Timber Rivets

Timber Rivets are high strength fasteners used in conjuction with steel side plates to achieve high-capacity and cost-effective connections in glulam and solid timber. Advantages of Timber Rivets: High load-transfer for a given connector area Tight-fit connector, resulting in stiff … Continue reading

Shear Plates and Split Rings

Shear Plates and Split Rings are used in bolted connections to engage a larger volume of wood, and achieve much higher capacities than bolts alone. Shear Plates are installed flush into the surface of a timber, and can be used … Continue reading


SFS Intec are world-renowned for their innovative range of high-strength threaded fasteners for heavy timber construction. Their products have revolutionized the way that heavy timber is connected, often eliminating the need for custom steel brackets and expensive fabrication. Whatever your … Continue reading


The Sherpa connection system for timber construction is one both sophistcated and simple. It resembles a dovetail joint, but instead of a timberframe connection engages two aluminimum plates for a high performance connection. Load transfer is possible in all axes, … Continue reading

Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie is the one of the world’s largest manufacturer of structural building products, and offer an extensive range of connectors for the timber industry. While best known for their hangers and clips for light-frame wood construction, they manufacture many … Continue reading