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Timber Fasteners and current updates.

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Hello All,

As many here that follow me reads I am often railing against industry, I do this because of the all too often "over burden" it is our lives...or at least mine. Yet, I do not wish folks to feel I am unbalanced or unrealistic in my I offer the following that I will try to keep track of and each year update as the information becomes applicable.

I have to, in the conservation, restoration and replication of traditional and natural buildings use these fasteners...when needed and save, and/or augment the needs of the architecture to endure both there age and environmental pressures (i.e. weather, tectonic events, etc.)

I present this post for folks to find up to date industry "white papers," applications of these fasteners and be able to ask questions about their germane application when (and if) needed.

Unique Industry Supply Limited

These folks provide some examples of hard to find and applicable fastener systems like the photo below, which is an updated version for production "thatching systems" which are faster and perhaps have the same life span as traditional systems which take much more time, and are not often as easy to facilitate for the novice Thatcher.

Thatching screw harnesses...

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) – Reinforcements with Self-Tapping Screws

Below is an example of appropriate "augmentation" of historic timbers...often referred to as a "strengthening" by PE. This is much hard to achieve "insitu" with only traditional methods, of which these may additionally augment. This would be called "conservation work"...not restoration.

Wurth Wood Fasteners

Log and Timber Fasteners

SWG Fasteners

Moment resistance of bolted timber connections with perpendicular to grain reinforcements


This is just one of the many systems coming into the field of construction from some in the industry that actually want to see "sustainable and natural building" moving into the 21st century. These are the types of systems and fasteners that will see the first 24 story or more inners city "skyscrapers" built with all "timber framing and/or Post and Beam superstructures...NO STEEL OR CONCRETE!" applications as well as other systems that are both "all wood" and thermally efficient and 80% or more sustainably grown and manufacture timber structures...Its not perfect, yet the foundations are well understood and many are traditional with good understanding of durability and longevity. These buildings will not be as fiscally profitable for some of the industries that are "working against them" which only demonstrates that there is a "normative culture" in the constuction trades...that is...based as much on profits and it is "good practice."

European Technical Approval 11/0190

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