3 models of professional quality bracket
Use: Bracket secured directly to foundation, allows for the installation of a parallel starting beam.
Characteristics: Engineer-certified 3000lb/15 mpa galvanized steel. The bracket is designed to eliminate vibrations. Gives 3″ of clearance from the foundations. Patent pending.
Note: Securing this bracket requires a foundation no less than 6″ thick. Do not install on concrete block foundations.
Click to access the product: Support N2 – Nami Fix
Use: Bracket secured directly to foundation. Installs beam perpendicular to foundation. The NP3 Model was designed for 2 principal uses:
• For patios closer to the ground.
• For ICF homes. The aim being to pierce the smallest possible surface to preserve the insulation.
Characteristics: Engineer-certified 3000lb/15 mpa galvanized steel. Gives no clearance from the foundations.
Note: Securing these brackets require a foundation at least a 6″ thick. Do not install on block foundation.
Click to access the product: Support NP3 – Nami Fix
Use: Bracket fixed directly to the foundation. It installs a beam perpendicular to the foundation. The NP4 supports all the advantages of the N2 even with a perpendicular beam. Moreover, this model allows in certain situations (see drawing above) to replace a seat near the foundation. It also makes it possible to quickly reverse the decking when creating zones.
Characteristics: Engineer-certified 4000lb/15 mpa galvanized steel. Gives 3″ of clearance from the foundations.
Note: Securing these brackets require a foundation at least a 6″ thick. Do not install on a block foundation.
Click to access the product: Support NP4 – Nami FIx
Use: Provides an additional 1 “clearance when necessary to the 3” N2 and NP25 supports of the foundations. They are sold in sets of 4 plates (1/4 “thick each) with 2 longer anchors to replace those of original sold with the supports.
Click to access the product: Spacer N2 Nami Fix
Note: Before drilling, it is essential to validate that there is a minimum of 8 “of concrete around the future drilling holes.
If you are less than 8 inches above the drill hole, there are two options available to you:
1. Lower the final height of the deck.
2. Modify your structure upwards, here are some examples:
For a structure less than 12 feet long: 2 brackets with a maximum distance of 7 1/2 feet between them.
12 to 16 feet: 3 brackets, placing the first in the center and the 2 others at 7 feet apart on each side.
Over 16 feet: just combine the beams to reach the desired length
Ex.: 28-foot structure
1 x 16 foot section (3 brackets) + 1 X 12 foot section (2 brackets)
The position and marking of the brackets are ready!
(Do not forget to keep 8 inches of clearance from the openings)
The size of the drill bit must correspond to the size of the anchor.
Support N2 – Nami Fix: 1/2 “x 6” drill bit. Drill a maximum depth of 5 “.
Supports NP3 et NP18 – Nami Fix : 1/2 “x 6” drill bit. Drill a maximum depth of 5 “.
Supports NP4 et NP25 – Nami Fix : 5/8 “x 8” drill bit. Drill a maximum depth of 6 “.
Now, follow the instructions below to start drilling.
If you are using spacer pads, adjust the depth if necessary.
The drilling must never go through the foundation.
To ensure our warranty is met, you must use the anchor screws provided with the bracket.
Screw in to secure the bracket against the foundation. As soon as you have secured all the required brackets,
you can place your beams in the brackets and fix them with the recommended hardware.
Your starting beam is now ready to receive your structure!
To begin with, it should be noted that the bearing load was calculated with solid beams without junction.
Each beam is completely independent of each other, which determines where the supports are installed.
Simply put them close to each other to reach the desired length.
To know how to install the two pieces of wood in the brackets, follow the instructions “Secure beams to brackets“, below.
Hardware needed to mount the beam
For the “N2 bracket”, only the top hole goes against the front and rear metal parts of the bracket. This way, by drilling the two pieces that make up the beam, you can insert a screw with a bolt. With a wrench, tighten until it fully supports the front and rear metal parts. The beam is now completely stationary and will reduce the risk of vibration displacement. A wood screw in the bottom hole completes the installation of the beam.
For “NP brackets”, the same steps must be performed using screws with nuts in each of the holes. Since the beam is perpendicular to the bracket, to compensate for wood shrinkage, a more secure fixation is necessary. Bolts, screws, washers and nuts needed are not included with the brackets.
Bolts (5/16), screws (5/16), washers and nuts required, not included with brackets.
When the beam is inserted into the bracket, mark the top hole for each bracket.
It will be used to install the screw with nut.
Stack two pieces of wood
and drill a 5/8″ hole through the two pieces.
Perce the top hole only.
Replace your beam (2 pieces) in the bracket
by aligning the holes.
Insert and tighten the screw with nut.
Last step for fixing the beam.
You must screw the wood screw
into the bottom hole.
The same operation must be repeated for each bracket installed.
Installation of the main beam in the bracket.
Anticipate needing to move the joists about 1 inch away from your cladding.
In order to stabilize the joists on the beam, the first set of girders must be installed at 8 inches or less.
Build your patio structure on the main beam.