Button-fix Type 1 Metal

For demanding applications where performance cannot be compromised

Ideal for use with fire-retardant panels, the Type 1 Metal is a versatile, high-performance fastener. Its reliability has been independently proven through rigorous strength, shock loading and vibration tests.

Both parts of the connector are diecast in ZL2 zinc alloy and fitted with a 316 stainless-steel spring. As a general guide, four Button-fix Type 1 Metal fasteners on a vertical panel will support loads weighing up to a maximum of 350kg (770lbs), provided that the screws and substrate are properly matched and all other installation instructions complied with. Manufactured in the UK.

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Using Type 1 Metal Button-fix

In demanding applications where proven performance is required, Button-fix Type 1 Metal is the one to use.

Typical uses include:

  • Fire-retardant panels
  • Environments where fire smoke toxicity is a concern
  • Maritime and other transport interiors
  • Applications subject to vibration or shock loading
  • Panels that are repeatedly removed

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Instructions for Type 1 Metal Button-fix


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The Type 1 Metal Fix can be surface-mounted, creating an 8mm gap between the panels, or semi-rebated to reduce the gap to 3mm. Engage the Buttons in the Fix and slide the panel down by 15mm, until Button-fix goes 'click'. The Type 1 Metal Button-fix can be configured for sideways assembly too.

Click here for a guide to screw sizes to use with Button-fix

Click below to download the full instructions in your preferred language:

Instructions for Use - English (UK)

Instructions for Use - English (US)

Installationsanleitung - Deutsch

Instructions d'utilisation - Français

Instrucciones - Español

Instrukcja montażowa - Polskie

Accessories for Button-fix Type 1 Metal

Button Marker Type 1

The Button Marker for Type 1 helps to quickly and accurately align the Button-fix installation, reducing the need for measuring and marking out.

Snap a marker into each Fix, then position the second panel and press firmly. The marker points will leave indents in the panel surface, which can be used as pilot guides for the Buttons.

Router Multijig Type 1

The Multijig helps when machining the oval recesses required for rebated configurations of Button-fix.

The Multijig frame is clear acrylic, so that you can see the workpiece below, and has printed guide marks. It has three clearly labelled apertures dimensioned to suit the Type 1, Type 1 Flush, Type 1 Bonded and Type 1 Metal Fixes.

Download instructions for how to use the Button-fix Multijig

Test Reports

The Button-fix Type 1 has been tested by independent test houses. Click below to download their full reports:

Button-fix Type 1 strength test report

Button-fix Type 1 vibration test report

Button-fix Product Selector and Features Guide.

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Features of the Fix Type 1 Type 1 Flush Type 1 Bonded Type 1 Metal Type 2
Material Nylon PA6 Nylon PA6 ABS Zinc alloy Nylon PA66
Connects face-to-face
Connects at 90°
Drop down or sideways engagement
Push-on engagement
For use on fire-retardant panels
Fully rebated/recessed
Attached with screws
Minimum panel thickness 10mm (1) 18mm (2) No restriction 10mm (1) 10mm (1)
Marker accessories (available separately)
Router multijig (available separately)
  • (1) 10mm minimum with Varianta/Euro screws; 15mm minimum with wood screws
  • (2) Minimum panel thickness 28mm when rebating into the edge of the panel

Other products

Type 1
Connects panels to walls or a parallel panel
Drop down or sideways engagement
Ideal for acoustic, wall and ceiling panels
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Type 2
Connects panels at 90° or to a frame
Push-on engagement
Ideal for service access such as bath panels
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Type 1 Bonded
For bonding to panels of any thickness
Drop down or sideways engagement
Ideal for signage and exhibition displays
view product information
Type 1 Flush
Connects panels face-to-face with no gap
Drop down or sideways engagement
Ideal for furniture assembly
view product information

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