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APA4 Installed with STN22 and SDWS
APA4 Installed with STN22 and SDWS
APA4
APA4
APA4
APA4
APA21
APA21
APA21
APA21
APB
APB
APB44
APB44
APB44
APB44
APB66
APB66
APDJT
APDJT
APDJT
APDJT
APDMW
APDMW
APDMW
APDMW
APL4
APL4
APL4
APL4
APL4
APL4
APT4
APT4
APT6
APT6
APT
APT
STN22
STN22
STN22 Installation with SDWS
STN22 Installation with SDWS
STN22 & SDWS
STN22 & SDWS
Structural Timber Screw and Hex Head Washer
Structural Timber Screw and Hex Head Washer
Outdoor Accents Group
Outdoor Accents Group

Add Beauty and Strength to Your Custom Outdoor Living Structures

With Outdoor Accents®, a complete line of decorative timber connectors and fasteners from Simpson Strong-Tie, you can now bring both design elegance and structural strength to your outdoor living areas. This hardware accommodates 90mm and 140mm timber sizes, providing the flexibility you need when designing and building custom outdoor projects such as pergolas, patio covers and other top-supported structures. 

Hex-Head Washer

The Outdoor Accents® hex-head washer provides the decorative appearance of a bolted connection. Its patent design makes for an easier and significantly faster installation compared to through‑bolting. This washer and screw combination is designed specifically to fasten Outdoor Accents post bases, T and L straps, and angles. 

Structural Timber Screw

Outdoor Accents® structural timber screw is combined with the hex-head washer, the solution delivers increased strength and the decorative appeal of a bolted connection with the installation ease of a screw. The SDWS Timber Screw with patented SawTooth™ point allows for faster installation, less torque and requires no pre-drilling. The screw's bold thread design enables superior holding to attach ledgers and other secure connections. The structural screw and washer are both sold separately from the Outdoor Accents connectors.

Post Base

Outdoor Accents® post bases secure timber columns or posts to concrete, while providing a 25 mm standoff height that helps minimise risk of decay and screws in lateral loading of the timber post. These bases accommodate 90mm and 140mm timber. Install with Outdoor Accents® structural timber screws and hex-head washers for a decorative look.

Deck Joist Tie

The Deck Joist Tie attaches 45mm wide joists to the side of 90mm or larger support posts. It installs quickly and easily with the Outdoor Accents® structural SDWS screw and hex head washer for the look of a bolted connection.

Strap Tie

The flat T Strap Tie and L Strap Tie bring decorative flair and lateral strength to your outdoor living space or even an indoor project. They provide reinforcement for connections where one timber piece intersects another at a 90° angle. They're designed to accommodate multiple timber sizes and to be installed with Outdoor Accents® structural timber screws and hex-head washers.

Angle

Outdoor Accents 90 degree Angles tie together beams, rafters and more. These angles make structural connections between beams and posts stronger and provide consistent, straight corners for a variety of outdoor projects. The APA4 Angle is designed for use with 90mm or larger post; The APA21 Angle is designed for use with 45mm rafter.

Decorative Washer

The APDMW56 decorative washer installs easily with the structural SDWS Timber screw and hex‑head washer combination and can be used in a variety of timber-to-timber connections.

Connector Screw

The Outdoor Accents® connector screw reduces installation time by driving easily without predrilling. Designed for installation with the Outdoor Accents® APA21 90° angle, the screw's black finish accents any outdoor living project. The sharp point of the screw enables fast starts, and the patented serrated threads reduce torque for improved driveability.

Material

Carbon Steel 2mm-2.7mm thick

Finish
  • Double-Barrier Coating
  • Quik Guard® Coating: Hex-Head Washer 
Features & Benefits
  • Flat T and L strap ties, Bolt-like connectors bring decorative appeal and lateral strength to your outdoor living area or even an indoor project
  • Fastener and washer create decorative bolt-like connections but install with the ease of a screw and without predrilling
  • Post bases secure timber posts to concrete, while providing a 25mm standoff height to help prevent rot from standing water and ground moisture
  • All hardware has been structural strength tested and approved, and can be used to resist wind or seismic loads
  • Black Double-Barrier Coating offers premium look while providing a medium level of corrosion protection for many outdoor applications
  • Patent hex-head washer design facilitates easy installation
Installation
  • Use all specified fasteners 
Applications
  • Pergolas
  • Patios
  • Arbours, Garden Gazebos, Garden Arches, Trellis
  • Outdoor Living, Outdoor Structures, Outdoor Decks
Approvals
  • IAPMO-UES ER-192
  • IAPMO-UES ER-280
  • FL13975-R5
  • FL10865-R4
Model No. Table

Technical Data - Post Bases

 

Model No.

Dimensions (mm)

Fasteners Qty

Design Capacity (kN)

Box Qty

L

W

H

Column

Anchor Dia. (mm)

Australia

New Zealand

Uplift (k1=1.14)

Download (k1=0.69)

Uplift (k1=1.0)

Download (k1=0.8)

APB44

76

90

178

4

16

4.4

38.2

4.4

31.5

8

APB66

127

140

191

4

16

5.0

62.9

2.5

51.8

6

  1. Design Capacity is the lesser of (1) the Characteristic Capacity multiplied by the Australian Capacity Factor, or the NZ Strength Reduction Factor (φ), and applicable the k modification factors following AS 1720.1 and NZS 3603 and (2) the Serviceability Capacity which is the load at 3.2mm joint slip. Design Capacity is the minimum of test data and structural joint calculation.
  2. For Australia, the Capacity Factor (φ) is 0.85 for nails and screws for structural joints in a Category 1 application. Reduce tabulated values where other Category applications govern. For NZ, the Strength Reduction Factor (φ) is 0.80 for nails and screws in lateral loading.
  3. Duration of Load Factor (k1) is as shown. Reduce Duration of Load Factor where applicable. Capacities may not be increased.
  4. Timber species for joint design is seasoned Radiata Pine, which is Australia Joint Group JD4 per AS 1720.1 Table H2.4 and New Zealand timber grade SG8.
  5. Uplift loads have been increased for wind or earthquake or seismic with no further increase allowed; reduce where others govern.
  6. Downloads may not be increased for short-term loading.
  7. Specifier to design concrete for uplift capacity.
  8. Downloads shall be reduced where limited by capacity of the post.
  9. All post fasteners are a Simpson Strong-Tie® SDWS22312DB inserted through an STN22 washer.
  10. Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and therefore are not recommended for non-top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports).

Technical Data - Deck Joist Tie

 

Model No.

Ga.

Dimensions (mm)

Design Capacity (kN) - Download

Box Qty

S

W

H

Australia

New Zealand

Floor (k1=0.69)

Floor (k1=0.8)

APDJT1.75-4

10

45

76

246

14.4

13.5

24

  1. Design Capacity is the lesser of (1) the Characteristic Capacity multiplied by the Australian Capacity Factor, or the NZ Strength Reduction Factor (φ), and applicable the k modification factors following AS 1720.1 and NZS 3603 and (2) the Serviceability Capacity which is the load at 3.2mm joint slip. Design Capacity is the minimum of test data and structural joint calculation
  2. For Australia, the Capacity Factor (φ) is 0.85 for nails and screws for structural joints in a Category 1 application. Reduce tabulated values where other Category applications govern. For NZ, the Strength Reduction Factor (φ) is 0.80 for nails and screws in lateral loading.
  3. Duration of Load Factor (k1) is as shown. Reduce Duration of Load Factor where applicable. Capacities may not be increased.
  4. Timber species for joint design is seasoned Radiata Pine, which is Australia Joint Group JD4 per AS 1720.1 Table H2.4 and New Zealand timber grade SG8.
  5. Design capacity is for a single part.
  6. Joist fastener is a Simpson Strong-Tie SDWS22512DB inserted through an STN22 washer.
  7. Post fastener is a Simpson Strong-Tie SDWS22312DB inserted through an STN22 washer.

Technical Data - Strap Ties

 

Model No.

Dimensions (mm)

Fasteners Qty

Design Capacity (kN)

Box Qty

W

L

H

Column

Beam

Australia

New Zealand

Uplift (k1=1.14)

F1 (k1=1.14)

Uplift (k1=1.0)

F1 (k1=1.0)

APL4

76

210

210

2

4

5.7

3.0

5.7

3.0

8

APL6

127

286

286

4

6

8.6

6.0

8.6

6.0

APT4

76

343

210

2

4

5.9

4.5

5.9

4.5

APT6

127

445

286

4

8

12.9

6.3

10.8

6.3

  1. Design Capacity is the lesser of (1) the Characteristic Capacity multiplied by the Australian Capacity Factor, or the NZ Strength Reduction Factor (φ), and applicable the k modification factors following AS 1720.1 and NZS 3603 and (2) the Serviceability Capacity which is the load at 3.2mm joint slip. Design Capacity is the minimum of test data and structural joint calculation
  2. For Australia, the Capacity Factor (φ) is 0.85 for nails and screws for structural joints in a Category 1 application. Reduce tabulated values where other Category applications govern. For NZ, the Strength Reduction Factor (φ) is 0.80 for nails and screws in lateral loading.
  3. Duration of Load Factor (k1) is as shown. Reduce Duration of Load Factor where applicable. Capacities may not be increased.
  4. Timber species for joint design is seasoned Radiata Pine, which is Australia Joint Group JD4 per AS 1720.1 Table H2.4 and New Zealand timber grade SG8.
  5. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or seismic loads with no further increase allowed.
  6. Connectors must be installed in pairs. Allowable loads do not apply to single parts.
  7. All fasteners are a Simpson Strong-Tie® SDWS22312DB inserted through an STN22 washer.
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Unmatched Quality from the Truss to the Foundation

With nearly 60 years of field and R&D experience, Simpson Strong-Tie® timber connectors are manufactured to the industry's highest standards. From framing angles to straps to heavy-duty joist hangers, we offer the most diverse product line so that you have the right product for the job.

Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors offer unmatched quality with laboratory and field testing, and are backed by our uncompromising commitment to customer service. As the company that built the connector industry, you can count on Simpson Strong-Tie® to work closely with builders, engineers and building officials to deliver innovative, building code-compliant solutions to help build safer, stronger structures economically. Download the Timber Connectors NZS 3604 Catalogue.

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From straps and ties to joist hangers and much more, Simpson Strong-Tie® structural connectors increase the strength and safety of timber-frame structures. Each connector is unique to Simpson Strong-Tie and is designed for specific applications without the need to adapt metal plating to suit a connection. Download the Timber Construction Connectors Catalogue.

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