VUETRADE Stainless Steel Joist Hangers were used on the MACq 01 Macquarie Wharf 1 project in Hobart by Vos Constructions. This beautiful addition to the delightful Hobart waterfront has been designed to reflect and interpret the history of the area and has used the aesthetics of timber extensively. A great place to stay and eat just metres from Hobart’s Sullivans Cove!
The timber decking for the outdoor eating areas was correctly constructed and installed using Stainless Steel brackets and fixings – just a couple of metres of the original concrete wharf separate the decking areas from the saltwater harbour. While our VUETRADE Coastal316SS stainless steel joist hangers can’t be seen now as they are hidden away now under the decking; the 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel will do it’s job for years to come! A galvanised joist hanger wouldn’t stand up long in this environment!
Mandatory and recommended usage of stainless steel timber connectors varies in different states and areas. Each area has a different classification depending on the type of salt water in the proximity (eg surf, exposed, calm). Therefore, it is advisable to always check with your local building authorities. Wind borne salt spray from surf sea areas can reach inland between 3-6kms. Stainless Steel brackets are also in demand as stainless steel ensures durability and prevents corrosion of metal brackets from other environmental factors in the harsh Australian climate.
VUETRADE COASTAL 316 SS stainless steel brackets should always be used with Stainless Steel fixings.