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Timber connectors play a pivotal role in fortifying the joints of timber-to-timber and timber-to-steel connections, resulting in increased strength and reduced reliance on bolts. These connectors are meticulously engineered and manufactured using high-quality materials such as stainless steel or galvanised steel, ensuring their strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion.

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What Are Timber Connectors? 

Timber connectors are essential components used in construction to enhance the performance and strength of timber joints.


One key aspect of timber connectors is their ability to enhance bolt performance. 


By incorporating double-sided washers and other innovative designs, timber connectors optimise the load distribution across the joint, reducing the risk of bolt failure and enhancing the overall load-carrying capacity of the connection. 


This improved bolt performance ensures that the joint can withstand the applied forces and stresses over time.


Timber connectors come in various forms, including plates, angle brackets, hangers, and straps. Each type is specifically engineered to suit different joint configurations and project requirements. 


These connectors are typically made from high-quality steel or other durable materials to provide long-lasting and reliable connections.

Types of Timber Connectors

From tooth plate connectors to split ring connectors and beyond, the diverse range of timber connectors offers innovative solutions for connecting and reinforcing timber elements, ensuring the enduring strength and longevity of construction projects by improving bolt performance. 

Let's explore a few of these below. 

Tooth Plate Connectors

  • For timber to timber/steel
  • Connector's teeth embed into the surface of the wood
  • Increases the joint strength

Split Ring Connectors

  • For timber-to-timber connections
  •  Expands and contracts with the timber 

Shear Plate Connectors

  • For timber to timber/steel
  • Circular, pliable iron discs
  • Sit flush in precut grooves 
  • Requires a bolt hole to be drilled into timber prior to installation


Aside from our timber connectors, we also stock a host of accessories to cater to a wide range of projects, including but not limited to wood screws, insulation fixings and screws, and plasterboard fixings

Frequently Asked Timber Connectors Questions

How Is A Split Ring Connector Used To Hold Timber Together?

Split rings are a versatile and effective solution for connecting wood-to-wood joints. 


These circular connectors are inserted into specially cut grooves on the contact surfaces of the timber. Each split ring sits snugly within the groove, with approximately half of its depth embedded in each of the adjoining wood members. 


In the centre of the split ring, a precisely drilled bolt hole allows for secure fastening and added stability.

What Is The Difference Between Split Ring & Shear Plate?

Shear-plate connectors, renowned for their versatility, find applications in both timber-to-timber and steel-to-timber joints. 


Their installation typically precedes the structural assembly, allowing for convenient disassembly if required. 


On the other hand, split ring connectors are dedicated solely to timber-to-timber joints, providing reliable and sturdy connections.

What Is The Weakest Timber Joint?

One of the weakest timber joints commonly seen is the simple butt joint. 

In a butt joint, the end grain of one timber piece is joined directly to the face grain of another without any additional reinforcement or support. 


This type of joint relies solely on adhesion and can be susceptible to separation or failure under heavy loads or stress. 

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