Introducing Continuous Walling
Typically constructed from the outside of the building continuous walling oversails the edge of the primary structure with SFS studs being fixed via cleats maximising floor area. More information can be found in our SFS Specification Manual, which is able to download at the bottom of this page.
Overview of Continuous Walling System
Our new universal cleats can be produced either 3mm or 6mm thick and 130mm or 190mm deep. The cleats are pre-punched with slots and holes to allow easy fixing to the primary structure and to the Metsec SFS studs.
The projecting cleat leg can vary from 100mm to 300mm in increments of 25mm. Slots allow the cleat to be used as a deflection cleat. Alternatively, the cleat can be fixed through the holes to act as a dead load cleat supporting the wall.
The return leg of the cleats are provided with both 9mm and 6mm holes. 9mm diameter holes allow the cleat to be fixed to concrete with 6mm concrete screw anchors, M8 resin bolts or to steel with M8 bolts. The 6mm diameter holes allow the cleat to be fixed to steel with 5.5 diameter tek screws.
A new range of Metsec cleats used to provide support to continuous wall studs, with a unique patt ern of pre-punched slots and holes which offer both deflection and solid fix.
The use of slotted angles is often advantageous where the Metsec SFS is offset from the primary structure frame by a distance which is too great for a universal cleat.