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Carbon steel self-drilling fasteners for roofing and cladding (1.2–3 mm).

Features and benefits:

  • High quality carbon steel with SAE1022 hardened case.
  • Good drilling and tapping performance.
  • Optimised thread design to prevent fastener unwinding.
  • Wings drill clearance holes in sheeting to allow for thermal movement.
  • Comes with folded copper washer (FCW) for weather sealing.
  • Manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Quality and Management Systems.

Applications:

For mechanically fixing 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 or Class 3 to BS 5250.
  • Buildings with an internal temperature range of -45°C to 50°C.

To be fixed with Fixfast YellowDrive.

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

Standard product features

Material:

Steel SAE1022 case, hardened.

Coating:

Multiple layer, organic.

Head type:

Hexagon, 8 mm.

Drilling capacity:

1.2–3 mm (steel).

Minimum penetration (light steel purlins):

18 mm (through underside).

Build up:

44–92 mm.

Durability class:

  • Interior environments: C1 (25).
  • Semi-interior: 20.
  • Urban: C2 (12).
  • Rural: C3.
  • Industrial/ coastal: C4.
  • Marine: C5.

Technical characteristics:

- Characteristic values:

  • Pull through values (axial load resistance): 1.2 mm steel: 2.13 kN; 2 mm steel: 4.81 kN; 3 mm steel: 6.80 kN.

- Design values:

  • Pull through values (axial load resistance): 1.2 mm steel: 1.6 kN; 2 mm steel: 2.83 kN; 3 mm steel: 5.11 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® Fibre Cement Sheeting Fasteners 1.2–3 mm Steel, DF3-FCW-6.3 x 105]
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105 x 6.3 mm (l x diameter).
[DrillFast® Fibre Cement Sheeting Fasteners 1.2–3 mm Steel, DF3-FCW-6.3 x 125]
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125 x 6.3 mm (l x diameter).

Washer

[Required]
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Consult manufacturer for information.
[Not required]

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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