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eCo Fasteners are timber and steel fastening devices that provide strong and rigid connections to any building structured in which they are applied. The use of the appropriate fastener in the correct manner not only ensures strong connections, but also the structural integrity of building.
100% compatible with Ultra Span, our light gauge steel truss system, eCo fasteners are uniquely designed, durable, and easy to use and load tested for their respective application.
Available in over 800 hardware stores nationwide and used by over 160 licenced MiTek fabricators, eCo fasteners are ideal for South African conditions but are also extensively used in other parts of the world.
Accompanied by technical specifications and backup support from our dedicated teams of experienced professionals, users will find these fasteners offer multiple solutions and produce the safest connections of any building systems.
eCo Fasteners are the recommended roof truss products and set the benchmark in timber and steel construction.
eCo Truss Hangers
eCo Truss Hangers provide a secure means of support for the connection of beams, joists or trusses to other components.
Whether you require a mini Hanger for a light load or a 76mm hanger for a heavily load joist or truss , you will feel safe knowing that all of MiTek's Truss Hangers have been individually tested and manufactured under ISO9001:2008 guidelines.
Available in 1.00mm, 1.2mm and 1.6mm steel thickness, we will have a hanger that suits your design needs.
All eCo Truss Hangers are easily fixed to other components using Permfix nails, bolts or a combination of both.
To conform to CPA requirements, look out for the maximum design load, it is embossed on the bottom of the hanger.
Please see our download section for a catalogue of hangers and design values.
eCo Heavy duty type H cleats are designed to ensure sound connections at truss and girder intersections.
These Cleats can be specified in a variety of different configurations to suit different loads and structural arrangements.
Three alternative vertical flanges types cater for either 5, 8 or 12 M12 bolts .
Base plates are designed to cater for multiple incoming trusses
Please see our download section for a catalogue of cleats and design values
Bolts, Washers and Nails
MiTek carry a large range of black or galvanized bolts to be able to facilitate connections between timber to timber or steel to timber.
Ranging from 65mm to 180mm, we cater for single ply to quadruple ply girders.
Washers are supplied in either 36mm square or 40mm round galvalnised material and are 4mm thick.
All of our nails are ring shanked and are distek coated for additional rust protection.
eCo Permfix nails are available in 35x3.15mm or 60x4mm sizes.
Please remember that all our hangers achieve better design values when eCo Permfix nails are used
eCo speedbrace is a pre-punched galvanised shallow 'V' profile galvanised metal tension bracing strip designed to brace top chords, bottom chords and webs.The bracing and connection details are designed to provide equivalent bracing and stiffening properties to timber bracing.
eCo speedbrace is lightweight and easily fixed to the top of rafter or bottom chords using eCo Permfix nails. eCo speedbrace is available in 3.6m Lengths.
eCo Bracing Strap is a perforated galvanised steel strip 25mm x 1,0mm which is used extensively for cross bracing frames or bracing roof trusses during erection. Tensioners are used with bracing strap to achieve maximum tension after fixing. eCo Bracing Strap is available in 10m and 30m rolls.
Please refer to the downloads section for a copy of our bracing manual
eCo Multi Purpose Brackets
eCo Multi Purpose Brackets are suitable for a variety of connections, both structural and non-structural.
Manufactured from 2.5mm galvanized steel it provides a wide range of applications for the DIY person and builder.
eCo Purlin, Hurricane and Trip-L-Grip Clips
eCo Purlin Clips provide a solution for purlin to rafter connections under normal wind conditions. A single purlin clip is required per connection except at the apex, eaves and gables, where a pair of purlin clips must be used.
eCo Hurricane Clips provide a solution for purlin to rafter connections under high wind conditions. A single Hurricane Clip is required per connection except at the apex, eaves and gables, where a pair of Hurricane Clips must be used.
eCo Hurricane and Purlin Clips are attached using eCo Permfix nails.
eCo Trip-L-Grip has been developed as an economical connecting unit to simplify structural jointing in timber roof, wall, ceiling and floor framing. Trip-L-Grips are pre-bent for fast application.