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The Simpson Strong-Tie LUS joist hangers are value engineering at its finest. All joist hangers in the LUS series have the Double-Shear Nailing feature. This innovation distributes the load through two points on each joist nail for greater strength. It also allows the use of fewer nails, faster installation and the use of standard connector nails for the same connection. The double-shear nailing on the LUS uses 64mm nails into the joist and 38mm nails into the header.

In addition, to assist with installation speed every galvanised LUS Joist Hanger incorporates the Simpson Strong‑Tie Speed Prongs feature which is designed to temporarily position and secure the connector for easier and faster nailing.  Saving you even more time on installation.  Available in ZMAX Galvanised version which provides the equivalent corrosion resistance of hot dip galvanising by doubling the Zinc galvanised coating of standard Z275 connectors to 550g of Zinc per m2, total both sides.  There is also the option of 316 Stainless Steel versions. The LUS Double-Shear Joist Hangers suit joist widths of 35 or 45 mm timber.

Want to install the LUS joist hangers even faster? The new CCN64 Collated Connector Nailer is suitable for use with both 64mm and 38mm connector nails.

To find out more, see the LUS product page.

Structural Connections


Unmatched Quality from the Truss to the Foundation

With nearly 60 years of field and R&D experience, Simpson Strong-Tie® timber connectors are manufactured to the industry's highest standards. From framing angles to straps to heavy-duty joist hangers, we offer the most diverse product line so that you have the right product for the job.

Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors offer unmatched quality with laboratory and field testing, and are backed by our uncompromising commitment to customer service. As the company that built the connector industry, you can count on Simpson Strong-Tie® to work closely with builders, engineers and building officials to deliver innovative, building code-compliant solutions to help build safer, stronger structures economically. Download the Structural Connectors Overview Flyer.

Timber Connectors

From testing to service to availability, everything we do is engineered to ensure your project's success. With every product, you know you are getting the quality, value, service and on-time delivery that we have built our reputation on for the past 60 years.

From straps and ties to joist hangers and much more, Simpson Strong-Tie® structural connectors increase the strength and safety of timber-frame structures. Each connector is unique to Simpson Strong-Tie and is designed for specific applications without the need to adapt metal plating to suit a connection. Download the Timber Construction Connectors Catalogue (2016-2018).



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