What Is Brick Brace?

 THE BRICK BRACE IMITATES A LOAD-POINT

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LIGHT YEARS AHEAD!

The fully tested hand held Brick Brace safety tool is inserted into a drilled out mortar perpendicular joint and then tightened with a ratchet a spanner, increasing the unknown lateral strength of bonded lime & cement mortar masonry with a force of 40Nm which through vigorous testing is proven to be strong and stable enough to prevent collapse on site during alterations.

You require a hammer drill with a 10mm masonry drill bit to remove the mortar from the perp/joint and a 19mm socket spanner to expand the inserted Brick Brace.

The Brick Brace safety system requires a scaffold tube, Hammer Drill, 8mm and 10mm masonry drill bits, 15, 19, 21mm sockets and a ratchet. The 40Nm torque required to expand the Brick Brace is similar to tightening a scaffold fitting. To remove the masonry below, use a disc cutter and a light set hammer drill with the correct chisel fittings, a masonry or traditional hand saw is sufficient for lime mortar mixes, full instructions and a correct procedure are provided and also available to read or print via our instructions/download page.

APPLICATIONS

Fit a permanent support within existing masonry at any height with the correct fitting/work access. Replace lintels, fit new cavity trays & D.P.C’s with ease. Re-instate a load-point to reduce the weight of the load that requires support. An under-pinning aid. Strengthen/stabilise lime mortar masonry and aids all remedial works, brickwork renovations & repairs.

ONCE USED, ALWAYS USED!

The stability & lateral strength of masonry during alterations is unpredictable and varies upon every task of which depends upon the length of the opening, the mortar mix, the quality & the age of the masonry.

All existing propping methods rely on the unknown stability & lateral strength of the masonry to work safely which is why the Brick Brace should also be used to prevent minor & major collapse.IMG 0563

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 The Brick Brace Safety System safely supports masonry upon openings up to 3,150mm (14 Brick Lengths) without any impeding Acrow props at any height high or low

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Openings up to 5,400mm  with full fitting access when using a 6 metre aluminium scaffold beam over the opening.

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

For Full Access & Safer and Superior Masonry Alterations.

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 RECENT BRICK BRACE FEEDBACK

Mr S. Dunaway

 (Builder From Surrey)

 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 it’s the only general construction based procedure 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!

The more methods known, the safer and easier the different tasks of supporting masonry become.

Temporary support equipment options in alphabetical order; Acrow props, Brick Brace, Needles, Prop-Wise and Strongboy’s?

Using a variety of temporary masonry support equipment allows safer options, reduces repair time and supports all of the masonry in between props and also improves the unknown variable safe working load of the existing propping methods;

Brick Brace with Acrow props, Brick Brace with Needles, Brick Brace with Prop-Wise or Brick Brace with Strongboy’s and depends on the task at hand of which variety is most suitable.

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Safety tools are fitted 3 bricks apart in a cement mortar mix, a maximum of 2.5 bricks apart within a lime mortar mix and in every perpendicular joint within block work.

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To fit a single safety tool you require the use of a hammer drill with a 10mm masonry drill bit to remove the mortar from the perpendicular joint and a 19mm socket spanner to expand the Brick Brace. The Brick Brace safety system requires a Hammer Drill, 8mm and 10mm masonry drill bits, 15, 19, 21mm sockets and a ratchet. The 40Nm torque required to expand the Brick Brace is similar to tightening a scaffold fitting. To remove the masonry below, use a disc cutter and a light set hammer drill with the correct chisel fittings, a masonry or traditional hand saw is sufficient for lime mortar mixes, full instructions and a correct procedure are provided and also available to read or print via our instructions/download page.

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  PROP-WISE

LIMITED EDITION

Designed for the head plate of the Acrow prop to take the load and not the side of the inner tube.

Designed with a flat head to ease internal use at ceiling height and to fit neatly into a tool bag.

The safest method of propping 4″ to 6″masonry.

Using fewer Acrow props due to reduced eccentricity which also gives a superior safe working load.

Maximum safe working load 500kg, supplied with full instructions and Acrow prop guidance and is by far the safest tongued prop attachment on the market.

Prop-Wise x 4 – Click Here To View Product

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Only £99.00

The Brick Brace Safety Tool, the Prop-Wise masonry support, our guidance, weight charts and proven strategies safely ease a difficult task and address all the main causes of collapse during masonry alterations.

Brick Brace review

By Lateral Solutions Group Ltd

(April 2016)

Having been a builder now for over 30 years, I could be justifiably accused of being stuck in my ways in certain aspects of the building trade, one of those areas are removing sections of load bearing walls and creating new window and door openings, tools required, Props, Needles & Strong boys . . . . . Not anymore!

 After reading an article regarding safe working loads of when using Acrow props, in a nut shell the load calculations are as follows :-

 

An Acrow prop, max S.W.L is 3,400Kg

 

Two Acrow props & a needle method this is then reduced to max S.W.L 1,700kg

 

An Acrow fitted with a prop attachment ( Strongboy) this is then reduced to max S.W.L 340Kg

 

So with a little research on the best kept secret in the building trade . . .

 

Brick Brace steps into the ring!

 

I’ve used this product now for nearly 1 year, first of all, it’s like carrying around 12 Acrows,5 Needles & two Strongboys in a small tool box, Great start!

 

Secondly, does it work & How?

The answer to the first question is an easy yes it does!

The answer to the second question, without sounding like a salesman for this product is as follows:-

 

A single brace that fits in your hand can support an opening of up to 1575mm opening supporting the full triangle of Cement, mortar & masonry above.

With the full kit, as mentioned carried in a small toolbox capable of supporting an opening of up to 4500mm with the use of only 1 prop to the middle! No Acrow hindering access for the installation of steels, no repairing brickwork above where to needles were! Window opening above ground floor. . A breeze!

 

Finally in my opinion . . . IT’S A KNOCK OUT!! Brick brace  wins, hands down! 

I have now vowed as a builder to stop living in the dark ages and start moving forward with new equipment and new methods of construction.