Australia & New Zealand's Only Dynamically Tested Steel Rod Bracing System

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Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, in accordance with Australian and New Zealand design standards, DonoBrace is a rod bracing system designed to resist lateral wind and earthquake loads.

The DonoBrace system is the only steel bracing product in Australia and New Zealand which is dynamically tested in a simulated earthquake environment. Testing by Holmes Solutions LP demonstrates that DonoBrace can be used for designs compliant with New Zealand Steel Structures Standard NZS3404, satisfying structural requirements of the New Zealand and Australian Building Codes. Every DonoBrace that leaves our New Zealand manufacturing plant undergoes an order based quality assurance screening, ensuring compliance with NZ and Australia building standards.

DonoBrace offers three steel rod bracing systems to suit different building loads:

DB15 = 15mm Rod Bracing System
DB20 = 20mm Rod Bracing System
DB25 = 25mm Rod Bracing System

Why choose DonoBrace®?

Fast Installation

More Capacity and Less Weight

Design Flexibility

NZ Designed & Manufactured Endplates

  • DonoBrace is designed for simple, efficient installation. The steel bracing product ends allow for less sophisticated coupling components, dramatically decreasing installation time and complexity.
  • The DonoBrace G830 threaded galvanised bar has been tested to AS/NZS 1170.0 with G350 plate connections. This higher capacity result means you can choose a smaller and lighter weight diameter bar.
DonoBrace Other brands
Size kN* Size kN*
15mm 132kN 16mm 91kN
20mm 235kN 20mm 141kN
25mm 367kN 25mm 221kN
32mm 362kN

*Design yield strength = øN(ø=0.9)

  • The higher load capacity of the DonoBrace system gives engineers and designers the option to choose a different diameter bar system. This flexibility means DonoBrace can perfectly suit the buildability and methodology considerations of the construction project.
  • Designed to New Zealand and Australian standards, for Australasian conditions. DonoBrace undergoes an independent quality assurance check prior to every shipment, ensuring peace of mind and consistently compliant products.

DonoBrace Feature Project:

Ha Crescent, Auckland

Length: 187m
Width: 59.4m
Knee Height: 13m
Floor Area: 10850m²
Building Use: Commercial and Industrial
Portal System: Coresteel Buildings Tapered Box Beam

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