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The SAE Face Fix Joist Hanger is a heavy-duty hanger designed for applications requiring additional strength.

Please check Corrosion Information if it is suitable for your application.


Carbon Steel 2mm thick


Z275 Galvanised

Features & Benefits
  • Manufactured in heavier gauge steel for a stronger load capacity
  • Big seat for joists provides greater strength support
  • Quick and simple installation
  • May be fastened to the header material with either nails or bolts
  • Can be installed on solid timber header, I-Beam or concrete/masonry wall
  • Compatible with Strong-Drive® SD screws
  • Use all specified fasteners 
  • Verify that the header can take the fasteners specified in the table
  • SAE hangers can be installed by filling all round holes, or all bolt holes, with the specified fasteners. A combination of the two would not give any increase to the performance values
  • The hangers have bolt holes for 10mm or 12mm fasteners into the face
  • The timber bolted capacity to be determined according to the relevant standards. Do not exceed the load values given in the table
  • The hanger depth is to be at least 60% of the carried member depth to prevent rotation, unless additional lateral restraint is added to the top of the carried member
Model No. Table

Model No.

Joist Size (mm)

Dimensions5 (mm)

(No. – Length x Dia., mm)

Design Capacity (kN)








k1 = 1.14


k1 = 0.69

k1 = 0.77

SAE200/ 46/ 2






8 – 38 x 3.75

4 – 38 x 3.75




SAE250/ 46/ 2




12 – 38 x 3.75

7 – 38 x 3.75






  1. Design Capacity is the lesser of (1) the Characteristic Capacity multiplied by the Australian Capacity Factor, and applicable the k modification factors following AS 1720.1 and (2) the Serviceability Capacity which is the load at 3.2mm joint slip. Design Capacity is the minimum of test data and structural joint calculation.
  2. The Capacity Factor (φ) is 0.85 for nails and screws for structural joints in a Category 1 application. Reduce tabulated values where other Category applications govern.
  3. Duration of Load Factor (k1) is as shown. Reduce Duration of Load Factor where applicable. Capacities may not be increased.
  4. Timber species for joint design is seasoned Radiata Pine, which is Australia Joint Group JD4 per AS 1720.1 Table H2.4.
  5. Dimensions W, H and B are for the interior of the hanger.
Brochures & Catalogues

Brochures and Catalogues

PDF icon Flyer - SAE Face Fix Joist Hanger
Installation Guides

Installation Guides

PDF icon SAE Installation Guides
Technical Data & Docs

Technical Data Sheets

PDF icon Technical Data Sheet - SAE



CAD Library
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