Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 106

New Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors Catalogue The 2017 edition of Simpson Strong-Tie’s flagship catalogue is here. Alongside the UK’s largest range of connectors for timber and masonry construction, sit over a dozen new products and several range extensions, including: t t t t t Post Bases I-Joist hangers Angle Brackets Structural screws Masonry Ties The catalogue is also brimming with: t Installation advice t Performance characteristics and safe working loads Sales Director, Jon Head explains: “It’s been a busy time for Simpson Strong-Tie, with all new ranges for Light Gauge Steel and CLT construction, as well as our significantly expanded nails and screws ranges. We’ve really pushed the boat out to increase our core range though, which, coupled with our rapid made-to-order service, we really can say that if we don’t have it – you don’t need it.” The latest version 'Connectors for Timber and Masonry Construction' is available from Simpson Strong-Tie on request and can be downloaded at MEDITE SMARTPLY LAUNCHES NEW AUGMENTED REALITY APP MEDITE SMARTPLY, producers of innovative timber panel products, has launched a interesting new app for its SMARTPLY product range. The ‘SMARTPLY AR’ app, which is live on iOS and Android, features a ‘Product Data Tool’ providing a comprehensive breakdown of the entire SMARTPLY product range. The tool includes detailed information that is broken down into easy to digest sections, making it ideal for reading on the go and a useful companion when selling, specifying or using SMARTPLY products. In addition to the Product Data Tool, the app also includes a ‘Forest to Factory’ feature, a 3D augmented reality, step by step walk through the company’s manufacturing process. The visualisation takes you all the way through the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw material from the company owned forests, right through to the products being loaded onto a lorry and being delivered to the customer. “Our new SMARTPLY manufacturing facility and our sustainable supply chain are things we are extremely proud of”, says Stuart Devoil, Head of Marketing and Brand at MEDITE SMARTPLY, “It’s great for our audience to now be able to see exactly how much goes into producing our products to such a high standard. Seeing the procedure so clearly documented provides the chance to see exactly how we operate and really brings the process to life. “The app also doubles as a handy SMARTPLY pocket product library on your phone that shows users the benefits, features and proper handling instructions for the entire SMARTPLY product range.” The app is available to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play now. Simply search for ‘SMARTPLY AR’, then use the infographic here or download and print a copy from the ‘downloads’ section of the website or click here. Crowned Treated Wood Trader of the Year 2017 All Rounders M&M Timber on Cloud Nine After Prestigious Award M&M Timber is celebrating success after being crowned ‘Treated Wood Trader of the Year’ in the 2017 Wood Protection Association (WPA) Awards. On Wednesday 5th April, the M&M Timber team attended the WPA Awards at the Marriot Breadsall Priory Hotel, Derby, where they were finalists for both Preservative Treated Wood Project of the Year and Treated Wood Trader of the Year. The team were ecstatic to come away winning the prestigious title of Treated Wood Trader of the Year – a great accolade to their name. Based near Clows Top, Worcestershire, M&M Timber is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of machine rounded timber products and are highly regarded by landscaping professionals right across the country. In winning the award the business was recognised for its innovation in product development and forward-thinking investment for both the future sustainability of the M&M Timber business and the wider treated