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Bearing Plates

Bearing Plates provide improved bearing capacity for timber top plates

Bearing Plates are manufactured from 2.0mm and 6mm galvanised steel and are:
• Quick and easy to install.
• An improvement to timber bearing capacities for heavier loads.

APPLICATIONS

2mm Bearing Plate

 

6mm Bearing Plate

LIMIT STATE DESIGN CAPACITIES

The Strength Group for SD6 - E.g. Seasoned Radiata Pine and other mixed Australian grown pine

Wall ThicknessTruss Thickness (mm)Timber Strength GroupMaximum Bearing Capacity (kN) Dead Load - 1.35DL
 Without Bearing Plate2mm Bearing Plate6mm Bearing PlateMinimum Stud Width
70 35 SD6 9.7 10.8  16.4  2/35
45 SD6 12.5  13.6 19.2  2/35
70 SD6 19.5  20.6 26.2  3/35
90 SD6 25.1  26.2 31.8  3/45
90 35 SD6 12.5 14.0  21.1  2/35
45 SD6 16.1 17.5  24.7  2/35
70 SD6 25.1 26.5  33.7  3/35
90 SD6 32.3  33.7 40.9  3/45
 

The Strength Group for SD4 - E.g. Seasoned Victorian Ash & other mixed Australian hardwood

Wall ThicknessTruss Thickness (mm)Timber Strength GroupMaximum Bearing Capacity (kN) Dead Load - 1.35DL
 Without Bearing Plate2mm Bearing Plate6mm Bearing PlateMinimum Stud Width
70 35 SD6  20.1 22.4 34.0 2/35
45 SD6  25.9 28.2  39.7 2/35
70 SD6  40.3 42.6 54.1 3/35
90 SD6  51.8 54.1  65.7  3/45
90 35 SD6  25.9 28.9  43.7  2/35
45 SD6  33.3 36.3  51.1  2/35
70 SD6  51.8 54.8  69.6  3/35
90 SD6  66.7 69.6  84.5  3/45

Note:

  • Softwood (SD6) - Max. Bearing Stress = 10MPa (1.35DL) with a Capacity Factor (ɸ) of 0.7
  • Hardwood (SD4) - Max. Bearing Stress = 17MPa (1.35DL) with a Capacity Factor (ɸ) of 0.85

DESCRIPTION AND PACKAGING

Manufactured from 2.0mm and 6.0mm Galvanised G300 Z275 Steel

DescriptionProduct CodeReference CodeCarton quantityCarton kg.
70 x 150 x 2.0 BP70150 BP070150 100 18.5
75 x 150 x 6.0 HBP75150 HBP75150 10 5.2