Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties

Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are engineered to provide superior anchoring strength for cavity wall tie replacements.

Unlike traditional point-loading systems, these ties expand along their full radial length, ensuring a strong, uniform fix. Designed for rapid installation, they offer reliable performance with pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN.

Suitable for various masonry types, they are ideal for enhancing the structural integrity of both domestic and commercial buildings.

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Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are engineered to provide superior anchoring strength for cavity wall tie replacements.

Unlike traditional point-loading systems, these ties expand along their full radial length, ensuring a strong, uniform fix. Designed for rapid installation, they offer reliable performance with pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN.

Suitable for various masonry types, they are ideal for enhancing the structural integrity of both domestic and commercial buildings.

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Key Features of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties

✔️ Superior anchoring strength with full radial expansion for a uniform and robust fix.

✔️ Rapid installation with quick fixing in under 10 seconds, reducing labour time and costs.

✔️ Reliable pre-torque setting ensures pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN for secure installations.

✔️ Versatile application suitable for various masonry types, including brick and concrete.

✔️ High-quality construction from premium materials for durability and long-term performance.

 

Full Product Description

Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties represent the pinnacle of wall tie replacement technology, offering unmatched anchoring strength and reliability. Designed to address the limitations of traditional point-loading systems, these innovative ties provide a full radial expansion, ensuring a uniform and robust fix across a greater surface area. This design advancement significantly enhances the overall structural integrity of cavity walls, making these ties a superior choice for both residential and commercial applications.

Constructed from premium materials, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties feature a unique sleeve design concept. This allows the fixing sleeve to expand uniformly along its entire radial length, providing an exceptionally strong and consistent anchoring solution. Unlike traditional wall ties that rely on point-loading, these ties deliver a far more reliable and improved fix, ensuring long-term stability and performance.

The ties incorporate a special coated black stainless steel precision limited torque nut and a precision modified steel bar. This combination ensures rapid and continuous fixing along the full radial length of the sleeves in under 10 seconds. The inner leaf is securely fixed to a pre-torqued level before the outer leaf engages, guaranteeing a precise and dependable installation. The pre-torque setting reliably achieves pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN, making these ties an ideal solution for various construction challenges.

Available in two sizes - 200mm for cavity widths of 40mm to 70mm and 225mm for cavity widths of 60mm to 70mm - Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties offer flexibility to accommodate different project specifications. Their robust construction and superior design make them suitable for all wall tie replacement applications, except for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with a compressive strength of less than 7N/mm², as per BRE Digest 329 Decision Tree recommendations.

The performance of these wall ties is evidenced by impressive pull-out strengths:

  • 3.3kN for Stock or Accrington Brick

  • 3.0kN for Common Brickwork

  • 2.6kN for Blockwork

  • 2.1kN for Soft Blockwork

  • 3.2kN for 40 N Concrete

  • 2.9kN for 30 N Concrete

These figures highlight the ties' reliability and strength across various masonry types, ensuring they can meet the demands of diverse construction scenarios.

 

Product Benefits:

  • Superior Anchoring Strength: The unique design of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties ensures maximum anchoring strength by expanding along the full radial length, providing a uniform fix across the entire surface area of the sleeve anchor. This results in a substantially improved and more reliable fix compared to traditional point-loading systems.

  • Rapid Installation: Engineered for efficiency, these wall ties allow for rapid continuous fixing in under 10 seconds. The quick installation process reduces labour time and costs, enhancing overall project efficiency.

  • Reliable Pre-Torque Setting: The ties feature a pre-torque setting that reliably produces pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN. This ensures a secure and dependable installation, providing confidence in the structural integrity of the building.

  • Versatile Application: Suitable for various wall tie replacement applications, these ties are designed for use in multiple masonry types, including brick and concrete. They are not recommended for perforated bricks or friable blocks with compressive strengths less than 7N/mm².

  • High-Quality Construction: Made from premium materials, including a special coated black stainless steel precision limited torque nut and a precision modified steel bar, these ties offer durability and long-term performance in diverse environmental conditions.

  • Enhanced Structural Integrity: By providing a robust and uniform anchoring solution, these wall ties significantly enhance the structural integrity of cavity walls, ensuring long-lasting stability and safety.

 

Typical Applications

  • Domestic Dwellings: Ideal for use in residential buildings, providing secure and reliable wall tie solutions for brick or blockwork structures up to three storeys high.

  • Small Commercial Buildings: Suitable for small commercial buildings up to three storeys high, offering dependable support and stability for various construction projects.

  • Brickwork and Blockwork Reinforcement: Effective in reinforcing brick or blockwork walls, ensuring enhanced structural integrity and longevity.

  • Cavity Wall Replacement: Perfect for replacing existing cavity wall ties, providing a modern and robust solution to maintain wall stability and performance.

  • Supplementing Existing Wall Ties: Can be used to supplement existing wall ties, offering additional support and reinforcement where needed.

  • Masonry Applications: Suitable for use in various masonry applications, including stock or Accrington brick, common brickwork, blockwork, soft blockwork, and concrete.

Substrate Suitability:

Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are designed for use in various masonry substrates, including brick, blockwork, and concrete.

These ties are ideal for domestic dwellings and small commercial buildings up to three storeys high. They provide robust and reliable anchoring for brick or blockwork structures.

However, they are not suitable for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with a compressive strength of less than 7N/mm², as per BRE Digest 329 Decision Tree recommendations.

 

Preparation:

Before beginning the installation process, gather the necessary tools: a Wall Tie Setting Tool, an SDS Rotary Power Drill, and an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit. Begin by inspecting the outer and inner leaves of the wall to ensure they are sound and free from loose materials.

Confirm that the cavity width is appropriate for the selected size of the Platinum Brass Wall Ties—200mm for cavity widths of 40mm to 70mm, and 225mm for cavity widths of 60mm to 70mm. This step ensures you have the correct ties for your specific installation requirements.

 

Application Method:

To install Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties, start by drilling a hole through the brick of the outer leaf using an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit. Incline the drill slightly upwards to optimise the placement of the tie. Drill through the outer leaf until you reach the cavity. Once the tip of the drill touches the inner leaf, set the depth gauge to 70mm to ensure the correct drilling depth into the inner leaf.

Proceed to drill into the inner leaf, and if the inner leaf is made of blockwork, turn off the drill’s hammer action to prevent damage to the blockwork. Continue drilling until you achieve the required depth. After drilling, it is crucial to remove all dust and debris from the bore hole. Use an airline or air pump to thoroughly clean the hole, ensuring a clean surface for the installation of the wall tie.

Next, prepare your cordless drill by attaching the Wall Tie Setting Tool into the chuck. Set the drill’s clutch/torque to three-quarters strength. Insert the end of the wall tie into the Wall Tie Setting Tool. Begin drilling at medium speed and push the tie to the back of the drilled hole. Ensure there is “friction” when the tie passes through the outer leaf. If there is no friction, pre-expand the tie slightly before insertion to ensure a snug fit. When the clutch operates, indicating that the tie is securely set, the installation is complete.

 

Finishing:

After the wall tie is securely set, inspect the installation to ensure the tie is firmly in place and there is no movement. This verification step is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity and stability of the wall.

Adjust the outer leaf connection if needed to confirm that it is properly tightened. Clean up any remaining debris or dust from the installation area to maintain a neat and professional workspace.

Proper finishing ensures that the wall tie is correctly positioned and ready to provide long-lasting support.

Q) What are Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are high-performance cavity wall ties designed to replace or supplement existing wall ties. Constructed from brass with special coated black stainless steel precision components, they offer superior anchoring strength and a uniform fix across a larger surface area, enhancing the structural integrity of walls.

 

Q) How do Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties differ from traditional wall ties?

A) Unlike traditional point-loading wall ties, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties expand along their full radial length, providing a strong and uniform fix. This innovative design ensures a more reliable and robust anchoring solution, significantly improving wall stability and performance.

 

Q) What materials are used in Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) These wall ties are made from high-quality brass and feature a special coated black stainless steel precision limited torque nut and a precision modified steel bar. This combination ensures durability, corrosion resistance, and long-term performance in various environmental conditions.

 

Q) What sizes are available for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) They are available in two sizes: 200mm for cavity widths of 40mm to 70mm and 225mm for cavity widths of 60mm to 70mm. This range accommodates different project specifications, providing flexibility and adaptability.

 

Q) What is the installation process for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) The installation involves drilling a hole through the brick of the outer leaf using an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit, inclining the drill slightly upwards. After reaching the cavity, set the depth gauge to 70mm and drill into the inner leaf. Clean the bore hole, attach the Wall Tie Setting Tool to a cordless drill, and set the torque to three-quarters strength. Insert the wall tie and drill at medium speed until the tie is securely set.

 

Q) Are Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties suitable for all types of masonry?

A) They are suitable for various masonry types, including brick, blockwork, and concrete. However, they are not recommended for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with a compressive strength of less than 7N/mm², as per BRE Digest 329 Decision Tree recommendations.

 

Q) What are the pull-out strengths of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) The pull-out strengths are 3.3kN for stock or Accrington brick, 3.0kN for common brickwork, 2.6kN for blockwork, 2.1kN for soft blockwork, 3.2kN for 40 N concrete, and 2.9kN for 30 N concrete. These figures highlight the reliability and strength of the ties across various masonry types.

 

Q) Can Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties be used in new construction projects?

A) Yes, they are ideal for both new construction and renovation projects, providing a reliable solution for reinforcing cavity walls in domestic and small commercial buildings up to three storeys high.

 

Q) What benefits do Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties offer over other wall tie systems?

A) They offer superior anchoring strength, rapid installation, reliable pre-torque settings, versatile application, high-quality construction, and enhanced structural integrity. These benefits make them a preferred choice for modern construction practices.

 

Q) How do Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties ensure a uniform fix?

A) The unique sleeve design of these wall ties allows the fixing sleeve to expand uniformly along its entire radial length. This provides a consistent and strong anchoring solution, unlike traditional ties that rely on point-loading.

 

Q) Are these wall ties easy to install?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are designed for quick and straightforward installation. The process can be completed in under 10 seconds, reducing labour time and costs, and ensuring efficient project completion.

 

Q) What tools are required for installing Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) You will need a Wall Tie Setting Tool, an SDS Rotary Power Drill, and an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit. These tools ensure proper drilling and secure installation of the wall ties.

 

Q) How do you ensure the ties are securely set during installation?

A) After drilling and cleaning the bore hole, insert the wall tie using the Wall Tie Setting Tool attached to a cordless drill. Set the drill’s torque to three-quarters strength and drill at medium speed. The clutch will indicate when the tie is securely set.

 

Q) What maintenance is required for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Once installed, these wall ties require minimal maintenance. Regular inspections can help ensure they remain secure and there are no signs of movement or degradation. Proper installation and occasional checks will help maintain their effectiveness over time.

 

Q) Can these wall ties be used to supplement existing wall ties?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties can be used to supplement existing wall ties, providing additional support and reinforcement where needed. This helps enhance the structural integrity and longevity of the building.

 

Q) What environmental conditions can Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties withstand?

A) These wall ties are constructed from high-quality materials, including brass and coated black stainless steel, making them resistant to corrosion and suitable for various environmental conditions.

 

Q) How do these wall ties contribute to the structural integrity of buildings?

A) By providing a strong and uniform anchoring solution, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties enhance the structural integrity of cavity walls. Their high pull-out strengths and robust construction ensure long-lasting stability and safety.

 

Q) Are there any limitations to using Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) They are not suitable for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with compressive strengths less than 7N/mm². Always ensure the substrates are sound and free from loose materials before installation.

 

Q) What are some typical applications for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) They are ideal for use in domestic dwellings, small commercial buildings, brickwork and blockwork reinforcement, cavity wall replacements, and masonry applications. These ties provide secure and reliable wall tie solutions for various construction projects.

 

Q) How do you prepare the wall before installing Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Inspect the outer and inner leaves of the wall to ensure they are sound and free from loose materials. Confirm that the cavity width is appropriate for the selected size of the wall ties. Gather the necessary tools and ensure the surfaces are clean and ready for drilling.

 

Q) Can these wall ties be used in both new builds and renovations?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are suitable for both new builds and renovation projects. Their robust design and reliable performance make them ideal for reinforcing cavity walls in various construction scenarios.

 

Q) How do these wall ties maintain moisture and thermal barriers within the cavity?

A) The uniform expansion of the fixing sleeve ensures a tight and secure fit, preventing water ingress and maintaining the integrity of the cavity's moisture and thermal barriers. This helps enhance the overall efficiency and durability of the building.

 

Q) Are these wall ties compliant with construction standards?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are designed to meet and exceed industry standards for wall tie replacements, ensuring they provide a reliable and compliant solution for enhancing structural integrity.

 

Q) How do you finish the installation of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) After setting the wall ties, inspect the installation to ensure they are firmly in place and there is no movement. Adjust the outer leaf connection if needed, and clean up any remaining debris from the installation area to maintain a neat and professional workspace.

 

Q) Can Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties be used in high-rise buildings?

A) They are suitable for buildings up to three storeys high. For taller structures, it is important to consult with a structural engineer to ensure the ties meet the specific requirements and standards for high-rise construction.

 

Q) What makes these wall ties a preferred choice for construction projects?

A) Their superior anchoring strength, rapid installation, reliable pre-torque settings, versatile application, high-quality construction, and enhanced structural integrity make Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties a preferred choice for modern construction projects.

 

Q) How do these wall ties improve project efficiency?

A) The quick and straightforward installation process of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties reduces labour time and costs, enhancing overall project efficiency. Their reliable performance ensures long-term stability, reducing the need for future repairs or replacements.

 

Q) How do you ensure the best results when using Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Follow the detailed installation instructions, including proper substrate preparation, precise drilling, and thorough cleaning of the bore hole. Use the recommended tools and settings to ensure a secure and reliable installation. Regular inspections and maintenance will help maintain the effectiveness and longevity of the wall ties.

Key Features of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties

✔️ Superior anchoring strength with full radial expansion for a uniform and robust fix.

✔️ Rapid installation with quick fixing in under 10 seconds, reducing labour time and costs.

✔️ Reliable pre-torque setting ensures pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN for secure installations.

✔️ Versatile application suitable for various masonry types, including brick and concrete.

✔️ High-quality construction from premium materials for durability and long-term performance.

 

Full Product Description

Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties represent the pinnacle of wall tie replacement technology, offering unmatched anchoring strength and reliability. Designed to address the limitations of traditional point-loading systems, these innovative ties provide a full radial expansion, ensuring a uniform and robust fix across a greater surface area. This design advancement significantly enhances the overall structural integrity of cavity walls, making these ties a superior choice for both residential and commercial applications.

Constructed from premium materials, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties feature a unique sleeve design concept. This allows the fixing sleeve to expand uniformly along its entire radial length, providing an exceptionally strong and consistent anchoring solution. Unlike traditional wall ties that rely on point-loading, these ties deliver a far more reliable and improved fix, ensuring long-term stability and performance.

The ties incorporate a special coated black stainless steel precision limited torque nut and a precision modified steel bar. This combination ensures rapid and continuous fixing along the full radial length of the sleeves in under 10 seconds. The inner leaf is securely fixed to a pre-torqued level before the outer leaf engages, guaranteeing a precise and dependable installation. The pre-torque setting reliably achieves pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN, making these ties an ideal solution for various construction challenges.

Available in two sizes - 200mm for cavity widths of 40mm to 70mm and 225mm for cavity widths of 60mm to 70mm - Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties offer flexibility to accommodate different project specifications. Their robust construction and superior design make them suitable for all wall tie replacement applications, except for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with a compressive strength of less than 7N/mm², as per BRE Digest 329 Decision Tree recommendations.

The performance of these wall ties is evidenced by impressive pull-out strengths:

  • 3.3kN for Stock or Accrington Brick

  • 3.0kN for Common Brickwork

  • 2.6kN for Blockwork

  • 2.1kN for Soft Blockwork

  • 3.2kN for 40 N Concrete

  • 2.9kN for 30 N Concrete

These figures highlight the ties' reliability and strength across various masonry types, ensuring they can meet the demands of diverse construction scenarios.

 

Product Benefits:

  • Superior Anchoring Strength: The unique design of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties ensures maximum anchoring strength by expanding along the full radial length, providing a uniform fix across the entire surface area of the sleeve anchor. This results in a substantially improved and more reliable fix compared to traditional point-loading systems.

  • Rapid Installation: Engineered for efficiency, these wall ties allow for rapid continuous fixing in under 10 seconds. The quick installation process reduces labour time and costs, enhancing overall project efficiency.

  • Reliable Pre-Torque Setting: The ties feature a pre-torque setting that reliably produces pull-out strengths exceeding 2.5kN. This ensures a secure and dependable installation, providing confidence in the structural integrity of the building.

  • Versatile Application: Suitable for various wall tie replacement applications, these ties are designed for use in multiple masonry types, including brick and concrete. They are not recommended for perforated bricks or friable blocks with compressive strengths less than 7N/mm².

  • High-Quality Construction: Made from premium materials, including a special coated black stainless steel precision limited torque nut and a precision modified steel bar, these ties offer durability and long-term performance in diverse environmental conditions.

  • Enhanced Structural Integrity: By providing a robust and uniform anchoring solution, these wall ties significantly enhance the structural integrity of cavity walls, ensuring long-lasting stability and safety.

 

Typical Applications

  • Domestic Dwellings: Ideal for use in residential buildings, providing secure and reliable wall tie solutions for brick or blockwork structures up to three storeys high.

  • Small Commercial Buildings: Suitable for small commercial buildings up to three storeys high, offering dependable support and stability for various construction projects.

  • Brickwork and Blockwork Reinforcement: Effective in reinforcing brick or blockwork walls, ensuring enhanced structural integrity and longevity.

  • Cavity Wall Replacement: Perfect for replacing existing cavity wall ties, providing a modern and robust solution to maintain wall stability and performance.

  • Supplementing Existing Wall Ties: Can be used to supplement existing wall ties, offering additional support and reinforcement where needed.

  • Masonry Applications: Suitable for use in various masonry applications, including stock or Accrington brick, common brickwork, blockwork, soft blockwork, and concrete.

Substrate Suitability:

Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are designed for use in various masonry substrates, including brick, blockwork, and concrete.

These ties are ideal for domestic dwellings and small commercial buildings up to three storeys high. They provide robust and reliable anchoring for brick or blockwork structures.

However, they are not suitable for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with a compressive strength of less than 7N/mm², as per BRE Digest 329 Decision Tree recommendations.

 

Preparation:

Before beginning the installation process, gather the necessary tools: a Wall Tie Setting Tool, an SDS Rotary Power Drill, and an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit. Begin by inspecting the outer and inner leaves of the wall to ensure they are sound and free from loose materials.

Confirm that the cavity width is appropriate for the selected size of the Platinum Brass Wall Ties—200mm for cavity widths of 40mm to 70mm, and 225mm for cavity widths of 60mm to 70mm. This step ensures you have the correct ties for your specific installation requirements.

 

Application Method:

To install Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties, start by drilling a hole through the brick of the outer leaf using an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit. Incline the drill slightly upwards to optimise the placement of the tie. Drill through the outer leaf until you reach the cavity. Once the tip of the drill touches the inner leaf, set the depth gauge to 70mm to ensure the correct drilling depth into the inner leaf.

Proceed to drill into the inner leaf, and if the inner leaf is made of blockwork, turn off the drill’s hammer action to prevent damage to the blockwork. Continue drilling until you achieve the required depth. After drilling, it is crucial to remove all dust and debris from the bore hole. Use an airline or air pump to thoroughly clean the hole, ensuring a clean surface for the installation of the wall tie.

Next, prepare your cordless drill by attaching the Wall Tie Setting Tool into the chuck. Set the drill’s clutch/torque to three-quarters strength. Insert the end of the wall tie into the Wall Tie Setting Tool. Begin drilling at medium speed and push the tie to the back of the drilled hole. Ensure there is “friction” when the tie passes through the outer leaf. If there is no friction, pre-expand the tie slightly before insertion to ensure a snug fit. When the clutch operates, indicating that the tie is securely set, the installation is complete.

 

Finishing:

After the wall tie is securely set, inspect the installation to ensure the tie is firmly in place and there is no movement. This verification step is crucial to maintaining the structural integrity and stability of the wall.

Adjust the outer leaf connection if needed to confirm that it is properly tightened. Clean up any remaining debris or dust from the installation area to maintain a neat and professional workspace.

Proper finishing ensures that the wall tie is correctly positioned and ready to provide long-lasting support.

Q) What are Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are high-performance cavity wall ties designed to replace or supplement existing wall ties. Constructed from brass with special coated black stainless steel precision components, they offer superior anchoring strength and a uniform fix across a larger surface area, enhancing the structural integrity of walls.

 

Q) How do Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties differ from traditional wall ties?

A) Unlike traditional point-loading wall ties, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties expand along their full radial length, providing a strong and uniform fix. This innovative design ensures a more reliable and robust anchoring solution, significantly improving wall stability and performance.

 

Q) What materials are used in Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) These wall ties are made from high-quality brass and feature a special coated black stainless steel precision limited torque nut and a precision modified steel bar. This combination ensures durability, corrosion resistance, and long-term performance in various environmental conditions.

 

Q) What sizes are available for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) They are available in two sizes: 200mm for cavity widths of 40mm to 70mm and 225mm for cavity widths of 60mm to 70mm. This range accommodates different project specifications, providing flexibility and adaptability.

 

Q) What is the installation process for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) The installation involves drilling a hole through the brick of the outer leaf using an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit, inclining the drill slightly upwards. After reaching the cavity, set the depth gauge to 70mm and drill into the inner leaf. Clean the bore hole, attach the Wall Tie Setting Tool to a cordless drill, and set the torque to three-quarters strength. Insert the wall tie and drill at medium speed until the tie is securely set.

 

Q) Are Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties suitable for all types of masonry?

A) They are suitable for various masonry types, including brick, blockwork, and concrete. However, they are not recommended for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with a compressive strength of less than 7N/mm², as per BRE Digest 329 Decision Tree recommendations.

 

Q) What are the pull-out strengths of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) The pull-out strengths are 3.3kN for stock or Accrington brick, 3.0kN for common brickwork, 2.6kN for blockwork, 2.1kN for soft blockwork, 3.2kN for 40 N concrete, and 2.9kN for 30 N concrete. These figures highlight the reliability and strength of the ties across various masonry types.

 

Q) Can Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties be used in new construction projects?

A) Yes, they are ideal for both new construction and renovation projects, providing a reliable solution for reinforcing cavity walls in domestic and small commercial buildings up to three storeys high.

 

Q) What benefits do Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties offer over other wall tie systems?

A) They offer superior anchoring strength, rapid installation, reliable pre-torque settings, versatile application, high-quality construction, and enhanced structural integrity. These benefits make them a preferred choice for modern construction practices.

 

Q) How do Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties ensure a uniform fix?

A) The unique sleeve design of these wall ties allows the fixing sleeve to expand uniformly along its entire radial length. This provides a consistent and strong anchoring solution, unlike traditional ties that rely on point-loading.

 

Q) Are these wall ties easy to install?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are designed for quick and straightforward installation. The process can be completed in under 10 seconds, reducing labour time and costs, and ensuring efficient project completion.

 

Q) What tools are required for installing Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) You will need a Wall Tie Setting Tool, an SDS Rotary Power Drill, and an 11mm SDS Masonry Drill Bit. These tools ensure proper drilling and secure installation of the wall ties.

 

Q) How do you ensure the ties are securely set during installation?

A) After drilling and cleaning the bore hole, insert the wall tie using the Wall Tie Setting Tool attached to a cordless drill. Set the drill’s torque to three-quarters strength and drill at medium speed. The clutch will indicate when the tie is securely set.

 

Q) What maintenance is required for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Once installed, these wall ties require minimal maintenance. Regular inspections can help ensure they remain secure and there are no signs of movement or degradation. Proper installation and occasional checks will help maintain their effectiveness over time.

 

Q) Can these wall ties be used to supplement existing wall ties?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties can be used to supplement existing wall ties, providing additional support and reinforcement where needed. This helps enhance the structural integrity and longevity of the building.

 

Q) What environmental conditions can Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties withstand?

A) These wall ties are constructed from high-quality materials, including brass and coated black stainless steel, making them resistant to corrosion and suitable for various environmental conditions.

 

Q) How do these wall ties contribute to the structural integrity of buildings?

A) By providing a strong and uniform anchoring solution, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties enhance the structural integrity of cavity walls. Their high pull-out strengths and robust construction ensure long-lasting stability and safety.

 

Q) Are there any limitations to using Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) They are not suitable for use in perforated bricks or friable blocks with compressive strengths less than 7N/mm². Always ensure the substrates are sound and free from loose materials before installation.

 

Q) What are some typical applications for Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) They are ideal for use in domestic dwellings, small commercial buildings, brickwork and blockwork reinforcement, cavity wall replacements, and masonry applications. These ties provide secure and reliable wall tie solutions for various construction projects.

 

Q) How do you prepare the wall before installing Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Inspect the outer and inner leaves of the wall to ensure they are sound and free from loose materials. Confirm that the cavity width is appropriate for the selected size of the wall ties. Gather the necessary tools and ensure the surfaces are clean and ready for drilling.

 

Q) Can these wall ties be used in both new builds and renovations?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are suitable for both new builds and renovation projects. Their robust design and reliable performance make them ideal for reinforcing cavity walls in various construction scenarios.

 

Q) How do these wall ties maintain moisture and thermal barriers within the cavity?

A) The uniform expansion of the fixing sleeve ensures a tight and secure fit, preventing water ingress and maintaining the integrity of the cavity's moisture and thermal barriers. This helps enhance the overall efficiency and durability of the building.

 

Q) Are these wall ties compliant with construction standards?

A) Yes, Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties are designed to meet and exceed industry standards for wall tie replacements, ensuring they provide a reliable and compliant solution for enhancing structural integrity.

 

Q) How do you finish the installation of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) After setting the wall ties, inspect the installation to ensure they are firmly in place and there is no movement. Adjust the outer leaf connection if needed, and clean up any remaining debris from the installation area to maintain a neat and professional workspace.

 

Q) Can Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties be used in high-rise buildings?

A) They are suitable for buildings up to three storeys high. For taller structures, it is important to consult with a structural engineer to ensure the ties meet the specific requirements and standards for high-rise construction.

 

Q) What makes these wall ties a preferred choice for construction projects?

A) Their superior anchoring strength, rapid installation, reliable pre-torque settings, versatile application, high-quality construction, and enhanced structural integrity make Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties a preferred choice for modern construction projects.

 

Q) How do these wall ties improve project efficiency?

A) The quick and straightforward installation process of Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties reduces labour time and costs, enhancing overall project efficiency. Their reliable performance ensures long-term stability, reducing the need for future repairs or replacements.

 

Q) How do you ensure the best results when using Platinum Brass Mechanical Wall Ties?

A) Follow the detailed installation instructions, including proper substrate preparation, precise drilling, and thorough cleaning of the bore hole. Use the recommended tools and settings to ensure a secure and reliable installation. Regular inspections and maintenance will help maintain the effectiveness and longevity of the wall ties.

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