Timber framed walls and timber top plates present a unique bracing challenge, with the inconsistency of this organic material. Tracklok Timba is a uniquely designed solution, allowing the appropriate bracing while ensuring maximum connection to timber. Locator notch provides perfect placement every time.
Tested with head track and full wall construction to provide confidence
For interior application only. Designed to secure timber partition walls and glazed walls.
Must be installed in accordance with manufacturer's specification and within the parameters of AS/NZS1170.
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.
Set out sheets cover standard partitioning requirements; construction outside of available set out sheet information will require consultation and approval.
Architect and/or Structural engineer and relevant regulatory bodies must approve variations of installation.
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.
Use of .55BMT steel track, as head section is not permitted under this specification.
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, B2 – Durability, 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
Tracklok Timba 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
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