Support reinforcement in timber construction
In practice, self-drilling fully threaded screws are usually used for support reinforcement. In addition, a steel plate must be placed in the support area to distribute the compressive force evenly over all the fully threaded screws. For girders with a large span, an elastomeric bearing is often additionally used under the steel plate to ensure the rotatability of the support and thus the uniform load application.
Support reinforcement is therefore a proven method to improve the load-bearing capacity and stability of timber components. Self-drilling fully threaded screws, steel plates and elastomeric bearings are important components in the implementation of support reinforcement in timber construction.