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Tracklok Retro

Tracklok Retro is an effective way of attaching to the top of the head track to enable secure bracing. It is suitable for bringing existing fit-outs up to spec, adding value to clients' existing fit-outs while a new one is being designed, or for creating efficiencies by bracing and lining at the same time.

Key Features
  • Tested with head track and full wall construction to provide confidence
  • Provides seismic separation, preserving ceiling warranty
  • Ensures validity of installers PS3
  • Tested under ULS and SLS loads to ensure longevity of performance
  • Unique design allows for 50mm of inter-storey drift
  • Top plate pivot points allow for 90mm of in-line wall deflection
  • Unique design allows for 20mm of wall 'spring back' in ULS event
  • Unit allows a 30°-60° bracing angle to mitigate service clashes
  • Unit tested to 45° off wall axis to mitigate service clashes
  • Allows lining and bracing at the same time providing efficiencies on site
Scope of Use
  • For interior application only
  • Designed to secure standard steel, aluminium and timber partition walls and glazed walls
  • Must be installed in accordance with manufacturer's specification and within the parameters of AS/NZS1170
  • Set out sheets cover standard partitioning requirements; construction outside of available set out sheet information will require consultation and approval
  • Approved seismic fixings to be used for attachment to structure over
  • Architect and/or Structural engineer and relevant regulatory bodies must approve variations of installation
  • Bracing material must be fixed with 10-gauge drill point wafer head tech screws. Steel bracing material must be 64mm .50-.55 BMT or 92mm .50-.55 BMT
Limitations on Use
  • Not applicable for supporting walls constructed from concrete, tilt slab or block
  • 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
  • Use of this product does not increase the seismic load capacity of installed ceiling grid
  • The unit must not be deformed or altered in any way
  • Tenancy changes requiring walls to be moved require new units to be installed
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Complies to and provides compliance with AS/NZS 1170.5 and AS/NZS 4219.
  • Provides compliance with NZ Building Code:
    • Clause B1 — Structure
    • Clause B2 — Durability
    • Clause F2 — Hazardous Building Materials
  • Contributes to compliance with NZ Building Code:
    • Clause F6 — Visibility in Escape Routes
    • Clause D1 — Access Routes
  • Tracklok installation specifications were developed to perform under the seismic loads for parts specified in NZS 1170.5 Section 8, as referenced by B1/VM1 of the NZBC.
In-Service History

Tracklok Retro has been extensively used throughout New Zealand for over three years. From the rebuild of Christchurch, to updating Wellington's building stock and in the building boom in Auckland's commercial sector.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Allows for 50mm of inter-storey drift
  • Allows for 90mm of in plane movement
  • Provides 20mm of springback (pulls the wall back in line after an event)
  • Can be used in plenum spaces up to 4.0m deep
  • Separates wall system from ceiling system
  • Preserves ceiling manufacturers warranty
  • Allows ceiling installer to provide PS3
  • Can be used as part of an engineer's specific design
B1 Structure compliant
B2 Durability compliant
F2 Hazardous Building Materials compliant
Hazardous Building Materials
Data Sheet
Installation Guide
CAD/PDF Details
Tracklok Retro Deflection Head Detail
Tracklok Retro Door Detail
Tracklok Retro Glazing Detail
Tracklok Retro Plan & Elevation
Tracklok Retro Standard Detail

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