CROSS Safety Report
Stud framing with self-tapping screws
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A reporter raises concerns about contractors not using the specified screws for constructing metal stud frame walls.
Key Learning Outcomes
For construction professional:
Any proposed changes to the type of fixings to be used on site should be first approved by the design engineer
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Another report was of proprietary metal stud framing fastened with self-tapping screws where the erectors used a different size of screw from that specified. This was spotted by the designer’s engineer.
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CROSS has previously received reports on problems with stainless steel in structural situations and further comments will be welcome.
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