Screw-type anchors for fixing bottom plates
- Screw-type anchors for fixing bottom plates - Codewords Issue 84
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Anchors that fix bottom plates to concrete slab-on-ground floors are an essential component of timber frame construction as they secure the upper building structure to the foundation.
They must be able to withstand forces in three directions – uplift (tension), along the wall (in-plane shear), and across the wall (out-of-plane shear).