Wallbarn TD Megapads
Wallbarn TD Megapads
TD MEGAPADS are available for supporting timber decking as well as paving slabs.
The specially designed TD headpieces click into the centre of the head of the Megapads to house a timber joist securely in the same way as our TD adjustable range does. The distance between the lugs is 60mm which will house a 2 inch joist.
They are extremely tough and durable. Each support pad (at 35mm and above) able to tolerate a weight of 1,560kg and tolerate temperatures as low as -40°Celcius.
An alternative design – the TD PLUS MEGAPAD – click here – is also available.
As with the Megapads for paving, the TD Megapads are available in sizes from 22mm up to 1020mm.
TD MEGAPADS can withstand a load of 1,560kg per unit (Mini TD Megapads – click here for more details – tolerate 683kg in weight each). This means when using them for timber decking a larger span between each unit can be allowed. With less TD MEGAPAD units being required, a significant cost saving can be achieved.
They will lift the joist frame of the deck to prevent standing water affecting the timber over time. The higher clearances from the deck mean that drainage outlets and other services can be covered over without risk of direct contact with the timber.
The TD Megapads are ideal for areas where heavy traffic is anticipated on the decking, such as public walkways, jetties and restaurant areas.
The extended range of adjustment (100mm for the larger sizes) means that a lower amount of different sized units are required. This makes the estimation process an easier task. Because the larger units can tolerate higher loads, fewer units need to be installed per square metre, leading to cost savings.
At 35mm and above, Megapads are designed to be “locked” into place once the correct height has been achieved with the ingeniously designed double-locking- thread mechanism. The headpiece, the extension towers, baseplate connect together by screwing into each other in the usual manner (green arrows).
As the extension tower, adjustable thread section and headpiece are all screwed into place, a locking ring section (red arrows) is counter threaded at two points, up to the headpiece and at the bottom of the stem, linking either to the baseplate or an extension collar.
A special “Easykey” tool is used to help act as a wrench to ensure the locking nut is tightly screwed into place. The grooves in the handle fit around bars moulded onto the locking ring to give extra leverage when tightening them.
Once these locking rings are secured in place, the pedestals cannot change in height or start to unwind. The “Easykey” is again used to release the locking ring. It is pressed into a small hole to release a spring within the unit, allowing the threads to be unlocked and untwisted, should installers wish to change the height at a later date.
|HEIGHT||HEAD DIAMETER||BASE PLATE DIAMETER||DISTANCE BETWEEN LUGS||LUG HEIGHT||WEIGHT TOLERANCE*||MAXIMUM LOAD*||TEMPERATURE TOLERANCE|
|22-30mm||150mm||150mm||60mm||18.5mm||683kg||1,171kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|28-37mm||150mm||150mm||60mm||18.5mm||683kg||1,171kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|35-50mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|50-75mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|75-120mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|115-220mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|215-320mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|315-420mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|415-520mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|515-620mm||150mm||200mm||60mm||18.5mm||1,560kg||2,057kg||-40°C to +75°C|
|615-720mm||>150mm||>200mm||>60mm||>18.5mm||>1,560kg||>2,057kg||>-40°C to +75°C|
|715-820mm||>150mm||>200mm||>60mm||>18.5mm||>1,560kg||>2,057kg||>-40°C to +75°C|
|815-920mm||>150mm||>200mm||>60mm||>18.5mm||>1,560kg||>2,057kg||>-40°C to +75°C|
|915-1020mm||>150mm||>200mm||>60mm||>18.5mm||>1,560kg||>2,057kg||>-40°C to +75°C|