Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


  • Comment

This column retains its pristine purity (and avoids tedious hassle from PR people) by saying little about commercial websites. But, call us childish, we were all enchanted by the animated foldings and unfoldings to be seen at www. strongtie.co. uk, the website of Simpson Strong-Tie, which makes timber connectors.

You've all seen those mysteriously shaped bits of galvanised metal lying around building sites which are then somehow transmogrified into purposeful attachments connecting the various timber bits of your building together.

If you download the video clips bit from the products section, you are presented with a selection of connectors, including face-mount truss hangers, ITT top- flange hangers and backer blocks, adjustablepitch connectors - all of which you are undou btedly totally familiar with.

But, just in case you're a little rusty, you can click on the image of one of the connectors and up comes a movie of it gliding into place on a beam or whatever and the nails going in. Next, in glides the bit of secondary timber. Then you watch the appropriate metal folding and, fi nally the last nails slide in.

As one of our editors said wistfully: 'I could watch those nails going in all day.'

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs

AJ Jobs