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Whether a grid ceiling is large, heavy or high, the need for effective back bracing is extremely important. The need to provide a tested and consistent bracing solution is essential. Gridlok provides consistent performance, every time. The patented Gridlok connection saddle provides a solid bond to the two-way grid. It also features the ability to rotate the brace footprint through 360° meaning service clashes are easily avoided. Download the specification sheet and work with Gridlok and a seismic ceiling designer to produce a quality finish.

Key Features
  • Provides defined capacity for every brace
  • Provides consistency of installation
  • Ensures validity of ceiling installers PS3
  • Tested under ULS and SLS loads to ensure longevity of performance
  • Patented connection saddle applicable to all ceiling main runners
  • Allows for 64mm and 92mm steel stud to be used as bracing
  • Minimises plenum footprint to reduce service clashes
  • Allows rotation of bracing footprint to minimise service clashes
  • Employs .64 BMT, .75 BMT or 1.15 BMT steel stud to minimise waste on site
Scope of Use
  • For interior application only 
  • Must be installed in accordance with manufacturers specification and within the parameters of AS/NZS1170.5 AS/NZS4219 AS/ NZS2785
  • Construction outside of available information will require consultation and approval
  • Architect and/or Structural engineer plus relevant regulatory bodies must approve variations of installation
Limitations on Use
  • Structural engineer and regulatory body must seismically approve configurations outside of specifications
  • The unit and/or bracing material must not be used as an anchor point or fixing point by associated trades
  • All Gridlok units and bracing must be checked after seismic event for signs of wear
  • Gridlok is not intended to replace ceiling suspension wires, which must be installed as per manufacturers specification
  • The unit must not be deformed or altered in any way. Tenancy changes requiring new ceiling installation requires new Gridlok units to be installed
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Complies with AS/NZS 2785
  • Complies with AS/NZS 1170.5
  • Complies with AS/NZS 4219
  • Complies with AS/NZS 4600
  • Complies with NZ Building Code Clause B1 – Structure
  • Contributes to compliance with NZ Building Code Clause F6 – Visibility in Escape Routes, Clause D1 – Access Routes
In-Service History

Gridlok has been on the market since May 2016.

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