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BrickFix DriveTie Helical Wall Ties

BrickFix DriveTie helical wall ties provide a simple and fast method of installing wall ties into existing cavity walls - e.g. where the original wall ties have corroded or were installed incorrectly.

They are manufactured from 304 grade stainless steel bar (316 grade available on request) and are driven into masonry using a special drill attachment.

BrickFix DriveTie helical wall ties are available in various lengths to accommodate different cavity widths.

Wall Tie Installation

DriveTie helical wall ties are installed using a special fixing tool that attaches to an SDS drill as shown in the diagrams below:

1. Drill the pilot holes through both leaves to
required depth and diameter.
2. Insert the installation tool into an SDS rotary hammer drill, then place the tie into the installation tool.
3. Drive the tie into the internal leaf to the required
depth ensuring the tie is fully recessed to the
external leaf below the face of the masonry.
4. Make good the tie at the surface with Colour Pointing Mortar.

All BrickFix wall ties should be installed in accordance with the advice given in BRE Digest 329 and BRE Digest 401. If you would like to discuss a wall tie replacement project, please contact our technical department.

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RIBA-Approved CPD Seminars

Safeguard currently offer the following RIBA-Approved CPD Seminars free-of-charge to architects and specifiers on the UK mainland:

aDriveTie Installation
DriveTie wall tie installation
aBrickFix DriveTies
DriveTie helical wall ties
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BrickFix Neoprene Mechanical Wall Tie - Quickfix (172k) BrickFix Resin-Resin Wall Tie (1.3Mb) Price List & Order Form (85k)
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