Kōrero: Building materials

Nail plates

Nail plates

Nail plates are flat strips of galvanised steel which have been punched to create multiple small prongs on one side. These are hammered into the surface of adjacent pieces of timber to hold them together. They are widely used in framed structures and in the prefabrication of structural elements such as trusses.

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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Ironmongery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/25134/nail-plates (accessed 18 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Jeremy Salmond, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010