Loads of advantages with Mitek's new MkIV girder bracket

News /
22 August 2011

Designed to quickly and safely secure girder trusses, supporting high loads, to the sides of a secondary girder truss bottom chord, the MiTek FastFit MKIV Girder Bracket provides a light-weight solution to heavy-weight problems.

This ingenious galvanized steel bracket can be installed with screws or bolts – but it’s the screw fit feature that’s proving most popular. There are heavy duty girder brackets already on the market – but none as light or as easy to fix as the MiTek FastFit MKIV Girder Bracket. Plus, heavy steel brackets can be costly... and cumbersome, especially when working at heights.

Comparable brackets (required to carry similar loadings) have to be bolt fixed. The big advantage of the MiTek FastFit MKIV Girder Bracket is: it can be screw fixed! Bolt fixing takes time plus, heavy duty bolts mean bigger holes in the timber; potentially compromising the strength of the timber. Screw fixing is faster and enables the bracket to achieve higher capacity in all areas – especially uplift.

The special configuration of screw holes also ensures a tighter, stiffer fit that spreads the load more evenly across the depth of the member. Even the screws used to fit the MiTek FastFit MKIV Girder Bracket are designed to save time and effort on-site! The galvanized anti-split, self tapping screws will go through timber and steel. This means there’s no pre-drilling or need to change drills should the fixer hit an unexpected nail or piece of metal. Other features include: rounded corners for safer, easier handling and ideal for use with treated pine, hardwood and LVL.

Naturally, as with all MiTek Engineered Building Products, the all-new FastFit MKIV Girder Bracket has been rigorously tested before release to ensure it complies with AS1649 (Australian Testing Standards).

For more information about the all-new MiTek FastFit MKIV Girder Bracket, contact your nearest MiTek fabricator.

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MiTek Australia is part of the worldwide MiTek network of companies and a subsidiary of MiTek Inc. (USA), which in turn is part of the Berkshire Hathaway group, one of the largest and most successful investment companies in the world.

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