In these pages you will find all the information you need to know about wall tie replacement, structural repairs of masonry, the helifix remedial repairs systems, Cintec grouted anchors, expansion joint installation, our survey methods and expert know-how.
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What is Lateral restraint and strapping anyway? Our MD, Bryan Hindle explains
What needs to be considered when repairing old buildings? Here our MD Bryan Hindle explains how we used SockFix anchors and Helifix helical bars to resolve an old structural problem in Lancashire.
Wall Tie Corrosion is getting much worse in Yorkshire’s housing and commercial buildings. How wall tie corrosion came about. We started out installing cavity wall ties; to replace rusty ones, back in 1985. Just about the only houses we looked at back then were those built before world war two. Those houses were amongst the […]
Anyone can install a remedial cavity wall tie and they are available to buy on the internet for a DIY approach. Why is it, that structural engineers, architects, local authorities’ and mortgage lenders ask a specialist to do this? There are a few good reasons….. Cavity wall ties are crucial to the safety and stability […]
What is a wall tie survey? What are wall ties anyway? We’ll, in answer to what are wall ties, it’s best to read the dedicated post on our MD’s blog which answers this here. This post is about the practical aspects of the wall tie survey itself. What happens and what the report is likely to contain.The need for a cavity wall tie survey can arise for several reasons:
Brick-Tie specialise in expansion joint repair and expansion joint installation. One area of growing concern is cracking caused by thermal movement. All building materials expand and contract when they heat up and cool down. In older stone housing this was rarely an issue; lime bed joints are soft and accommodate these movements easily, over a […]
Sympathetic renovations of old buildings and barns are a joy to behold, as well as preserving some of the country’s finest architectural heritage. Old Barn Farm was no exception – except on first sight it was clearly in dire need of repair! Our client’s plans specified a conversion to living accommodation of the highest order […]