SFS

SFS Group Fastening Technology Ltd.
153 KIRKSTALL ROAD
LEEDS
WEST YORKSHIRE LS4 2AT

Tel: 0330 0555 888
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Suppliers of: Hinges, Fasteners, Fixings, Concealed Hinges, Cladding Fixings, Thermally Broken Fasteners.

Whether you are looking for hinges, roofing or façade fasteners or other structural systems, SFS products have all been designed with quality, performance and ease of installation in mind. Based in Leeds, where fasteners have been manufactured for over 120 years, SFS can offer architects, designers, consulting engineers and contractors a proven commitment to product quality, innovation, bespoke technical solutions and efficient service.

SFS are the only EU manufacturer of stainless steel construction fasteners in various steel grades. We provide carbon, A2, A4 and A5 fasteners. We support architects in specifying the right product for the application and sustainability and aesthetic attributes required. Our products use austenitic stainless steel to ensure that the buildings they are used on won’t fail due to corrosion. 

Our Product rage consists of:

Building Envelope

Pitched Roofing and Facade

  • Single & twin skin construction - A new generation of stainless steel self-drilling fasteners. Our answer to the emerging challenges in industrial light construction is a new range of stainless steel drilling fixings. These components offer enormous benefits.
  • Standing Seam and Secret Fix - Easy installation of halters for standing seam roofs. SDK fasteners, specially developed for halters, leave nothing to be desired in terms of ease-of-use and long term security.
  • Composite Panels - Fast and comfortable fixing of composite panels. SFS offers the answer with the SXC family. These fixings fulfil a host of requirements.
  • Steel and timber construction - Simple, reliable fixing in high tensile steel. Increasing demands in terms of security and product durability increasingly call for the use of high quality steel fasteners in industrial construction.
  • Rivets - Efficient fastening solutions for thin metal sheet applications with our range of Multi range blind rivets and Folding blind rivets BULB-TITE®
  • Tools & Accessories - Time is money; especially on site. That’s why productivity-improving installation tools have always been a feature of the SFS service package.

Flat Roof

  • isotak® system  - For attachment of membrane and insulation reducing thermal bridging in flat roof and cold storage construction applications.
  • isoweld® system - Innovative induction welding system which welds adhesive coated plates to single ply membrane.
  • isofast® system - a fully metallic system consisting of special fasteners and stress plates for fastening membranes and insulation to a range of substrates.

Structural Connections

  • TDBL nonut® -  for secure steel-to-steel connections in diverse fields of application - a fastener without a NUT!
  • MULTI-MONTI® -  an innovative and secure anchorage bolt for concrete and walling.

Fenestration

Hinges

  • Hinges for PVC - Our PVC hinge product range is specially matched to the needs of the end user. We offer both standard PVC hinges and also PVC hinges for special applications. Our PVC hinge portfolio includes the Dynamic 2D, Dynamic 3D and Estetic 2D.
  • Hinges for composite - The new Dynamic 2D-C and Dynamic 2D-F hinges have the same benefits of the original Dynamic range for PVC-U doors, namely great aesthetics, adjustability, security and durable performance.
  • Hinges for timber - Quality, performance, load support strength and modern design are the hallmarks of our door and window hinges for the timber market. 
  • Hinges for steel - Inspired by the latest trends, SFS  has introduced a complete programme of hinges for steel and aluminium doors. The Just 3D for steel frames and the Dynamic 3D for aluminium head up this range.

Fabrication

  • MC - Mechanical Corner Fixing System. The competitiveness of a timber window can be improved drastically with single part production. The special features of the new MC fixing system for the mechanical corner fixing contribute decisively to the economic efficiency of this new manufacturing technology.
  • Accessories and fitting tools - SFS  offers hinge covers, slip-over heads, milling guides, drilling patterns, gauges and all sorts of other useful installation aids to help make the most of SFS  hinges.

Window Installation Systems

  • JB-D® - The JB-D® installation system allows for scheduled, accurate window and doorset installation in accordance with RAL guidelines and accommodates all dead and imposed loads. Used for aluminium, timber and PVCu windows, the system is ideal for high rise residential and commercial buildings.
  • Frame Fixings - Our SPTR range of fasteners provide fixing and adjustment solutions for our window installation systems for all substructures and our FB range of frame fixings can be used without plugs on window frames. These fixings allow easy installation of window frames in various walling materials. 

From John O’Groats to Lands End, we’ve supplied products for new and refurbished projects throughout the UK.

SFS aims to increase awareness of all aspects of construction from building envelope to hinge technology, take a look at our range of CPD seminars:

Useful Resources:

  • Social Media: View SFS on Twitter / LinkedIn
  • Video: Access ACO Product Videos on YouTube
  • CPD’s: Take a look at our range of CPD seminars
  • The SFS Academy: our custom-built academy, showroom and hands-on training facility brings together industry professionals to learn and share Knowledge click here to find out more

 

Further detailed technical information can be found in our catalogues, brochures and technical data in our Download centre or in our BPIndex library.

ANCHORS . .
ANCHORS Screw CE Marked ETA European Technical Approval
ANCHORS Screw Stainless Steel Self Tapping for Concrete
BRICK SLIP SUPPORT SYSTEMS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) .
CLADDING FIXING SYSTEMS See Also CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS: .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS ACM Facades (Aluminium Composite Material) .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Aluminium Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Backframe Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems Aluminium Cassettes
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems EC9 (Eurocode 9)
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems EN 12020-2
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems EN 7559
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Bracket Support Systems National Annex BS EN 1999
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Brickslips .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Ceramic Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Cladding Fixings Rainscreen Fasteners Fascia Panel Anchors Brackets
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Cladding Fixings Stainless Steel Coloured Heads
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Concealed Fix .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Concealed Fix Mechanical Concealed Fix
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Copper Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) External Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS)
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Cement Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fibre Concrete Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Fixings Stainless Steel
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Frame Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Frame Systems Aluminium Grid Rails and Brackets
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Glass Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS GRC Facades (Glassfibre Reinforced Concrete) .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS GRP Facades (Glassfibre Reinforced Polymer) .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Horizontal Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS HPL Facades High Pressure Laminate Panels .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Metals .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Photovoltaic Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rail Systems .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rainscreen Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Rendered Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Stainless Steel Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Steel Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Stonework Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Structurally Bonded Applications .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Terracotta Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Thin Stone .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Timber Facades .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Timber Laminates .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Vertical Cladding Applications .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Visible Fix .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Weatherboarding .
CLADDING SUPPORT SYSTEMS Zinc Facades .
CLADDINGS EXTERNAL Rainscreen Systems .
DOOR Hinges .See Also HINGES:
FACADE SYSTEMS Component Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Fixing Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Frame Systems .
FACADE SYSTEMS Frame Systems Grid Rails and Brackets
FACADE SYSTEMS Rainscreen Systems See Also RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS:
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT Anchors .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT AS/NZS 1891.2:2001 Certified (Australia/New Zealand) .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS EN 795:2012 .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT BS EN 353-1:2014 Parts 1 & 2 .
FALL ARREST EQUIPMENT CEN/TS16415:2013 .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Corrugated Metal Roofing Sandwich Panel Installation
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Fall Arrest and Restraint Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Flat Roof Installations .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems BS EN 795:2012
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Lifeline Systems CEN/TS16415:2013
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Purpose Made Bespoke Solutions .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Stainless Steel .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Standing Seam Roofing Installations .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Tensioned Cable Systems .
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Vertical Applications BS EN 353-1:2014
FALL ARREST SYSTEMS Wire Based Personal Protection Systems EN 795:2012 .
FASTENERS Carbon Steel .
FASTENERS Carbon Steel Hammer Fixing
FASTENERS Carbon Steel Self-Drilling
FASTENERS CE Marked ETA European Technical Approval .
FASTENERS Coloured Heads .
FASTENERS Coloured Heads Powdercoated RAL Colours
FASTENERS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Stainless Steel
FASTENERS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Steel
FASTENERS Edge Strip No-Drill
FASTENERS Fascia Panel .
FASTENERS Halter .
FASTENERS Membrane Thermally Broken
FASTENERS Self-Drilling Self-Coring .
FASTENERS Self-Drilling Self-Coring CE Marked
FASTENERS Self-Drilling Self-Coring FM Approved
FASTENERS Self-Drilling Self-Coring Membranes and Insulation to Roof Decks
FASTENERS Self-Drilling Self-Coring Steel Decks
FASTENERS Sidelapping .
FASTENERS Stainless Steel .
FASTENERS Stainless Steel 316 Austenitic Steel
FASTENERS Stainless Steel NBS Plus
FASTENERS Stainless Steel Self-Drilling
FASTENERS Steel to Steel Self Threading / Self Tapping
FASTENERS Tamper Proof SR1 Security Rating .
FIXINGS Edge Strip No-Drill
FIXINGS For Claddings .
FIXINGS For Concrete .
FIXINGS For Insulated Panels .
FIXINGS For Insulation Insulation Anchors Fasteners
FIXINGS For Metal Decks .
FIXINGS For Photovoltaic Panels .
FIXINGS For Profiled Metal Sheets .
FIXINGS For Roofing .
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofing Fastening Systems Concrete Decks
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofing Fastening Systems Metal Decks
FIXINGS For Roofing Flat Roofing Fastening Systems Timber Decks
FIXINGS For Roofing Pitched Roofs
FIXINGS For Roofing Single Ply Membrane Roofing Systems
FIXINGS For Sandwich Panels .
FIXINGS For Standing Seam Halters .
FIXINGS For Steel .
FIXINGS For Stonework .
FIXINGS For Trapezoidal Profiles .
FRAME FIXINGS Fasteners .
HINGES Aluminium Doors .
HINGES CE Marked .
HINGES Coloured .
HINGES Coloured Powdercoated Finishes
HINGES Composite Doors .
HINGES Concealed .
HINGES Concealed Narrow Profile Doors
HINGES Concealed Purpose Made Bespoke Custom Colours
HINGES Fire Door .
HINGES Fire Door Concealed Hinges
HINGES Fire Door EI 1e2 60 Certified
HINGES Invisible Blade .
HINGES PAS 24 .
HINGES Pivot .
HINGES Pivot Door
HINGES PVC-u Doors .
HINGES Security Approved Document Q Compliant
HINGES Security BS 6375 Secured by Design PAS 24
HINGES Steel Doors .
INSULATION BOARD FIXINGS Stainless Steel .
MASONRY FIXINGS Stainless Steel .
RAINSCREEN SUPPORT SYSTEMS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) External Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS)
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Aluminium .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brick .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Brickslips .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Ceramic .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Copper .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Fibre Cement .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Fibre Concrete .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Glass .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS GRP Glassfibre Reinforced Plastic .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Metals .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Natural Stone .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Panels .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Stainless Steel .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Thin Stone .
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Timber Wood
RAINSCREEN SYSTEMS Zinc .
RENDERBOARD SUPPORTS EWI Systems (External Wall Insulation Systems) .
RIVETS Aluminium .
RIVETS Carbon Steel .
RIVETS Colour Co-Ordinated / Colour Matched .
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Aluminium
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated RAL Colours
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Stainless Steel
RIVETS Coloured Heads Powdercoated Steel
RIVETS Peel Type .
RIVETS Stainless Steel .
ROOF ANCHORS Man Anchors .See Also SAFETY ANCHORS:
SCREWS Carbon Steel .
SCREWS Concrete .
SCREWS Hammer-In .
SCREWS Self Drilling .
SCREWS Stainless Steel .
SCREWS Steel .
WINDOW FABRICATION Accessories .
WINDOW FABRICATION Corner Fixing Systems .
WINDOW FRAME Fixings .
BULB-TITE Rivets
DYNAMIC 2D Hinges
DYNAMIC 3D Hinges
EASY 3D Hinges
ESTETIC 2D Hinges
IRIUS Coloured Headforms for Cladding Fasteners
ISOFAST Flat Roof Fasteners
ISOTAK Thermally Broken Fasteners
ISOWELD Flat Roof Fasteners
JB-D Window Installation Systems
JUST 3D Hinges
KLADFIX KX01 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX02 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX03 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX04 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX05 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX06 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX07 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KX08 Cladding Support Systems
KLADFIX KXH Horizontal Cladding Support Systems
MULTI-MONTI S Screw Anchor for Concrete and Masonry
NH1 Vertical Cladding Supports
NV1 Cladding Support Systems
NV2 Cladding Support Systems
NV3 Cladding Support Systems
NV4 Cladding Support Systems
NV5 Cladding Support Systems
NV6 Cladding Support Systems
NV7 Cladding Support Systems
NV8 Cladding Support Systems
NVELOPE Cladding Support Systems
NVF2F Rainscreen Cladding Support Brackets
RIVER-THERM Clamps
SOTER Energy Absorbing Fall Arrest Anchors
SOTER II Fall Arrest Systems
SXC5 Fasteners
TDBL NONUT Fasteners
TUC-S Panel Fixing Systems
TUF-S Panel Fixing Systems
W-TEC 3D Concealed Hinges

Victoria & Albert Museum

February 2020

Q9 Cladding Solutions have partnered with fastener specialist SFS for the highly anticipated Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee. Their comprehensive building envelope package will ensure the visually stunning façade delivers on the architect’s aesthetic goals throughout its lifespan.

Due to open September 2018, the V&A is the centerpiece of the Dundee waterfront regeneration programme, a £1 billion project designed to reconnect the city with its river. The 30 year redevelopment scheme (2001-2031) stretches 5 miles along the Tay riverside and is expected to help create more than 7,000 jobs.

Designed by globally acclaimed Japanese architects Kengo Kuma & Associates following an international competition, the V&A Dundee is an impressive 8,000m2 building. Once complete, a total of 2,466 huge cast stone panels, weighing 3000kg each and spanning up to 4m wide, will wrap around the museum's façade, the design of which was insipired by the coastal cliffs of the North East of Scotland. This is Kuma's first building in the UK, who is considered by many as one of the most significant figures in contemporary architecture. He is also designing the stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

As part of the building envelope package, SFS also worked closely with membrane manufacturer Sika Sarnafil to ensure that the innovative design of the V&A warm roofs could be delivered sustainably and to a superior build quality for maximum longevity.

This is part of SFS’s dedication to providing industry-leading support and guidance along the entire supply chain. Colin Black, Technical sales manager for Scotland worked closely with Sika Sarnafil and Q9 Cladding Solutions, providing multiple pull out tests at various stages of the project and technical backup during the installation phase.

The V&A building’s location is in a very exposed waterfront position, with an impressive cantilever over the River Tay and a roof height of 18m. These factors meant that wind load calculations required both the membrane and insulation layers be mechanically fixed. The exposed saline environment of this site demanded the highest level of corrosion resistance which necessitated the application of austenitic stainless steel grade A4, grade 316 fasteners. These will ensure that the life of the fastening system will meet or exceed the life of the roof system and eliminate the risk of premature failure.

Sika Sarnafil S327 membrane was installed with the Sarnafast fastening system, which includes thermally broken SFT sleeves and SFS's BS-S-4,8 austenitic stainless steel grade A4, grade 316 fasteners. The tapered insulation system was also installed with BS-S-4,8 fasteners which were combined with Sika SBT sleeves and SBIW insulation washers.

Being A4, grade 316 austenitic stainless steel, the SFS BS-S-4,8 fasteners are available with a 25 year warranty and have been proven in environmental conditions worldwide. This is due to the material characteristics of A4 austenitic stainless steel which is recommended for industrial and coastal regions where design life requirement exceeds 15- 20 years.

Colin Black says "It was great to work with both Q9 Cladding Solutions and Sika Sarnafil on this prestigious building. This development means a lot to the redevelopment and growth of Dundee and we are very proud to have been able to assist with our products and expertise".

Nvelope and SFS solutions help Roofdec deliver for major Leeds retail and leisure dev

January 2020

Client
Scarborough International Properties
and Legal & General

Architect
The Harris Partnership

Main contractor
GMI Construction

Sub-contractor
Roofdec

Location
Leeds

Application
Nvelope NV1 and NV3; Austenitic
stainless steel fasteners

Project value
£400,000,000

Situation
Leading building envelope contractor Roofdec has chosen rainscreen support and fastening solutions from SFS for major new building projects as part of its record £9m cladding contract for The Springs, a new retail and leisure development at Thorpe Park Leeds.

Solution
Two Nvelope rainscreen support systems were used for the façade installation. The Nvelope NV1 system supports Tiles International (TI) 20mm Granite and Jura Beige Limestone panels, which works in conjunction with a TI horizontal carrier rail. This back frame configuration minimises the number of brackets needed per square metre for greater efficiency without compromise.

Additional elevations feature 12mm Marley Equitone Natura rainscreen which was installed using the Nvelope NV3 support system. This provided a secret-fix solution for excellent visual appeal of the finished façade.

The high degree of adjustability of both NV1 and NV3 enabled Roofdec’s installers to achieve a superior quality installation with minimum hassle. All Nvelope support systems are ‘designed for architects and built for installers’, which means they enable architectural visions to come to life without complexity and deliver long term integrity to match the design life of the building envelope.

For the fixing of key elements of the façade, high performance austenitic stainless steel fasteners were specified. SFS products were selected, including fasteners featuring a durable gold powder coated finish to complement the stunning façade panels which are
visible from the nearby M1 motorway. Additional SFS stainless steel fasteners were used to attach cladding panels with a mirrored finish, again to deliver optimum aesthetics.

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