Brick-Tie Limited – a winning team accredited again!
Yorkshire’s top Structural repair experts hone their skills and welcome a new team member
Yorkshire’s approved Installers keeping up to date with more training on Helifix structural repairs
Leeds Beckett University students get the Brick-Tie treatment….
Congratulations to Craig Tarbotton on the passing of his Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) Site Safety Plus. He adds the SSSTS Site Safety Plus to his IOSH ‘Managing safely’ qualification. Craig is one of our senior remedial wall tie supervisors and spends lots of his time on busy construction projects. This work may […]
Sharing our skills with Yorkshire’s buildings surveyors and structural engineers – the Brick-Tie CPD event in Leeds
High level masonry repairs and wall tie installation at a busy shopping centre in Leeds. Just another day for our commercial building repair service
This week we were training apprentices on sites, surveys and in our office. It was a pleasure to welcome a special guests this week – Danny from Shaw Preservation in Epsom, Surrey. Danny is an apprentice with this old and well established PCA member company. Shaw Preservation Director Jacki Shaw wanted to expose Danny to […]
Which Trusted Trader We are delighted to announce that Brick Tie are now accredited under the Which trusted trader scheme. Which Magazine are the UK’s leading consumer protection organisation and having their seal of approval makes us all very proud. The Which trusted trader logo can only be displayed after Which themselves have carried out […]
As part of our push to keep our employees safe and healthy we are sponsoring a weekly ‘Boot Camp’. This is in tune with this year’s national drive so Brick Tie Help Britain Work Well. This isn’t only about avoiding accidents at work. We want to inspire as many employees as possible to get fit […]
We are delighted to welcome our latest employee Richard Waite. Richard is a south Leeds lad and a qualified and experienced bricklayer. As with many of our technicians he was recommended to us by an existing employee. Richard is married with two children and lives near Morley, Leeds. He’s already working hard and just […]
Health and safety heroes. A growing positive health and safety culture Our MD was beaming like an idiot when he heard the facts from one of our sites in Leeds yesterday. “That is exactly what I’m talking about – great news” he said, when Surveyor Mike Duckett told him about what happened…. “Bloody marvelous”. […]
Health and safety is crucial for us so this Monday we enjoyed a day of health and safety training in our Sherburn in elmet office. Our Managing Director Bryan Hindle wrote and presented a few ‘tool box talks’ on issues which are essential for keeping our technicians safe at work. Our […]
Read about how Brick-Tie helped transform a derelict old print works into a new learning space for Leeds City College using Helifx stress free repair systems
A National Trust property, 15th century Nether Alderley Mill in Cheshire – structural problems carefully solved by Brick Tie technicians using the Cintec Anchoring System.
Historic Church in North Yorkshire…. Tricky Cintec structural anchors to be installed with great precision…. bring it on!
Specialist masonry repairs on Historic York pub. Our specialist masonry repair teams can often be seen in the historic streets of York, working on the many listed buildings and historic structures in the city. A recent structural repair job took place on Walmgate this summer. Long term clients, Wooler Construction of Keighley are constructing […]
Wall Tie Corrosion facts and details for Leeds Beckett University students…..
Insurance backed guarantees are changing for the better – our MD Bryan Hindle explains why this is good news for clients
Finding the best wall tie installer just got easier as Brick-Tie Limited were named “Contractor of the Year” by the Property Care Association…
Modernising a listed Hotel in Harrogate, North Yorkshire with Structural problems? “Who ya gonna call” Providance Inns call Brick-Tie of course….
That’s right, a prestigious Leeds hotel project has just had the Brick-Tie Treatment – using Helifix remedial wall ties Our team were called in to assist GB Building Solutions Limited in their construction of a £32m landmark Hotel in Leeds. Designed by Architects Dexter Moren Group, the hotel is owned and developed by GB […]
Our Sheffield wall tie CPD presentation was a great success. Attendance was great at our Sheffield office where surveyors and building professionals from all over South Yorkshire gathered for a morning of shared learning. We joined forces with Helifix to present three sessions: Wall tie corrosion – techniques and latest trends The Helifix range of […]
Lindum construction needed a Helifix installer in York so naturally they turned to us. Lindum are one of the fastest growing and respected contractors in the country, with a great reputation – they do not employ sub-contractors unless high quality and service is guaranteed. The project is the Multi-million pound conversion of the former Bonding […]
If you’re a building professional in restoration and repair you may want to pop along to our forthcoming Structural Repair CPD in Sheffield – lots of free up-to-date knowledge from Yorkshire’s wall tie and repair experts
Successful structural repairs are safe structural repairs Last Friday Craig Tarbotton and Ryan Shann (two of our wall tie replacement and structural repair technicians), attended a full day safety course, having attended a pre-course induction session a week before that. Our structural repair and wall tie work takes us to many types of building of […]
How many Wall Tie Specialists are IIP accredited – only one! Brick-Tie were first accredited for Investors In People in 2007 and are like all IIP companies, subject to review every three years. In January we were reviewed by an independent consultant and we are all delighted to be awarded IIP status for another three […]
The best way of finding out how happy, or otherwise our wall tie replacement and structural repair clients are, is to ask them. We do this after every wall tie job, every lateral restraint job too, so that we can carefully check the results and change our service if clients are unhappy with anything.
In the last week our MD Bryan Hindle has completed another of his structural repair and wall tie corrosion CPD (Continuing Professional Development), presentations for clients in Yorkshire. Advanced specialist masonry repair and the latest wall tie installation methods were on the menu.
In his role as one of the UK’s leading Helifix Approved Installers our MD sees visits the Helifix production line and sees why Helifix masonry repair systems are way ahead when it comes to quality. Last week our MD Bryan Hindle left Leeds for the day as a guest at Helifix’s state of the art […]
Wall ties Sheffield. Dedicated wall tie replacement and structural repair service for Sheffield and South Yorks Following 27 years of solving South Yorkshire’s wall tie corrosion problems from our West Yorkshire base in Leeds, we are proud to announce the opening of our Sheffield wall tie and structural repair office. Senior surveyor and business development […]
Brick-Tie wall tie technicians are busy completing remedial wall tie installation on one of Hudderfield’s landmark housing blocks. The ten story Richmond flats are on the junction of Leeds Road near the town center and are subject to an extensive refurbishment by Kirklees Council, with help from the European Union development fund. Clugston are the […]
Our MD Bryan Hindle spent time with Adept Consulting Engineers of Pudsey last week. Continuing Professional Development for structural engineers The visit was part of Adepts dedicated continuing professional development series and the subject was “Structural repairs to masonry – a practical guide”. Our team have been helping consultant structural engineers stay current with the […]
This week we spent two days on a refresher course in Oxen, Northants with Helifix UK. The course covered the specification and use of Helifix’s wide range of masonry repair systems. Existing Helifix methods and new and refined systems were talked through, with the aid of actual site case studies from successful building repairs, where […]
Well, Brick-Tie Limited and BT Preservation are 26 years old this month. Twenty six years is not that long – I wish I was that age. However, in the preservation sector, especially cavity wall tie firms like us – 26 years is pretty good going. We’ve seen a few recessions along the way and we’ve […]
A Presentation to Professionals Our MD Bryan Hindle was invited to Leeds University last week, to bring a group of Surveyors, Engineers and Architects up to speed on wall tie installation and structural repairs of masonry. The subject was Wall tie replacement and structural repairs of masonry. Delegates included the University’s team of professionals, who […]
Brick Tie have been recognised for a second time by the Property Care Association. We are now the only wall tie specialist and structural repair company to be commended twice for personal development and training (2010 & 2012)
We’ve been Helifix approved for some years and we love their repair systems. The Helifix range is the original and best quality helical bar; combined with Helifix’s superb engineering support, it brings an unrivalled structural solution – proven and credible. A close relationship helps to make sure our customers get the best products and the […]
Technical knowledge of wall tie corrosion and structural defects in buildings was lifted in the Yorkshire area last Wednesday, when we held our latest CPD (Continuing professional development), event in Leeds. Around forty chartered surveyors, structural engineers and Architects were invited to a presentation by Brick-Tie MD Bryan Hindle. The session was designed to help […]
Craig and Ryan with a selection of Cintec stitching ties for use on Leeds Prison (no images in the jail for security reasons). Ryan, Craig and the Cintec wall tie team have finished the prestigious structural wall tying work at HM Prison Leeds. The essential structural ties were needed to strengthen the walls of the […]
We have just been awarded a substantial Cintec anchor repair contract on a converted mill in Halifax. The work involves installation of over 60 of Cintec’s grouted masonry stitching anchors. The average length of these ties is 2800mm. Each is being installed in 52mm diameter pilot holes diamond core drilled using our own vibration free […]
Oh no – that’s not right – should the remedial wall ties be bent like that? Whilst most of the houses and commercial buildings we carry out wall tie work on are quite old – that’s not always the case. Cavity wall tie installation on new buildings is much less rare than most would think. […]
Our City & Guilds qualified wall tie specialists show off their PASMA certificates, which demonstrate competence in erection of mobile tower scaffolds. On most wall tie replacement and structural repair contracts, we need to gain safe access to walls well above the ground. This can put our staff and members of the public at risk. […]
As members of The Property Care Association, Brick-Tie are subject to regular quality auditing. This week saw a visit to our Sherburn in Elmet unit by Peter Macdonald CSRT CSSW. Peter is responsible for checking on the quality standards of PCA members across the north. The audit covered most areas of our operation including, insurance, […]
Harrogate Borough Council probably wouldn’t be most people’s perception of a typical public authority – expertly managing, as it does, the fusion of a genteel spa town with a burgeoning hi-tech and thriving business sector, significant tourism levels all year round and one of the UK’s largest conference, event and entertainment centres. That, and the […]
Brick Tie Limited was honoured last Friday, when we were presented with the Property Care Association ‘Highly Commended’ citation for our efforts in training our wall tie replacement team. Managing director Bryan Hindle couldn’t hide his blushes as PCA general Manager Steve Hodgson announced the award, saying “Bryan Hindle’s immense enthusiasm and dedication to training […]
“Brick-Tie? Everything’s spot on, they know what they’re doing” Jonathan Mayoh, Project Manager BAAS Construction Ltd. BAAS Construction Ltd is a respected and growing company, established over 25 years. They have an ethos of bringing benefits to local communities through housing renewal programmes, repairs, facelifts and environmental schemes. Working in partnership with Leeds City Council […]
There’s nothing sadder than seeing a historic landmark falling into disrepair with no one quite knowing what to do about it. Such was the case with The Windmill at Colton in east Leeds. An eyesore for decades,it has now been completely restored and converted into a uniquely individual dwelling. All that was needed was structural […]
Raising the roof with Cintec anchors in Halifax Halifax is well known for many things, not least the famous building society, now a bank that bears its name. It’s also developing a fast growing reputation as a magnet for shopaholics, with a number of shopping centres establishing themselves including the 18th century Piece Hall now […]