External timber framed walls

6.2.6Nails and staples

Nails and staples shall be durable and of the correct type to provide adequate mechanical fixing.

Nails for fixing sheathing or timber should be either:

  • austenitic stainless steel
  • galvanised, or
  • sheradized.

Staples for fixing breather membranes should be:

  • austenitic stainless steel, or
  • other material of similar strength and corrosion resistance.