The development of composite boarding has produced a need for a fixing system that is strong and quick to fit that will join separate sections together safely and securely because the materials do not have the ability to be able to be screwed together in the manner that wood is able to be fastened.
The Keku system has been developed for exactly this purpose and it does it by a series of brackets that are fixed individually onto each of the board pieces to be fixed, the brackets must be fitted into exactly the right positions so that when the 2 boards are offered together each bracket fits exactly into each other to give a permanent joint. The joints can then be locked together with suitable screws to form a permanent joint. The system can be used for all sorts of composite boards in a full range of different applications.
The start of the Keku type system began when composite boards started to be used for producing kitchen furniture and these were produced and shipped in a flat pack form. This system was extended to the bedroom wardrobe and dressing table furniture systems and then quickly progressed into the full building trade supply chain.
The system has proved so adaptable that new uses keep being found and already it is used on suspended ceilings. In this case the systems can be a clip-in system that really only requires the odd screw to keep the whole thing in position with the panels just slotting into a series of brackets to give support and the other fixings for locking into position. Wall framing can also be carried out in the same way. The system can also be used to fix panels by slotting then in position so that they can be removed very quickly to give access to hidden services.
The brackets are all made from a Black Makrolon, which is a plastic like material that gives support and is claimed to work successfully of up to the temperatures of 135 degrees C. They are manufactured in a full range of sizes and with a complete range of brackets which will deal with joining abutting sections, corner sections and angled sections. The strength of the joints will be determined by the number of brackets fitted but a system of 4 brackets will allow a weight of up to 20 kg to be suspended quite safely.