BAT-U-Nail is a plate system which enables timber structures to be made on site or in the builders workshop, since it is nailed by hand. Design Features • Manufactured from 0.9mm pre-galvanized mild steel to BS EN 10346: 2009 : DX51D + Z275. • Widths: 76, 114 and 152mm • Lengths: 51, 100, 152, 203, 254, 305 and 354mm. • Various quantities per box. Ref. eg. BP7651.
Installation Requirements BAT-U-Nail plates are to be fixed on both sides of the timber. Fixing: use BAT 3.75 x 30mm long square twisted sherardised nails. Loading in the direction of the plate stiffening ribs. 345 N/nail (parallel to timber grain). 145 N/nail (perpendicular to timber grain). Plate compression value 40 N/mm width of plate. To calculate capacity of connections, the lesser of anchorage, plate compression and tension should be taken. Fix in accordance with BS 5268 : Part 2