The Metal Store is one of the leading online suppliers of scaffolding tube in the UK.
What are scaffolding fittings and what are they used for
Scaffolding fittings, often referred to as scaffolding joints, scaffolding components and scaffolding connectors are used to join scaffolding tubes, creating a stable and reliable structure. Because scaffold fittings help to support the weight and pressure of the scaffold structure, it’s important to ensure you select the correct fittings for the structure you’re putting in place. Doing so will decrease the possibility of your structure swaying collapsing or snapping.
There are various types of scaffold fittings to choose from for your desired project. These fittings serve different purposes, therefore it can be challenging to decide on what’s right for you. Our online guides and expert team are here to help you choose the appropriate fittings for the job to create the correct structure. Fittings include; single, double, wrapover and pressed steel couplers are used for this.
Scaffolding fitting range and industry standards
The Metal Store now stocks a number of scaffold connectors for use on-site or with furniture. Each fitting is offered in Pressed or Drop Forged Steel. Our range of scaffolding fittings and descriptions are listed here:Double Coupler
The Metal Stores Double Coupler is a heavy duty forging with large rivet design used to connect two scaffold tubes at a 90 degree angle. It Features a solid body construction for cruciform stiffness. This fitting has been tested to EN74 Class B and has a slip resistence of 15 kN & Failure load of 30 kN. This fitting is available in two options, Drop Forged and Pressed Steel.Swivel Coupler
Our Swivel Couplers are designed to connect two 48.3mm scaffold tubes at any angle and can be used with all types of scaffold. This fitting is mostly used when diagonal bracing is required. Also commonly used with guard rails, lighting rigs and staging. These fittings are available in Drop Forged and Pressed Steel and have been tested to EN74 StandardsWrapover Coupler
The Wrapover Coupler, also known as a Putlog, is a heavy duty fitting designed to secure transoms (board supports) or Putlogs to ledgers, connecting two 48.3mm tubes at right angles. This fitting can also be used in lighting, rigs, staging and guard rails.This fitting is Not designed to be load bearing. Our Wrapover Coupler is tested to BS1139-2.2 and has a slip resistence of 1.02 kN along the transom. This fitting is available in Drop Forged or Pressed Steel.Pressed Steel Sleeve Coupler
The Pressed Steel Sleeve Coupler is designed to connect end to end joints on standards, ledgers or bracing. It's wide range of adjustability means it is also possible to fit various sizes. As with all of our scaffolding fittings, they conform to EN74 which is the most recent British Standards.Joint Pin
The Metal Store's Joint Pin is a heavy duty pressing, designed to connect two 48.3mm scaffold tubes end on end. This fitting has a longer body to allow for bending resistance. It can be used with all types of scaffolding, guard rails, staging and also light rigs. Our Joint Pins conform to BS1139-2 and are available in Drop Forged or Pressed Steel.Girder Coupler (Gravlok)
Our Fixed Girder Coupler also known as a Gravlock Coupler, is designed to connect 48.3mm outside diameter scaffold tube to a range of structural sections up to a maximum flange thickness of 45mm. These fittings are to be used in pairs, zinc plated and tested to a AS1576 standard.Swivel Girder Coupler
The Metal Store's Swivel Girder Coupler also known as a Swivel Gravlock, is designed to connect 48.3mm outside diameter scaffold tube to a range of structural sections up to a maximum flange thickness of 45mm at any angle through 360 degrees. These fittings are to be used in pairs, zinc plated and tested to a AS1576 standard.Pressed Steel Base Plate
Our Pressed Steel Base Plate is designed for use with lightly loaded applications, this is an economy type of base plate intended to provide a weight bearing flat surface to permit even load distribution of scaffold standards. It is manufactured from carbon steel to the very latest British Standards.Scaffold Tube End Caps
Protect both your employees and the general public with these highly visable scaffold tube end caps. Made from a tough and robust plastic for long lasting sustainability, they simply fit over the end of any scaffolding tube.
Looking for scaffold tube fittings near you
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Need other scaffolding products to complete your project?
The Metal Store now has a wide range of scaffolding products so you can get everything you need in one place. We stock varying lengths of scaffolding tube and scaffold boards , plus a range of scaffolding accessories including debris nets, sleeves, toggle ties and metal board ends.
Buy scaffolding fittings from The Metal Store
Our full range of scaffolding fittings can be viewed and purchased easily online for either delivery or collection. Simply find the scaffold fittings you need, add the relevant quantities to your basket and checkout in three simple steps.
You can also call our sales team on 01274 875479 or email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to help.
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