Connections 2018-06-21T11:56:41+00:00

CONNECTIONS

Efficient and accurately produced connections are essential for the successful installation of engineered timber solutions. With TimberLab’s new 5 axis CNC gantry bridge we are able to ensure the repeatable accuracy of complex connections. Precision cutting, drilling, rebating, grooving mortising and bevelling can all be achieved to demanding tolerances.

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CONNECTIONS

Efficient and accurately produced connections are essential for the successful installation of engineered timber solutions. With TimberLab’s new 5 axis CNC gantry bridge we are able to ensure the repeatable accuracy of complex connections. Precision cutting, drilling, rebating, grooving mortising and bevelling can all be achieved to demanding tolerances.
As well as proprietary timber-to-timber fasteners, Timberlab is able to have purpose made connections designed and manufactured to suit a whole range of situations for connections carrying light or heavy loads.
Quality hot dip galvanised brackets and fastenings have proven a durable solution in many demanding applications in harsh and marine environments both in New Zealand and internationally.
Steel rods epoxy glued into timber beams and columns are an effective option to provide concealed fixings. The introduction of Glulam rivets for load bearing surface mounted plates has also achieved cost efficiencies compared to heavy bolted joints. Various specialist threaded screws have also emerged recently to assist in connection efficiencies.
With the 5 axis CNC machine Timberlab is committed to working with designers in developing new and innovative connection systems.

APEX

Simple slotted or surface mounted plates can be bolted or screwed.

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BASE

Base connections can be either simple pinned joints using angles, recessed “T” brackets or exposed “U” plates.

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BEAM TO BEAM

Surface mounted angle brackets or slotted “T” plates provide easy beam to beam connections.

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BEAM TO COLUMN

A variety of proprietary or purpose made “T” plates connect beams to columns.

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KNEE

Portal knee joints providing moment resistance can be achieved in a number of ways.

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MULTI

Purpose-made connections joining multiple members need to be specifically designed.

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SPLICE

Simple steel plates, either surface fixed or slotted can be used as splice joints.

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TRUSS

TimberLab has found light weight steel plates, nail fixed using glulam rivets to be a cost effective option.

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