Decking

QUATRO 65 | Hidden deck, panel and board connector incl. 500 CS-screws

The QUATRO 65 is a connector for decking boards and wall panels. It is mounted easily and is non-visible from the first board up to the last. As a result, the connector offers a perfect appearance and high level of security.

QUATRO 65 is easy to handle for professionals, as well as for DIY home improvements. It can be pre-mounted and the boards or panels are quickly fastened on-site using the connector system.

The greatest benefit of this connector is that it allows the natural movement of the wood. Rainwater is diverted, and as a result the durability of the coating and construction is extended.

The QUATRO 65 is fastened on the bottom side of the boards or panels. The elements are then screwed onto the joists. In case of very hard wood, the screw holes should be pre-drilled.

The mounting template enables an even and precise adjustment of the width of the joint. The proper spacing can also be adjusted using the measured grooves.

  • Concealed from the first board to the last
  • Constructive wood protection against moisture
  • Allows expansion and contraction of wood boards
  • Optimal rear ventilation through spacing
  • Can be used for timber facades and formwork, for which rear ventilation has been implemented
  • Easy installation with mounting templates
  • UV and weather-resistant fiberglass reinforced plastic.

Tips:

  • Even the best connecting system cannot offset poor quality of some timber. Please ensure that the timber is dry; particularly, avoid timber from the core and spiral-grained boards.
  • Recommended length of the boards: maximum 3 m (9.8 ft.).
  • Recommended for spacing no smaller than 7 mm between the boards and the joists
  • You may pre-drill, particularly with hardwoods, such as oak.
  • Follow the installation instructions of your timber supplier.

Housebuilding – international competition “Solar Decathlon Europe 2010”

Project: Prefabricated houses for the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 – 2nd place in the overall ranking (ESP)
Knapp-Connector: WALCO® V, RICON®, QUATRO 65
Builder/Project developer/Architect: TEAM IKAROS BAVARIA | FH Rosenheim, www.solar-decathlon.fh-rosenheim.de
Details: It remained exciting until the end: on the evening of the last competition day of the first international university competition “Solar Decathlon Europe 2010” on European soil, the 17 participant teams came together for the award ceremony. Richard King, the inventor of the “Solar Decathlon” in the US, welcomed the Decathletes. Then the winners were determined: Rosenheim took the second place – for the outstanding performance of the student “Team IKAROS Bavaria” of the University of Applied Sciences – University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim.
Brochure: Solar Decathlon Europe 2010

Z-DECK | Deck fastening, stainless steel

The Z-DECK is a concealed, very strong stainless steel deck connector. Mounting is made easy through screwing horizontally in the board and vertically in the construction below. Through the special shape of the Z-DECK, the connector allows the wood to shrink and swell, and fixes the boards stronger than a normal screw from above.

Tests have shown a great performance of the Z-DECK with hardwoods, as well as tropical woods. The Z-DECK connector is concealed, but every board can be removed individually.

The Z-Deck connector has a special hook that hooks into a groove on the narrow side of the board. As the connector is hooked and screwed to the narrow side of the board, the connector with the board will be screwed to the joints below. At the same time, the screw allows shrinking and swelling between 4-6 mm. The connector is hidden but each board can be removed individually.

  • Concealed from the first board to the last
  • Very robust and can be used even for beach and boat docks
  • Boards can be quickly and individually replaced
  • Optimal wood protection through self-cleaning joint design
  • More solid than visible screw connections from the top
  • Increased security against twisting of the boards
  • Connectors and screws are made of quality stainless steel
  • Exceeds the requirements of Holzforschung Austria

Tips:

  • Even the best connecting system cannot offset poor quality of some timber.
  • Please ensure that the timber is dry; particularly, avoid timber from the core and spiral-grained boards.
  • Recommended length of deck board: max. 3 meters (9.8 ft.).
  • Recommended spacing: starting at 7mm
  • Pre-drill, particularly with hardwoods, such as oak.
  • Follow the installation instructions of your timber supplier.

Eb-Ty® LC | Deck fastening, plastic

Eb-Ty® is used for deck boards and panels, indoor and outdoor, as well as wood facades and formwork where ventilation is necessary.

The “fish-belly” shaped one-piece connector is secured with a CS-stainless steel screw. The integrated spacer provides wide joints for uniform 6.5mm and can compensate up to 4mm swelling and shrinkage.

  • Concealed mounting
  • Quality stainless steel CS-screws
  • Efficient, quick and easy mounting
  • Allows shrinking and swelling
  • For 6.5mm of spacing
  • UV and weather-resistant plastic

Tips:

  • Even the best connecting system cannot offset poor quality of some timber.
  • Please ensure that the timber is dry; particularly, avoid timber from the core and spiral-grained boards.
  • Recommended length of deck board: max. 3 meters (9.8 ft.).
  • Pre-drill, particularly with hardwoods, such as oak.
  • Follow the installation instructions of your timber supplier.