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Flat Tension Bracing

Pre-punched galvanised steel tension brace designed to brace timber wall frames in domestic construction.

This pre-punched galvanised steel brace is:
Very useful in situations where bracing cannot be cut into studs.
The ideal tension bracing system when used in conjunction with a Multi-Tensioner.

Practical - it helps reduce on-site labour time as studs do not have to be notched!


Two individually cut pieces of Flat Tension Bracing are required to brace a timber framed wall section. These pieces should overlap to form an ‘X’.

  1. Secure first end of one piece of bracing into position using 30mm x 2.8Ø Multinail nails.
  2. Stretch the Flat Tension Bracing over the entire panel to be braced, ensuring the brace is taut.
  3. Secure the second end while maintaining tension on the brace.
  4. Repeat this procedure for the second piece of Flat Tension Bracing, ensuring an ‘X’ is formed.
  5. Secure the Multi-Tensioner in each length of Flat Tension Bracing to remove any remaining slack.
  6. Fix T-Plate, Stud Tie or Nail On Stud Tie as required (refer individual Multinail product brochures).

Please use the relevant Standards to determine the number, location and tie-down of bracing units. Bracing capacities stated are relevant for wall heights up to (and including) 2.7m. For wall heights greater then 2.7m, please refer to AS1684.


1.5kN/m Bracing Capacity as per AS1684 Residential Timber-Framed Construction, Table 8.18(b)

No Stud Ties required for 1.5kN/m Bracing Capacity as per AS1684 Residential Timber-Framed Construction, Table 8.18(b)

Detail A


Size(mm)Tension Capacity (kN)
30 x 0.8 5.6


3.0kN/m Bracing Capacity as per AS1684 Residential Timber-Framed Construction, Table 8.18(d)


Detail B



Size(mm)Tension Capacity (kN)
30 x 1.0 6.5


  1. Wrap ends of Flat Tension Bracing around plate and fix with nails (Refer Detail B)
  2. Attach minimum 30 x 1.0 Flat Tension Bracing with 2/30mm x 2.8Ø Multinail nails into each stud
  3. Multi-Tensioner
  4. Minimum 70 x 35-F5 Wall Stud
  5. Stud Ties or 1/T-Plate (both sides of frame)
  6. Tie-down as per AS1684/minimum M10 Concrete Screw Anchor


Manufactured from 30 x 0.8mm / 30 x 1.0mm Galvanised G300 Z275 Steel

DescriptionProduct CodeReference CodeQuantityKg.
30 x 0.8mm - 10m Roll TA501 FTR3001008 1 2.4
30 x 0.8mm - 20m Roll TA502 FTR3002008 1 4.8
30 x 0.8mm - 30m Roll TA500 FTR3003008 1 6.0
30 x 0.8mm - 50m Roll TA503 FTR3005008 1 10.0
30 x 0.8mm - 100m Roll TA504 FTR3010008 1 21.6
30 x 1.0mm - 3.15m Length TA555 FTL3031508 250 128
30 x 1.0mm - 3.35m Length TA556 FTL3033510 250 136
30 x 1.0mm - 3.60m Length TA557 FTL3036010 250 146
30 x 1.0mm - 3.90m Length TA558 FTL3039010 250 158
30 x 1.0mm - 4.20m Length TA559 FTL3042010 250 171
30 x 1.0mm - 10m Roll TA551 FTR3001010 1 2.5
30 x 1.0mm - 20m Roll TA552 FTR3002010 1 4.9
30 x 1.0mm - 30m Roll TA550 FTR3003010 1 7.3
30 x 1.0mm - 50m Roll TA553 FTR3005010 1 12.2
30 x 1.0mm - 100m Roll TA554 FTR3010010 1 24.5
NOTE: The 100m Roll requires a special floor-mounted Bulk Coil Dispenser.
Please contact Multinail for more information.
Multi-Tensioner Including wing nut and washer (TA0424)
30mm x 2.8Ø Multinail Nails (TA302)