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Brick Brace – Full Set

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£275.00

The Brick Brace Safety System Full Set

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 THE AWARD WINNING 

BRICK BRACE SAFETY SYSTEM

FULL SET

12 safety tools, 12 hooks, 6 half couplers, anchor bolts, prompt UK delivery, full instructions and a correct procedure.

(Scaffold tube not included)

GUARANTEED, SAFER, SUPERIOR & EASIER MASONRY ALTERATIONS OR YOUR MONEY BACK!

30 DAY FREE TRIAL!

 Support 100% of the masonry above the opening, gain further fitting space, reduce repair time and achieve a guaranteed superior and safer finish.

BRICK BRACE BENEFITS

Simple to adapt to

 Improves Masonry Alterations knowledge

Providing further temporary support options

Keyhole surgery for face brickwork

Full access to the task

Ensures future generations are taught safely & correctly

 Use at any height, high or low

 Stabilises lime & weak mortar masonry to prevent collapse

No Lost or falling masonry

The only temporary support equipment fully tested in multiples on brickwork

 Supports all of the masonry, even in lime mortars

Guaranteed superior finish to a task

Versatile & Lightweight

No voids/traps in scaffolds

Also use when propping for total control of a task

Increases the variable & unknown S.W.L of bendable tongued prop attachments

Protection against minor collapse in-between props

Re-instates a load point to safely reduce the weight of the load

Allows a prop to be manoeuvred safely during a task

Safely minimising the number of props required

Pays for itself within two applications

Minimal Repair time

Easy To Store/ Fits in a tool bag

Reduced carbon footprint

Designed & Manufactured with British steel in Great Britain

Superior results and time saved

 GUARANTEED

When knowing every task of masonry alterations is different, each project will be planned upon its own merit and carried out safely by using a combination/variety of temporary masonry support equipment most suitable that also stabilises the structure, supports all of the masonry and gives the correct fitting/working access.

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The many different scenarios of masonry alterations require far more preparation than only using Acrow props fitted with Strongboy’s as they do not offer the correct fitting work space for every task without dangerously overloading the structure above.

We created the Brick Brace to provide further options, to counter act all of the hidden problems of eccentrically propping, to make alterations more controllable, safer and easier during the task and to ensure future generations are taught correctly.

To Brace masonry, the force required upon the safety tools is estimated at 700N, for a safety factor of x 3 the force required in the safety tool is 2.1kN.

A recommended torque of 40Nm produces a force of 3.28kN which is more than adequate even allowing for some fall off in force as the tool beds in. This torque is also readily achievable on site and was also used in the test via a ratchet spanner. It also provides a force well below that to crush the end faces of the brick. When bricks were removed from below there was no distress whatsoever, no visible movement or cracking which suggested that the calculations are very reasonable.

All existing propping methods rely upon the unpredictable lateral strength of the masonry to work safely, the Brick Brace strengthens and stabilises masonry to prevent collapse.

The Brick Brace is designed to offer further & safer options, to give superior results with a safer fitting/working access and when used in-conjunction with existing propping methods the Brick Brace supports all of the un-held masonry in between props and also helps to avoid collapse through overloading.

Fitted 3 bricks apart in a cement mortar mix, a maximum of 2.5 bricks apart within a lime or weak mortar mix and within every perpendicular joint within block work.

WHY ALSO USE THE BRICK BRACE AS A SAFETY BELT WHEN PROPPING?

The traditional tongued prop attachment was designed in the mid 1980’s when a cavity size was only 50mm but due to changes in construction design a cavity has now doubled to 100mm and even up to 150mm upon newer properties, with open plan living accommodation also increasing the opening sizes within a typical residential extension.

Attempting tasks which require longer & wider steels with welded top/bottom plates for large cavities and still only using out of date Strongboy’s is where more problems of overloading through over extending even further from the wall to gain adequate access arise, the safe working load is almost halved when only using the end 100mm of the tongue.

The TWf (Temporary Works forum) description of a Tongued prop attachment in the 2017 temporary works tool kit, part 10;

 Steel plates (approx. 150mm × 350mm) that fit onto the head of an adjustable steel prop (‘Acrow’). The plates can be cut into the mortar joint above the new lintel. They will be positioned at relatively close centres (around 750mm) and rely on the brickwork arching between them. They can typically support loads of around 350kg (as the applied load is eccentric to the prop) and are generally used for openings up to around 3m wide, with heights less than around 3m. If an opening is to be formed in a thick wall, or the opening is wide, then a designed needling scheme would be required. The needles should be positioned not more than 1m apart and the load on each needle should be calculated.

The main cause of collapse during masonry alterations is overloading due to underestimating the weight of the load and by removing tongued prop attachments from the wall to avoid 1st floor wall damage upon finished rooms and/or attempting to gain more fitting access as over extending an eccentrically loaded Acrow prop greatly affects the safe working load.

It’s urban myth that the Strongboy is suitable for every task, with the instructions changed by enforcement of the H.S.E in November 2015 and now read;

“Before using a Strongboy you should identify that it is a suitable method to carry out the intended works”.

Where fitted with a Strongboy or any other similar designed product an Acrow props safe working load decreases by at least 90%, from 3,400kg down to the maximum 340kg and can even reduce down to 0kg of which depends on the size & the working height of the Acrow prop, how plumb, how tightly fitted and how far the Acrow prop is positioned from the centre of the wall.

Without warning a Strongboy changes the direction of the load onto the side of the Acrow props inner tube of which is designed only for vertical loads, from the head plate down to the foot plate, which is why the Brick Brace should also be used when propping eccentrically.

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An eccentrically loaded Acrow prop curves and loses height when overloaded or over tightened.

To prevent the inner tube from curving it should exit the outer tube no more than 50% when eccentrically propping; ensure to use the correct sized Acrow prop for the task ahead.

 (Below is a graph showing the variations of an Acrow props Safe Working Load when concentrically loaded from head plate straight down to foot plate.)

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Using the Brick Brace in-conjunction with the traditional propping methods reduces labour & repair time without cutting corners or compromising safety, supports the masonry in between props and also improves the unpredictable lateral strength that all existing propping methods rely on to work safely.

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The Brick Brace Safety tool/system, weight charts, correct procedures & proven strategies address all the main causes of minor and major collapse to ensure future generations are taught safely & correctly.

NO LOST OR FALLING MASONRY & MINIMAL “MAKING GOOD”

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Prop internally upon bonded 9″ to 13″ walls and brace externally for superior and safer fitting access.

Lime mortar 9″ masonry has very little lateral strength and can weigh over 600kg per square metre, (120 bricks plus mortar) which would require at least five Strongboy’s per linear metre (at 167mm centre’s) on wide openings upon a typical two storey residential property, this can weigh 1,440Kg per linear metre without roof loads which makes using Strongboy’s highly unsuitable for the task without also using the Brick Brace to stabilise the masonry beforehand and to reduce & share the weight of the load in uniform.

Reduce risk of minor & major collapse upon wider openings by bracing the masonry when dangerously removing an opening down to the full depth to gain sufficient access for genie lifts within a forest full of loaded Acrow props.

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Also use as a safety belt above openings when propping or needling to reduce the weight of the load to prevent collapse from overloading & accidental knocks of loaded props from masonry removal, to safely minimise the number of Acrow props within the fitting area, to hold the brickwork in-between props and to also support the masonry as one whole piece rather than individual bricks as in the case of only using existing propping equipment. 

Recent E-Bay feedback

“I can’t believe I’ve waited so long to use this product!! Brilliant.”

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BRILLIANT! Saved a lot of time and the beam went in with very little effort and no lifting gear due to our scaffold platform. I would highly recommend this system and we will be using it for all opening works from now on.

J. Hoggard, Builder

East Riding Of Yorkshire

The tongued prop attachment has falsely eased a difficult task due to thirty years of insufficient warnings & misleading instructions, increasing the risk of the user to overload a structure and suppressing the true level of knowledge required to carry out masonry alterations correctly.

EXAMPLE

Load-Point

Which masonry requires support?

A 45 degree angle upon half bonded block work, a 35 degree angle in a Stretcher bond and a 25 degree angle upon a Flemish or English bond, from both ends of the opening, carrying up through the bed and perp joints to the central perpendicular joint where both angles meet is the location of a load-point.

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 When an opening is made within an existing wall and a load point is intact, the triangle of brickwork above the opening is the only masonry that could collapse, therefore this is the only masonry that requires temporary support.


This small triangle of masonry is also what Strongboy’s were designed to support when fitted 900mm apart and used within the 215mm maximum eccentricity.

Upon larger openings within a typical two storey residential property and any of the 3 points of the triangle do not remain, this law changes and all of the weight of the storey height above will rest back over the length of the opening (including roof loads, when they apply) due to the masonry above not safely arching.

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This masonry can weigh up to 10 times more in most cases than just the smaller triangle and is why Strongboy’s are so easily overloaded upon wider openings.

Fit the Brick Brace to reinstate a load-point, as shown within the drawing below to safely reduce the weight of the load back to the small triangle of masonry and to minimise the amount of impeding Strongboy’s required without dangerously overloading the equipment.

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(Scenario C below, shows the Brick Brace Safety System being used within a lime mortar mix)

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The Brick Brace Safety tool, weight charts, correct procedures & proven strategies address all the main causes of minor and major collapse during masonry alterations.

Please view our masonry weight awareness chart for further guidance.

A Strongboy was designed in the mid 1980’s when openings were smaller and a cavity only 50mm, due to changes in construction design a typical cavity has doubled to 100mm and 150mm+ upon newer properties for further thermal value and open plan living accommodation has vastly increased the opening and steel sizes within a typical residential extension.

Attempting tasks which require longer & wider steels with welded top/bottom plates for large cavities and still only using out of date Strongboy’s is where more problems of overloading through over extending even further from the wall arise.

We have studied temporary masonry support for many years, more than anyone before us, our fully patented method of strengthening masonry before any alterations take place is the further preparation required for safer and superior results, guaranteed or your money back. 

 

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The Brick Brace knowledge, guidance, correct procedures, weight charts and proven strategies address all the main causes of collapse during masonry alterations and will keep you within the Construction, Design & Management 2015 guidelines of which also covers small  domestic projects.

 Regulation 19

(Stability of structures)

 All practicable steps must be taken to prevent danger, ensure that any new or existing structure does not collapse or become unstable due to the carrying out of construction work.

 Temporary support must be designed, installed and maintained to withstand foreseeable loads and only used for the purposes for which it was designed for. A structure must not be loaded as to render it unsafe to any person.

Respect your legal responsibilities and respect the welfare of everyone around you.

 

1 review for Brick Brace – Full Set

  1. Colin harrison
    / (verified owner) :

    I have a two set of these and makes it so much easier to install steel beam/lintel, I’ve used it with just a single scaffold pole and the claps and works fantastically no dropped brick no cracked in the motor and no obstruction of acrows while trying to install your beam/lintel, I’ve since used it with a scaffold beam and the claps to fit an 5.8m 254×254 beam bolted to a 4.6m 254×254 return beam on a detached house, to do both beams I used a full set and a few claps from second set, I also used there propwise to support the internal wall. I can’t fault how they work and won’t be doing any beam installations any other way, even my architect was impressed how much of a span was achieved with the brickbrace and scaffold beam set up. I would true advise anyone thinking of buy these to do so you won’t look back.

    5 out of 5

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