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Stainless steel self-drilling fasteners for steel fibre cement sheeting on roofing and cladding.

Features and benefits:

  • Grade 1.4301 (304), A2 stainless steel is used for optimum resistance to corrosion.
  • Good drilling and tapping performance.
  • Optimised thread design helps to prevent faster unwinding.
  • The wings drill a clearance hole in the sheeting to allow for movement.
  • Supplied with folded copper washer (FCW) for weather sealing.
  • Consistently high pull-out and shear performance.
  • Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Quality and Management Systems.

Applications:

Suitable for the mechanical fixing of fibre cement sheeting to light metal purlins and rails. For use in the following locations:

  • Buildings in residential and commercial settings with humidity class of Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 or Class 4 to BS 5250.
  • Buildings with an internal temperature range of -45°C to 50°C.

To be fixed with Fixfast GreenDrive (8 mm hexagon integral socket with retaining clip).

Fixfast products must be used as a complete system with tools and accessories as recommended – consult manufacturer for details.

Standard product features

Size (l x diameter):

125 x 6.3 mm.

Material:

Grade 1.4301 (304) stainless steel with carbon steel case and hardened, welded point.

Coating:

Organic.

Head type:

Hexagon, 8 mm.

Drilling capacity:

1.2–3 mm (steel).

Minimum penetration (light steel purlins):

18 mm (through underside).

Build up:

49–95 mm (with FCW washer).

Durability class:

  • Interior environments: C1 (30).
  • Semi-interior: 25.
  • Urban: C2 (25).
  • Rural: C3 (25).
  • Industrial/ coastal: C4 (15).
  • Marine: C5.

Technical characteristics:

– Characteristic values:

  • Pull out values (axial load resistance, to BS 5427): 1.2 mm steel: 1.84 kN; 2 mm steel: 3.08 kN; 3 mm steel: 5.64 kN.

– Design values:

  • Pull out values (axial load resistance, to BS 5427): 1.2 mm steel: 1.09 kN; 2 mm steel: 1.81 kN; 3 mm steel: 3.32 kN.

Other figures and specific testing are available on request - consult manufacturer for information.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-50-60/415 Self-drilling or self-tapping screws

Product specification

An important note about specifying

Manufacturer

Name:

Fixfast Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)1732 882387

Product reference

DrillFast® A2/304 Stainless Steel Fibre Cement Sheeting Fasteners, DF3-SS-FCW-6.3 x 125

Manufacturer details

Merlin House,
Seven Mile Lane,
Borough Green,
Sevenoaks,
Kent, TN15 8QY
Tel +44 (0)1732 882387
Fax +44 (0)1732 885532
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