Simpson Strong-Tie Adds New Avant Collection™ to Comprehensive Line of Outdoor Accents® Structural Connectors and Fasteners

Avant Product PhotoSimpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Avant Collection™ as the newest addition to its Outdoor Accents® line of code-listed decorative wood connectors and fasteners designed to provide contractors, homebuilders and DIYers with the essential hardware for incorporating both timeless beauty and tested strength into any outdoor living space.

The Avant Collection offers a new design featuring straight edges and chamfered corners for a clean, contemporary look that complements nearly any architectural style. Like the Outdoor Accents Mission Collection®, this new design also accommodates both nominal and rough lumber, providing additional flexibility for building a wide range of custom outdoor spaces.

Avant Collection additions to the Outdoor Accents line include new angles, joist ties, gable plates, post bases, decorative side plates, and more. All Outdoor Accents connectors and fasteners are made from exterior-rated galvanized steel with a black powder-coat finish for optimal corrosion protection. The patented design of the hex-head washer and structural screw combination offers the look of a bolted connection with significantly faster and easier installation than through-bolting, and can be used with Outdoor Accents post bases, T and L straps, and angles.

“We’re excited to introduce this new collection to give contractors and builders another great design option to choose from when they’re building beautiful custom outdoor living structures,” said Sam Hensen, Simpson Strong-Tie vice president and general manager for Connectors and Lateral Systems. “Both Outdoor Accents collections not only make a bold statement, but are easy to install and are tested for superior load strength.”

Recognized as a category leader in structural solutions, Simpson Strong-Tie continues to maintain a reputation for quality, with new product additions like the Avant Collection enhancing their breadth and depth in decorative, load-rated outdoor hardware. Key features of the Outdoor Accents Avant Collection include:

  • Clean, simple lines to enhance the beauty of outdoor living spaces
  • Structural strength tested and approved to meet stringent building codes for high-wind or seismic conditions
  • ZMAX® galvanized steel with a black powder coat for enhanced corrosion protection
  • Fastener and patented hex-head washer combo for decorative bolt-like connections that install with the ease of a screw and without the need for predrilling

To learn more about the Outdoor Accents collection of code-listed decorative wood connectors and fasteners, visit strongtie.com/outdooraccents.