Keeping construction together 25 March 2021

Structural fasteners come in many different types and sizes and are used across many different applications – including steel to steel connections, steel to concrete, as well as wood to wood connections. pgb-Europe NV supplies fasteners for all these applications with products manufactured both in Poland, as part of pgb-Polska, as well as in Vietnam.

For steel to steel connections the bolted solutions can be divided into preloaded and non-preloaded structural bolting assemblies as per EN 1090-2. Preloaded bolts (EN 14399) are specially designed for high demanding connections. There are two different systems within the harmonised standard: EN 14399-4 (HV) and EN 14399-3-6 (HR sets).

pgb-Europe’s product range covers both types, with HV and HR available from stock – in M12 to M36. Typical to those systems are the pre-lubricated nuts with black colour, which is an extra treatment as a supplement to hot dip galvanising.

The company’s SB-assemblies product range for structural bolting includes bolts according to EN ISO 4014 and 4017 in Grade 8.8 and from M10 up to M36, in both zinc plating and hot dip galvanising. Bigger sizes are also available upon request.

All pgb fasteners are packed in solid carton pgb boxes with clear labels highlighting CE Marking according to the Construction Products Regulation. Customers can also find the Declaration of Performance online, as well as the installation and stocking instructions.

For structural installations, anchors are frequently used as they are not visible in the final construction. With the recent EN 1992-4 coming into force to replace the design methods of ETAG, pgb offers mechanical anchors such as the SMART S-BZ, concrete screws TURBO SMART, and heavy-duty anchors SMART S-ZA, which have undergone a strict testing procedure. As well as these anchors, the company’s chemical anchors – such as the SMART S-IRV or S-IRE – have also undergone this strict testing.

When making anchor calculations, pgb also offers a state of the art calculation software that is freely available upon request.

For wood construction, Eurocode 5 describes how to design buildings and civil engineering works in timber. Construction screws are strong and efficient and can be installed without needing to drill a pilot hole, saving time on the job site. pgb’s wood construction screws under its PFS and HAPAX® brands come with countersunk or flange head. They are heavy-duty woodscrews that can be used as structural wood connectors having recently obtained an ETA proving their reliability and strength (ETA – 20/0787).

A new website for pgb-Polska

pgb-Polska has started 2021 with the launch of a new website to reflect its evolution as an international player in the field of fasteners and fixings – by consistently focusing on product quality, technical knowledge and customisation for each customer. 

The new website features a complete webshop, pgb-Polska news, technical information, as well as online services such as article references, former orders, as well as favourite lists.

“Our new website reflects this evolution to the fullest and will enable us to create added value for our customers and ease the ordering process. Together, with our team of experienced and passionate employees, we aim to make our new website a ‘one stop shop’ for all fastener needs,” comments pgb.

Deputy Editor

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889


Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.