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ABS Adjustable Bearer Support

Setting up a levelling post and bearers for the sub-structure of a deck can be tedious and time consuming, but not with Adjustable Bearer Support (ABS). ABS are suitable for use where decks are typically from 300mm to 600mm off the ground. These heights are achieved by using different height joists and bearers.

Key Features
  • Quick and easy to use when setting height of the bearer
  • Ideal for use on areas where the ground has a 'fall', to provide a level bearer height
  • Heavy duty and fully hot-dip galvanised ensures long life-span without failure
  • Locking nuts ensure absolute rigidity
  • Can be used to prop up existing bearers or floor joists that have sagged over a period of time
  • Use with 45mm to 100mm wide bearers of various heights
  • Variety of uses include the building of ramps, stairs, post supports, adjusting the rafter support to achieve the pitch on a skillion roof
Scope of Use
  • Provides a bottom of bearer height from 160mm to 290mm
  • On a free-standing deck (i.e. not attached to a fixed structure), regardless of bearers meeting span requirements, a minimum of six (6) Adjustable Bearer Supports should be used
  • If a bottom of bearer height of 160mm is required, the bottom 20mm of the threaded rod will need to be cut
  • Do not wind the Adjustable Bearer Support higher than 290mm to the bottom of bearer height
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  •  ABS Adjustable Bearer Support is compliant with NZS 3604:2011
Technical Data Sheet

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