Universal Grip



Universal connecting ancillary used to simplify structural joining in timber roof, wall, ceiling and floor framing.

Pre-punched and formed galvanised steel timber connectors ideal for:

  • Tying down trusses for structures located in an area of relatively low wind loading.
  • Suitable for connecting studs to wall plates, timber braces to roof trusses or for face fixing beams.
  • Joining timber components rapidly and efficiently.


Option A

Jack fly overs to truncated truss

Ceiling joist to hanging beam

Studs to bottom plates

Truss to top plate

Joint Group Tie down capacity (kN) per Multi Grip
Dead Load + Wind Load
J2 4.3
J3 3.1
J4 2.2
JD3 4.3
JD4 3.1
JD5 2.5

NOTE: The capacities are derived from AS1720-2010 and are for uplift in houses where failure is unlikely to affect an area greater than 25m2. For primary elements in structures other than houses or elements in a house for which failure would be greater than 25m2 these capacities must be multiplied by 0.94. For primary joints in essential services or post disaster buildings multiply by 0.88. The capacities are for structural joints for houses for which failure would be unlikely to affect a plan area greater than 25m2.
For 2/Universal Grips the table values can be doubled.

Option B

Joint Group Capacity (kN) per Universal Grip
Dead Load Dead load +
Floor LL
Dead Load +
Roof LL
Dead Load +
Wind Load
J2 2.2 2.7 3.0 5.4
J3 1.6 2.0 2.1 3.8
J4 1.1 1.3 1.5 2.7
JD3 2.2 2.7 3.0 5.4
JD4 1.6 2.0 2.1 3.8
JD5 1.3 1.6 1.7 3.2


Universal Grips should be secured with at least 10/30mm x 2.8Ø Multinail nails. You can bend the bottom legs to suit a variety of applications as shown in Option A.


Manufactured from 1.0mm Galvanised G300 Z275 Steel

Product Code Carton Quantity Carton Kg.
TA908 100 5.4
TA008 300 14.5
TA008W 9600 518
30mm x 2.8Ø Multinail Nails (TA302)

Personalised. Local. Progressive.