Construction Blog

Fastening advices for experts


Pitched roof or flat roof? What fastening options are available? – Solar Guidebook Part 3

Solar Guidebook

In the third part of our solar guidebook we use two installation examples to show the various options for fastening solar systems on pitched roofs and flat roofs and provide information on what needs to be taken into account.


Roof-mounted or in open spaces? What are the key points to consider? – Solar Guidebook Part 2

Solar Guidebook

In the second part of our solar guide, we look at the planning and installation of roof and ground-mounted solar in open spaces and what needs to be taken into account.


How to use solar energy sensibly – Solar Guidebook Part 1

Solar Guidebook

In the first part of our new series of solar guides, we look at how solar energy can be utilised sensibly.


How do I determine the right mounting element? – ETICS: Focus on service – Part 5

ETICS: Focus on service

In the fifth part of the guide series we present the expansion to include the field of application of mounting elements of our ETICS product configurator.


How do I determine the right anchor? – ETICS: Focus on service – Part 4

ETICS: Focus on service

In part 4 of our ETICS guidebook, we introduce you to our ETICS product configurator and show you how to use it to select the right fastener for you.


Why do I need a preliminary design? – ETICS: Focus on service Part 3

ETICS: Focus on service

In the third part of our ETICS guidebook "Focus on service", we explain what is meant by a preliminary design and what needs to be taken into account.


What must be taken into account with reveal beads with mesh? – ETICS: Focus on service Part 2

ETICS: Focus on service

The second part of our ETICS guide series "Focus on service" therefore deals with the installation of adhesive profiles and what needs to be considered in advance.


What is an anchor pull-out test for? – ETICS: Focus on service Part 1

ETICS: Focus on service

Our new series "Focus on service" presents a range of services and tools for safe and targeted planning and preparation of a wide variety of measures relating to the ETIC system. The first topic is the anchor pull-out test.


Unrestrained fastening – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 7

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

The 7th and last part of our guidebook on rear-ventilated facades deals now with the unrestrained fastening of cladding panels.


The right selection of substructure – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 6

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

In the 6th part of our guidebook we focus on the selection of the right material for the substructure and the formation of fixed and sliding points.


Mounting through bolts – How to avoid installation faults

Fastening advices

In our article we take a look at the special features and functionality of through bolts and offer valuable tips on how to install them correctly.


Anchoring with through bolts and injection systems – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 5

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

The fifth part of our guidebook on rear-ventilated facades deals with the use of through bolts and presents the possibility of anchoring by means of an injection system.


Correctly inserting plastic facade anchors – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 4

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

The fourth part of our guidebook on rear-ventilated facades deals with the correct selection and installation of plastic facade anchors.


Heavy and safety-relevant attachments – ETICS Expert tips Part 4

ETICS Expert tips

The fourth part explains the requirements for fastening heavy and/or safety-relevant attachments to ETICS facades.


Single or multiple fastening of non-load-bearing systems – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 3

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

The third part addresses the properties and special features of a single or multiple fastening of non-load-bearing systems, which also includes the rear-ventilated facade.

Befestigung leichter bis mittelschwerer Anbauteile

Lightweight to medium-weight attachments – ETICS Expert tips Part 3

ETICS Expert tips

In the third part of our ETICS Expert tips we deal with lightweight and medium-weight attachments.


Above-rafter insulation – determining the right screw

Fastening advices

What should be considered about above-rafter insulation with regard to screw selection and what errors can be effectively avoided here?


Embedment mechanisms at a glance – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 2

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

In the second part of the Guidebook, we take a closer look at the different embedment mechanism of rear-ventilated facades.


Plaster connections to windows – ETICS Expert tips Part 2

ETICS Expert tips

In the second part of the ETICS Expert tips you will learn what the new requirements are for plaster connections to windows.


Design and advantages – Rear-Ventilated Facades Guidebook Part 1

Rear-ventilated facades Guidebook

The first part of our new guidebook on the subject of "Rear-Ventilated Facades" describes the design and advantages of this special type of facade.


How to prevent anchor marks – ETICS Expert tips Part 1

ETICS Expert tips

In the first part of ETICS expert tips, you will learn what anchor marks are and how you prevent on the facade.

Technical rules for flat roofs – Flat Roof Guidebook Part 6

Flat Roof Guidebook

This sixth and final part of our flat roof guidebook discusses the technical rules for flat roofs, choosing right type and number of fasteners as well as the issue of corrosion.


Calculation of wind load – Flat Roof Guidebook Part 5

Flat Roof Guidebook

The current edition of our guide will deal with the wind load performance in detail and show which information is absolutely necessary for performance.


The wind uplift test – Flat Roof Guidebook Part 4

Flat Roof Guidebook

In part four, you will learn that the results of a wind uplift test can be valuable information for the creation of an initial sizing. But what does it mean and what information can it provide?


Basic concepts of initial sizing – Flat Roof Guidebook Part 3

Flat Roof Guidebook

In the third part we deal with the topic of initial sizing. Which influencing factors play a role in the quantitative analysis, and which parameters are required to create the initial sizing?


Types of anchoring with roofing membranes – Flat Roof Guidebook Part 2

Flat Roof Guidebook

This second part will address the different types of anchoring with roofing membranes.


Planning basics – Flat Roof Guidebook Part 1

Flat Roof Guidebook

In the first part of our new guide, learn everything about the basics of planning a flat roof. What is the difference between a flat roof and a pitched roof?


Avoid assembly errors with self-drilling screws – Self-drilling screws Guidebook Part 5

Self-drilling screws Guidebook

The fifth part of the self-drilling screws guide is now devoted to avoiding damages that can occur due to improper assembly.


Edge distances of self-drilling screws and self-tapping screws – Self-drilling screws Guidebook Part 4

Self-drilling screws Guidebook

The fourth part now deals with the edge distances to be observed when using self-drilling screws and thread-forming screws in timber, steel and aluminum parts.


Production of self-drilling screws – Self-drilling screws Guidebook Part 3

Self-drilling screws Guidebook

In this part we would like to show you the basic procedures for screw manufacturing, take you on a journey into the production of EJOT and introduce you to the individual production phases.


Head styles and types of drives – Self-drilling screws Guidebook Part 2

Self-drilling screws Guidebook

In addition to functionality, optics also play a role for the screw heads. In the following, we will therefore take a closer look at the most common head styles and drives for self-drilling screws.


Types of screws – Self-drilling screws Guidebook Part 1

Self-drilling screws Guidebook

In the first part of our guide to self-drilling screws we will give you a general overview of the different screw types and you will learn more about the respective special features.


Assessment of the corrosion environment – Corrosion Guidebook Part 3

Corrosion Guidebook

In this part we will look at the assessment of the corrosion environment and explain the corrosivity categories and corrosion resistance classes.


Corrosion protection – Corrosion Guidebook Part 2

Corrosion Guidebook

The second article will talk about the possibilities of preventing corrosion damage. Corrosion protection includes all measures that help to avoid corrosion damage to metallic components.


Types of corrosion – Corrosion Guidebook Part 1

Corrosion Guidebook

The first part of the corrosion guide gives you a general overview of corrosion and the most common types of corrosion on screw connections in the construction sector.


Avoid assembly errors – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 7

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

As an amendment to the list of the different types of assembly, the focus here is on processing faults and we will talk in particular on avoiding these processing faults during assembly.


Types of assembly – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 6

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

In the sixth article of our guide on heavy-duty anchoring, we show which types of installation play a role in heavy-duty anchoring and how they work.


Corrosion – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 5

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

In the fifth article of our guidebook on the topic of heavy-duty anchoring, we show that in addition to loads, there are other external influences that play a major role in the choice of fastener, including corrosion.


Load carrying ability – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 4

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

The fourth part of the heavy-duty anchor guide deals with external influences in the form of loads.


Anchor function principles – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 3

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

The third part of the heavy-duty anchor guide focuses on the anchoring methods. We shed light on the function principles and fastening elements and their advantages and disadvantages.


Cracked concrete – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 2

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

In the second part of our heavy-duty anchor guide, we will deal with the “cracked concrete” substrate in detail, and show the requirements of this building material for the anchoring elements.


Fasteners and base material – Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook Part 1

Heavy-duty anchor Guidebook

In addition to the own weight of the system to be fastened and the loads to be applied, the base material is one of the most important factors in determining the suitable fastener. In this article ...

What is ... the clamp thickness?

Engineering ABC

What is clamp thickness and how is it calculated for self-drilling screws?

The anchor primer – facade anchors for timber and metal attachments

Engineering ABC

For the structural fastening of facade substructures, there are various types of facade anchors. Generally, the specifier decides which facade anchors are to be used. Nevertheless...

What is ... the drilling performance?

Engineering ABC

The drilling performance of a screw refers to the drill point and defines the maximum thickness of components which can be penetrated with this drill point.

lackierte Schrauben

The colourful world of fasteners

Engineering ABC

In industrial lightweight construction the buildings are not only erected as pure functional structures anymore. More and more builders opt for an architecturally sophisticated design of production sites, sales halls or high rack warehouses.