Helifix TurboFast is a versatile multi-purpose headless fixing, with great holding power, for securing timber or MDF to bricks, blocks and concrete.
Helifix TurboFast fixings have good edge distance characteristics with little tendency to split timber. In line with normal nailing practice, fixings should be kept away from edges and inserted not less than 30mm from ends. For a sound fix, timber should not be less than 19mm thick.
In line with good carpentry practice, we recommend that the fixings are never more than 600mm apart.
Where required, e.g. skirting boards prior to decoration, TurboFasts may be countersunk using a conventional nail punch.
Helifix TurboFast fixings can be driven directly through softwood and MDF but a small pilot hole may be necessary through hardwood and thicker softwood.
TurboFasts can be driven directly into aircrete and most light aggregate material but pilot holes must be drilled into hard masonry including brick, stone and concrete.
|Application||Max.Min. Substrate||Fixing Diameter|
|Spacing||Penetration||mm||Max. Pilot ø|
|Lightweight non-structural fixing, e.g. skirtings, rails wood trims, vertical battens for dry linings||600mm||50-75mm||6 or 8||4 or 6|
|Door frames & linings, gateposts, vertical battens for small shelf or radiator brackets||400mm||75-100mm||8||6|
|Lightweight structural fixing, e.g vertical battens to support kitchen cupboards, heavy shelving||250mm (1 fixing per 20kg of weight to be carried)||75-100mm||8||6|
|For external horizontal battens to support vertical tiling||Contact Helifix for details|