Lindapter extend product range with the Type SM Decking Fixing.

Lindapter extend product range with the Type SM Decking Fixing.

The Type SM is the first and only zero-impact fixing developed to enable building services to be suspended from SigDeck100 decking profile manufactured by Sigmat.

This innovative method offers the contractor real efficiency gains because it can be installed on-site in a matter of seconds without the need for specialised labour, pricey equipment, or electricity. With the addition of this new fixing, customers now have access to a broader selection of high-quality Decking Fixing products.

Lindapter’s high-quality, cost-effective fixings for securing building services are designed to fit inside the dovetail re-entrant channels of the composite decking profile completely removing the need to drill through the deck into the concrete above which can be hazardous.

According to HSE who commissioned the research, high concentrations of silica-containing dust can be produced when drilling into concrete without adequate dust controls. Silicosis is a serious lung disease characterised by scarring and stiffening of the lungs, kidney disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; it is caused by breathing in dust that is 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. More than 500 construction workers die every year from inhaling silica dust. More information can be found here.

In contrast to drilling or shot firing methods, Lindapter’s fixing method offers multiple safety benefits including, eliminating silica dust exposure for the operative and preserving the fire integrity of the decking profile. Another important advantage is that the strength of the decking profile is preserved, and delamination is avoided (separating the steel from the concrete).

The wedge and locking plate made of pressed steel has been developed with a Bright Zinc Plated (BZP) finish to protect against corrosion and oxidation. To keep the wedge from rotating after installation, the locking plate is designed to fit over the wedge.

With a reassuring safety factor of 3:1, the Type SM has a capacity of 1.00kN per fixing and holds building services equipment securely thanks to Lindapter’s independently approved safe working loads and stringent quality procedures.

With a reputation synonymous with safety and reliability, Lindapter’s new product is CE Marked, verifying that the product performance has been independently evaluated and certified to satisfy internationally and domestically recognised standards. This adds another layer of reassurance for Engineers, Specifiers, and Contractors.

Key Benefits

• Quick and easy to install
• Adjustable for precise alignment
• Zero-impact installation
• No damage to the decking
• No drilling so no exposure to silica dust
• No specialist labour or tools are required

The Type SM is available from Lindapter’s extensive distributor network.

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