Example of decking installation

Pay Attention To

Environment! INTERIOR or EXTERIOR?

Timber should be PRE-DRILLED when density of the timber is greater than 500 kg/m3 and/or diameter (side dimension) of the screw exeeds 6 mm.

There should be at least TWO SCREWS in a connection.

Screw pointside PENETRATION LENGTH should be at least 6x DIAMETER.

Is the screw COLOR important?

Decking Screw Length Calculator

Suitable Fasteners

ScrewDecking Screw
ForgeFast Elite Low-
Torque Trim Head
ForgeFast Elite
Decking Screw

TIMco C2
Decking Screw

Forgefix
Decking Screw

For MaterialsComposite deckingHardwood, SoftwoodHardwood, SoftwoodExterior Timber

- designed for decking but also ideal for other exterior timber and fencing uses
EnvironmentExteriorExteriorExterior*

- urban and industrial areas with a low salt atmosphere
Exterior
Salt Spray Resistance2,000 hrs2,000 hrs1,000 hrs1,000 hrs
Drive TypeTorx Drive

- receives a high torque.
- good resistance to cam out
- firm drive
- extended bit life
Torx Drive

- receives a high torque.
- good resistance to cam out
- firm drive
- extended bit life
TIM drive*

- high performance recess on TIMco Multi-Fix and Velocity screws.
- good resistance to cam out
- firm drive
- extended bit life
Pozidriv Drive

- receives a medium torque
- tool can cam out at high torque
- easy to strip the heads
HeadTrim Head

- small head which is less noticeable on the wood surface
- offers a very clean finished look
Ribs Under Head*

- improved countersinking
Impact Resistant Head*

- Strengthened head to prevent sheering when installed with an impact tool

Ribs Under Head*

- improved countersinking
Countersunk
TorqueHigh TorqueHigh TorqueHigh TorqueMedium Torque
ThreadPatented Self-drilling Thread*

- removes the need to pre-drill composite boards
Patented Self-drilling Thread*

- removes the need to pre-drill composite boards
Single threadSingle thread
Reverse ThreadReverse thread

- removing debris and improving clamping
-Helix*

- removing debris and improving clamping

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PointSuper Sharp Tip*

- gives immediate bite from the first turn
Super Sharp Tip*

- gives immediate bite from the first turn
Twin Cut Tip*

- reduces splitting and helps to penetrate better
CE or StandardCE approved*

- for use in load-bearing timber construction
CE approved*

- for use in load-bearing timber construction
EN 14592:2008*
FinishGreen / Tan Elementech 2000

- corrosion resistance up to twice as long as standard decking screws
Green / Tan Elementech 2000

- corrosion resistance up to twice as long as standard decking screws
Multi-layer Corrosion Resistant PlatingHardened and Specialist
Green Treated
Advantages:
Trim Head

- small head which is less noticeable on the wood surface
- offers a very clean finished look

Patented Self-drilling Thread*

- removes the need to pre-drill composite boards

Reverse Thread

- removing debris and improving clamping

Elementech 2000 Surface Treatment

- corrosion resistance up to twice as long as standard decking screws


Ribs Under Head*

- improved countersinking

Patented self-drilling thread*

- removes the need to pre-drill composite boards

Elementech 2000 Surface Treatment

- corrosion resistance up to twice as long as standard decking screws
Impact Resistant Head*

- Strengthened head to prevent sheering when installed with an impact tool

Ribs Under Head*

- improved countersinking

Helix*

- removing debris and improving clamping

Twin Cut Tip*

- reduces splitting and helps to penetrate better
Low price
Disadvantages:
No Reverse Thread

- does not have reverse thread to facilitate a cleaner finish
Pozidriv drive

- receives a medium torque
- tool can cam out at high torque
- easy to strip the heads

No reverse thread

- Does not have reverse thread  to facilitate a cleaner finish
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* – Information from the manufacturer