THE AWARD WINNING BRICK BRACE SAFETY TOOL
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GUARANTEED SAFER, SUPERIOR & EASIER MASONRY ALTERATIONS OR YOUR MONEY BACK!
Only £28.00 Inc VAT, full instructions, a correct procedure, the Brick Brace masonry weight awareness chart and Delivery Anywhere Within the UK
BRICK BRACE FEEDBACK
Mr S. Dunaway
Top quality product.
“After taking the time to read and understand what the Brick Brace has to offer, I can now appreciate the impact this system can have on improving the safety of structural alterations.
After all structural alterations are the only general construction based procedures where NO training or advice is offered to any tradesman”.
“For me, Brick Brace is not just a product; it has provided an understanding of the task, with clear guidance on the limitations of all the equipment.
I also received very helpful advice and instructions from the guys at Brick Brace regarding my own project.
I challenge you all to find another company so invested in your own safety when it comes to structural alterations”.
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Using The Brick Brace; Step One
A 35 degree angle in a stretcher bond and a 25 degree angle in a Flemish bond from both ends of the opening, carrying up to the central perpendicular joint where both angles meet is the load-point.
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 requires support due to the brickwork above naturally arching.
However, upon larger openings and the 3 points do not remain, this law changes. And the weight of all of the storey height rests back over the length of the opening, due to the brickwork not having the correct arching effect,
This masonry can weigh up to 10 times more than only the small triangle and is why tongued prop attachments are so easily overloaded.
Re-instate A load point
Fit the Brick Brace Safety tool through the top of a broken triangle and it becomes complete, reducing the load to a minimum and safely reducing the number of props required, cost effective without compromising safety.
The Brick Brace reduces the weight of the load to eliminate the main cause of collapse.
Single Brick Brace Safety Tools
To Fit the Brick Brace; use a hammer drill with a 10mm masonry bit to remove the mortar from the required perpendicular joint. Whether left or right-handed insert the Brick Brace safety tool into the drilled out joint with the centre set screw being on your favoured side and engage fully to the angled plate. Ensure the rear nuts allow both plates to run parallel with each other when the tool is expanding within the joint. To increase tool life, do not hammer the tools when joints are tight, use either an 11mm masonry drill bit, mechanical mortar raker or a file to increase joint size. Use a 19mm spanner/torque wrench to tighten the central set screw approximately 40Nm. The masonry is now reinforced and ready for safer alterations, clearer access and superior results.
A single tool can be used to create openings of up to six brick lengths upon 4” brickwork within a cement mortar mix, supporting all 15 bricks within the triangle of masonry above at any height with nothing to obstruct the fitting area and a five-brick length opening is achievable within a lime mortar mix. Ensure all three points of the triangle of brickwork above the opening are intact and the brickwork is free of voids.
When an opening is required within both sides of a cavity or 9” wall, it is recommended to brace externally and prop internally when suitable, leaving the external face side clear for scaffolding and working access, at any height.
Brick Brace Safety Tools are fitted within the course directly above a proposed opening at a maximum of three bricks apart in a cement mortar mix and a maximum of two and a half bricks apart within a weak or lime mortar mix.
Single safety tools are also used to stabilise the unpredictable lateral strength of a structure, to re-instate a load-point which safely reduces the weight of the load and used as an aid to support the un-held brickwork in between props to reduce the risk of minor & major collapse when propping.
Prop & Brace; We do not endorse the misuse of any temporary masonry support equipment however as it’s become strangely acceptable to overload tongued prop attachments through over extending from the wall to gain sufficient access, we highly recommend bracing all eccentrically propped brickwork to prevent the same needless recurring accidents caused through overloading due to the unpredictable lateral strength of the structure.
Fit a permanent support within existing masonry at any height with the correct fitting/work access. Replace lintels, fit new fire guards, cavity trays & D.P.C’s with ease. Re-instate a load-point to reduce the weight of the load and an under-pinning aid. Strengthen/stabilise lime mortar masonry to eliminate the risk of collapse and aids most remedial works, brickwork renovations & repairs.
We Are Here To Help You Adapt!
For unbiased advice regarding any masonry alterations task contact us;
Tel; 01895 546405
Call Anthony On; 07545 462463
To help us help you, please read our 2023 masonry wall propping guide to ensure you give us sufficient information of your task.
Book A Brick Brace Demonstration On your own project, from as little as £720.00, Includes ½ day training, the Brick Brace Full Set and VAT.
We created the Brick Brace to provide further options, to counter act all of the hidden problems of eccentrically propping, to make alterations easier to plan, to be more controllable, safer, easier and to ensure future generations are taught correctly.
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BRICK BRACE SYSTEM BENEFITS
Simple to adapt to
Re-instates a load point to safely reduce the weight of the load
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
Fully tested in multiples
Supports all of the masonry, even in lime mortars
Guaranteed superior finish to a task
Versatile & Lightweight
Raises the standards set within temporary support works
Also use when propping for total control of a task
Protection against minor collapse in-between props
Allows a prop to be manoeuvred safely during a task
Reducing the number of props required
Pays for itself within two applications
Reduced Repair time
Easy To Store/ Fits in a tool bag
Reduced carbon footprint
Designed & Manufactured in Great Britain.
Superior results and time saved
The award winning Brick Brace, instructions and guidance address all the main causes of minor and major collapse when altering a brickwork structure.
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