New masonry hanger helps meet UK Code
Simpson Strong-Tie has designed an innovative new masonry hanger to assist in meeting air leakage requirements, which are part of the UK Code for Sustainable Homes.
he SFLHI (Safety Fast Lite Hanger for I-Joists) is a unique single piece hanger designed to support timber joists from masonry walls without the need for masonry above the course of blockwork supporting the hanger. This means that the potential for air leakage is reduced and
avoids the time consuming and costly mortaring and sealing with mastic around built-in joist ends. As well as being CE approved and meeting the requirements
EN 845-1, an added benefit that Simpson Strong-Tie points out is that the system also safely allows construction work to continue just three days after the supporting blockwork has been laid – as opposed to 28 days in the case of traditional masonry hangers. Simpson Strong-Tie’s head of engineered timber division,
Jon Head, said: “With a close eye on the UK Code for Sustainable Homes, house builders want a masonry wall- to-joist connection that will compliment the need to reduce air leakage. With the SFLHI we have one, which not only compliments those requirements, but allows for a significant reduction in building time.”
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