Appraisal number: 983 (2018)
Date issued: 27 Mar 2018
Simpson Strong-Tie Bottom Plate Anchor Solutions
Simpson Strong-Tie Bottom Plate Anchors are a range of structural fastenings for use in timber-framed building construction for fixing bottom plates to concrete slabs. Simpson Strong-Tie Bottom Plate Anchors are used to resist earthquake and wind loads on the bottom plates of timber-framed buildings designed and constructed in accordance with NZS 3604.
The range consists of screw-type fasteners, an acrylic injection system and an epoxy injection system, both used with a threaded rod. Simpson Strong-Tie Bottom Plate Anchors are suitable to be used as proprietary bracing system hold-downs to concrete slab-on-ground construction. They are also for fixing non-bracing internal and external walls to concrete slabs-on-ground.
Simpson Strong-Tie Bottom Plate Anchors have been appraised for use as wall bracing system hold- downs and bottom plate fixings to concrete slabs on ground in buildings designed and constructed in accordance with NZS 3604. Simpson Strong-Tie Bottom Plate Anchors are suitable for use with concrete slabs where the concrete strength at 28 days is not less than 20 MPa. They are for use in internal dry protected environments.
Always refer to the Appraisal in full and the technical literature.