The design of joints using Mitek nailplate connectors is governed by the British Board of Agrement Certificate 90/2386 and WIMLAS Certificate 038/96.
Within the approval certificates the conditions of use, assessment of fitness for purpose, sizes of available nailplates, methods of joint assembly, relevant
loadings etc are specified. It is not intended in this document to reproduce in part or in whole the contents of the Certificates; copies of these are available on request from MiTek.
However, to give an insight into the method of joint design using the nailplates, the Designer should note that each nailplate joint must be assessed for shear strength and lateral resistance to the forces placed upon its integral teeth.