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Part 1: Select a fixing suitable for the building material

The most important factor influencing the choice of the right fixing is the fixing base, i.e. the material used for the ceiling, wall, floor or other fixing base. The most common building materials used in Finland are:

ConcreteConcrete
The world’s most common building material used primarily in industrial construction due to its high compression strength. In house building, the most common structural components are foundations, load-bearing structures, intermediate floors and prefabricated staircases.

Solid brickSolid brick
A very common building material used primarily in masonry structures. Used primarily in facades in the construction of small buildings and as building material for compartmentation structures in industrial construction.

Hollow brick

Perforated brick
A very common building material used primarily in masonry structures. Used primarily in facades, as the building material for compartmentation structures and in places where the material is required to have some degree of thermal insulation capability.

Natural stoneNatural stone
Used primarily as a surface material in construction, such as in facades and stairs.  Due to its brittleness, natural stone cracks easily.

Aerated concreteLight concrete
A fairly common building material in all construction due to its light weight and adaptability; brands include Siporex. Light concrete is used primarily as compartmentation structures, but also as load-bearing structures.

Expanded clayLightweight aggregate concrete
A common material in the construction of small buildings; brands include Leca®. Lightweight aggregate concrete blocks are used especially in foundations and load-bearing structures.

Building boardsBuilding boards
Thin-walled building boards are extremely common in all construction, usually as the surface material of structures. Building boards include gypsum boards and fibre reinforced gypsum panels, wood fibre boards, plywood boards, particle boards and various decorative panels. The strength and properties of the boards vary greatly. The strength of the board surface and installation point of the fixing are also influenced by the timber or metal structures behind the board surface, such as battens.Valitse rakennusmateriaalille sopiva kiinnike!

 

 

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Part 1: Select a fixing suitable for the building material

The most important factor influencing the choice of the …

Part 2: Always select a fixing suitable for the corrosion conditions

Corrosion refers to the change and breakdown of metal …

Part 3: Always comply with the fixing-specific permissible loads

Two factors must be taken into consideration in specifying …

Part 4: Load types

Depending on the point of use, installations may be …

Part 5: Be careful when fixing close to the edge of the fixing base

The functioning of several fixing types is based on …

Part 6: Cracked or non-cracked concrete?

Concrete is used in construction both unreinforced and reinforced. …

Part 7: Fixing installation methods

1. Pre-installation Pre-installation is the most common installation method …

Part 9: A reliable fixing requires a drill hole of the right size!

THE BUILDING MATERIAL FUNCTIONING AS THE INSTALLATION BASE DETERMINES …

Part 10: Fixing installation depth

The basic rule is that the deeper you install …

Part 11: Tightening a fixing is a matter of technique

Depending on the type, fixings are tightened manually or …

Find out the wall materials.

The  building material of the fixing base, such as …