Our standard 50 x 50 x 2mm thick angles are ideal for use as column stays in most situations, and can be cut to any length up to a maximum of 3.0m. Standard sleeve holes should be used when fixing the stay to the rail; however non-standard fixing holes can be added where necessary in order to achieve an optimum column stay angle of about 450. In situations where stays are used to restrain deep UB sections, it may be necessary to use larger angle sections.
Rails are normally fixed using self tapping screws, as shown. Where fibre cement sheeting is specified, rails should always be fixed with the external flange facing upwards, in order for the hook bolts to wrap around the inner flange.