Fixing Timber frame panels together?

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  1. dunny1234

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    I have now built 10 timber frame panels for a toilet building, and will soon be errecting it on-site. I was intending nailing the panels together with 90mm frame nails.

    But is it better to bolt them?
     
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    It is probably better to screw them....... Screws hold the frames together, especially if you intend to transport them. Nailers have a tendency to knock everything out of square and nails can pull-out unless you use ring annulars
     
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    At 22p a pop I should hope so! But #10 x 4in (5.0 x 100s) screws are readily removed, too, providing you buy decent quality screws, not TP cr*p, and even Spaxes don't cost that much! Done loads of framing out with them over the years. 6.3mm (#12s) are a bit of an overkill for stud frames, aren't they? Not to mention being a lot harder on your cordless kit.
     
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    is this going to be a permanent structure?
    then as already suggested use screws if its is going to be struck and then re erected elsewhere then i would use bolts/nuts and washers.
     
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