Information for Specifiers and Designers
Supports and fixings are a key part of M&E installations, but are all too frequently overlooked at design and specification stage of a project.
Fixing failures do occur, and can have catastrophic consequences. It is therefore useful for any complex installation issues to be considered at design stage so that suitable solutions and fixing products can be specified.
If fixings are not specified at design stage, they are often purchased as commodity products by contractors at installation stage, on the basis of price rather than performance.
Specifying fixings helps to reduce the risk of poor quality products being used and also helps ensure complex installation requirements are considered early on, so as not to delay the project at installation phase.
We make it easy for you to specify Walraven fixings as many are available on NBS Source.
Specifying Walraven Products
Our product range is diverse which enables us to provide complete fixing and support solutions for your project. With a focus on quality, our products are designed and tested to work together effectively as complete systems. From anchors to rail systems, to clamps, expansion devices, fixpoints, fire stopping and more.
Listed on NBS Source
Walraven product specifications are listed on NBS Source. Download ready-made specification documents. Quick and easy!
Find Technical Documents
Data sheets, DOPs, ETAs, BIM models and more can be found in our download library or on each product web page.
Full range of M&E fixings
Our range includes: pipe supports, anchors, rail/strut systems, electrical fixings, expansion, vibration, fire stopping, rooftop and more.
Why choose Walraven fixings?
So you might be thinking, what makes Walraven different? Why should I specify Walraven products over and above another product? With our focus on manufacturing high quality, innovative fixings, backed up by technical support, we can stand out from the commodity products on the market. Here are some of the reasons why you might want to consider specifying Walraven fixings:
- Many products already listed on NBS Source with specification documents ready to download
- Focus on quality – High quality products, quality approvals, EU-made
- Thorough product testing using both in-house facilities and external companies
- Provide proof of performance data
- We have innovative products that can save time on the jobsite
- Free technical support
Services & Support for Specifiers
We want to make it easy for you to specify our M&E fixing solutions on your projects. We already have some of our products listed on NBS Source – with more to be added soon – and our Technical Team can offer additional support with technical information, documentation, design solutions, 3D modelling, BIM and more.
Our Technical Team are available 5 days a week by phone or email to answer questions, provide designs, documentation and more.
BIM & 3D Modelling
Many of our products are already available as BIM downloads and we can also provide 3D or 2D models upon request.
Anchor Design Tool
Our free software tool helps you select and specify the correct ETA approved anchors for your projects, in accordance with EU anchor design methods.
Know-how – a selection of guides and blogs
Across our site you will find various technical articles, ‘how-to’ guides, case studies and other useful information. We can provide advice and expertise in areas such as thermal expansion, anti-vibration, fire stopping, innovative fixing solutions and much more. Below is a selection of articles we have highlighted for you.
Should M&E fixings be specified?
Supports and fixings are a key part of M&E installations, but are all too frequently overlooked at design and specification stage of a project. BESA’s latest ‘Guide to Supports and Fixings’ urges the industry to adapt their approach in favour of specification.Read the full article
Why should you consider specifying a modern alternative to split bands?
Split bands have been used as heavy pipe supports for years. But modern heavy duty pipe clamps can offer some important advantages.Read the full article
How to deal with thermal expansion of pipes
Find out how to deal with pipe expansion and contraction, and download our thermal expansion calculation tool.Read the full article
Specify ETA approved anchors to reduce the risk of anchor failures
Anchor failure is a real risk and the results can be catastrophic for the entire installation. Find out why specifying ETA approved anchors is important in reducing the risk of anchor failures.Read the full article
Fire sealing pipe penetrations
Fire stopping of any openings created through fire walls, such as pipe penetrations, is extremely important and can be a complex issue. There can be multiple factors to consider when choosing the best fire stop product.Read our fire stopping guide
Specifying RapidRail® for faster, more cost-effective trapeze hangers
Nowadays, there are alternatives to using traditional 41×41 strut for hanging pipes and cable trays. RapidRail® offers a load-tested alternative suitable for most trapeze installations. Lighter channel profile, easier to install overhead, pre-assembled slide nuts and more to offer fast, easy, cost-effective installation.Read the full article
Speak to one of our advisers
If you would like to find out more about Walraven, our products and services, or request advice about a specific installation problem, simply complete the form and we will contact you.
How we make your job easier!
Reliable products with European quality
As a family-owned and ISO 9001 certified company, ensures European quality standards by controlling the whole value chain. From product development to production, logistics to customer service we deliver high quality, reliable products and services with the installer in mind.
Dependable logistics and distribution network
We understand how important it is for you to have all the right products in the right place at the right time for your project. That’s why we work with you to ensure you have everything you need, on time, regardless of your site location.
Project support and knowledge sharing
Since 1942 we have been developing our own product systems and know-how within the business so that we can help you deliver the best fixing solutions for your projects. We are the experts in our field so that you don’t have to be!
Technical support available for you
We understand that even the smaller parts that go into large construction projects, like fixing products, can play a huge role in delivering an effective end result. Our technical support advisers can offer problem-solving advice and tailored design solutions for any fixing challenge!
Simple yet smart products to make your job easier
Since the beginning, Walraven’s philosophy has been to create simple, user-friendly products. So we develop our products to reduce complexity in applications and make installation easier and quicker. All to help you deliver your projects faster and more efficiently saving time and money!Request contact from a Walraven Adviser