We have been involved in the rise, decline & rise again of Timber frame since it's introduction to the UK in the early 70's and have an intimate knowledge of the construction methods & the fixings and fastenings required.

In the factory environment the proper reliable tools are required, this is where we begin our relationship.

Different companies have different ideas about how they want to manufacture, we provide assistance to enable you to achieve this by suggesting the necessary tool types, the correct fasteners & the operation type (manual or automated)

Tools

Our range of tools have been used in the factory environment for over 30 years and have built up a reputation for reliability & performance. For those unforeseen moments when a breakage occurs, we have extensive spare parts stocks to enable you to keep downtime to a minimum.

Fasteners

The fastener range recommended for the timber frame industry requires that all fasteners comply with SC2 minimum & SC3 where applicable, all of our fasteners meet or exceed this criteria.

All fasteners for use in fixing Cullen straps, wall ties & Joist hangers are supplied by Cullen providing a complete underwritten system for Cullen connectors. see page 8 of the Technical guide for details

Straps

As distributors for Cullen we have a range of straps available for all types of restraint, the main strap is the Stainless steel hold down strap, we have two versions, standard length strap (ST-PFS-50-100) which is suitable for 50-100mm cavities & the mini strap (ST-PFS-50-100M) also suitable for 50-100mm cavities. These straps meet Homebond & NHBC technical requirements.

Wall Ties

The Cullen FT wall ties  are CE marked & tested in accordance with BS EN 845-1.

These ties can accommodate differential movement up to 24mm.

Three versions are available:

  • FT-50 cavity 50-65mm
  • FT-75 cavity 75-90mm
  • FT-100 cavity 100-115

for larger cavities we have additional solutions, Contact us for details.