To the top

New Zealand International

Product Tabs

Product Details
Wall Brace Tensioner
Wall Brace Tensioner
Wall Brace Tensioner Illustration
Wall Brace Tensioner Illustration

The WBT Wall Brace Tensioner is an easy‑to‑use wall strap‑brace tensioner that takes the slack out of strap bracing, saving time over other methods. With the ability to pull as much as 20mm of slack out of a single strap, the WBT can play an important role in reducing deflection in braced wall panels. It resists tension loads only and should be used in pairs (one for each strap when in X‑brace configuration). 

 

Material

Carbon Steel 3.0mm thick

Finish

Z275 Galvanised

Features & Benefits
  • Compatible with Simpson Strong-Tie's CS Coiled Straps
  • Can be used on bracing up to 32mm wide
  • Includes tensioning bridge, bolt and nut
Installation
  • Place WBT near centre of diagonal wall brace
  • Install bolt through strap and WBT with nut facing towards the wall cavity
  • Tightening the nut requires 10mm hex head deep socket setter. Tighten until the slack is taken out of the strap
Model No. Table

Model No.

Dimensions (mm)

W

B

H

S/WBT32

32

70

30

 

CS Technical Data

Model No.

Total Length (m)

Thickness (mm)

Fasteners
(No. – Length x Dia., mm)

End Length (mm)

Design Tension Capacity (kN)
k1 = 1.0

CS18

61

1.3

16 – 75 x 3.75

229

7.12

CS18S

30

18 – 38 x 3.32

4.68

CS20

76

1.0

12 – 75 x 3.75

153

5.28

14 – 38 x 3.32

3.60

  1. Design Capacity is the minimum of the steel strap design tensile capacity calculated in accordance with AS/ NZS 4600 and the structural joint design capacity using the applicable the k modification factors following NZS 3603.
  2. The Strength Reduction Factor φ) is 0.80 for nails 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 New Zealand Joint Group J5 per NZS 3603 Table 4.1.
  5. Use half of the required nails in each member being connected to achieve the listed loads.
  6. Calculate the connector value for a reduced number of nails as follows: Design capacities = (No. of nails used)/ (No. of nails in table) X table load
  7. Tension loads apply for uplift when installed vertically.
 
Brochures & Catalogues
Technical Data & Docs

Technical Data Sheets

PDF icon Technical Data Sheet - WBT

Warranty

Warranty

CAD Library
Masterspec
Request a Demo

Request a Demo/Sample

Experience the innovation design of Simpson Strong-Tie's products and how we can help you build safer, stronger structures. Please fill out your details and submit the form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule a time to talk and give you a personal demo of Simpson Strong-Tie products.

Request a Demo/Sample

Experience the innovation design of Simpson Strong-Tie's products and how we can help you build safer, stronger structures. Please fill out your details and submit the form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule a time to talk and give you a personal demo of Simpson Strong-Tie products.

Structural Connections

 

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.

Timber Connectors

From testing to service to availability, everything we do is engineered to ensure your project's success. With every product, you know you are getting the quality, value, service and on-time delivery that we have built our reputation on for the past 60 years.

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.

Steel Frame Connectors

From fully tested and engineered connectors and clips Simpson Strong-Tie® provides comprehensive structural solutions for cold-formed steel construction. From steel-to-steel connections to full-scale lateral solutions and curtain wall connectors, we remain committed to developing new technology that helps to advance the cold-formed steel industry.

Find out how Simpson Strong-Tie timber connectors can help you build the right way every day. Download the Cold-Fromed Steel Construction Connectors Catalogue.