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Design of anchors               

As with many aspects of design the move from national standards to Eurocodes has resulted in familiar simplistic designs becoming comprehensive and technologically advanced standards. The design and use of anchors is no exception to this.

Since the publication ETAG 001 in 1997 “Metal anchors for use in concrete”, the document has evolved into a very instructive guideline with detailed design models for designing anchors in concrete, the design models of this document are considered the industry standard and now form the backbone of the CEN standard.

The design models of these documents requires that the designer checks the capacity of the connection for all the possible failure modes in both tension and shear, where applicable. It shows how to calculate the concrete capacity in the tension (cracked) and compression (non-cracked) zones of the concrete. It calculates the concrete capacity using cones the size of which are a function of the anchors embedment depth. This design method also requires data from the anchors European Technical Assessment (ETA).

This enables the designer to calculate very precise and detailed resistance capacities of various anchor types in different types of concrete with a multiple of geometric arrangements. Unless the designer has detailed knowledge of the guideline complex designs are best carried out using software.

Key dates in Company history

  • 1977 Masonry Fixing Service Ltd. was founded in Dublin
  • 1981 Started trading with Upat (now Fischer)
  • 1982 Started trading with Spit
  • 2003 Appointed exclusive distributor for FISCHER in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland 
  • 2016 Appointed exclusive distributor for SPIT in the Republic of Ireland 


Our Advantage

  • We source all products direct from manufacturers
  • We carry out in-house and on-site product testing
  • We provide operator training and certification
  • We service and repair the tools that we sell in our in-house workshop
  • We provide design service to engineers and contractors
  • We have full coverage across the island of Ireland
  • We provide technical information on all products supplied
  • We deliver orders for standard products next working day
  • We have the most comprehensive product offering in the Irish market
  • We have 39 years of experience in the fixing game (since 1977) 

We supply fixing, cutting and drilling solutions.


Contact details

Masonry Fixing Services Limited

Customer Services:
+353 1 642 6789


Unit 83, Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate, Dublin 10
Our Eircode is D10 P381
t: +353 1 642 6700
f: +353 1 626 3493
e: info@masonryfixings.ie

Contact details

Northern Ireland:
Unit 20, Lisburn Enterprise Centre, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, Co Antrim, BT28 2BP.
t: +44 (0)28 92 626 712
e: belfast@masonryfixings.ie

t: 087 2332631

t: 087 1201772