This year Helifix will be exhibiting at Retro-Expo London from Thursday 5th December to Friday 6th December at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. Helifix will be found on stand E4.
Helifix chose the 2 day exhibition to showcase our specialist helical wall ties, fixings and repair systems. Repair and refurbishment is increasingly acknowledged as the more sustainable alternative to demolition, in terms of architectural value, materials usage, cost and environmental impact. For more information regarding the show click here.
Stand Number: E4
Event Venue: Business Design Centre – Gallery Hall and Atrium
52 Upper Street
Interested in visiting? Click here to register.
New from structural repair specialists Helifix, the Concrete Crack Injection Repair Kit is a low viscosity, fast curing epoxy sealing system for repairing cracks in concrete. Easy to use, the kit contains the necessary components, materials and instructions for an efficient and reliable crack repair that will cure in around 12 hours to be as strong as the concrete.
The recently upgraded BowTie HD is the ideal solution to the problem of bulging and unstable building walls. Fully concealed once installed, it rapidly restores structural stabilisation by securing the wall to internal joists or rafters without the need for any unsightly tie bars or pattress plates.
This year Helifix will be exhibiting at three Retrofit Roadshows in the North West, North East and West Midlands regions. Helifix chose the single-day conference, exhibition and networking events to showcase our specialist helical wall ties, fixings and repair systems. Repair and refurbishment is increasingly acknowledged as the more sustainable alternative to demolition, in terms of architectural value, materials usage, cost and environmental impact. For more information regarding the shows click here
Come and visit us at the following shows:
Retrofit North West at the ACC in Liverpool – 3rd September 2013
Retrofit North East at the Civic Centre in Newcastle - 5th September 2013
Retrofit Birmingham & West Midlands at Millennium Point in Birmingham – 10th September 2013
To book a ticket please click here
To complement its new technical brochure, ‘Principles, Products and Applications’, HELIFIX has launched a full set of individual product datasheets. These provide detailed information on every helical fixing in the range, identify those that carry CE Marking under the Construction Products Regulation and aid product selection, specification and installation.
Wall ties, fixings and masonry reinforcement specialist, Helifix, has completed all CE Marking requirements for its new build and masonry repair product range.
Under the EU Construction Products Regulation, all construction products manufactured after 1st July 2013 and covered either by a harmonised European standard or a European Technical Approval must carry the CE mark, or cannot legally be sold in the UK or any other member state of the EEA.
Often cracks appear in walls because of subsidence related problems.
Shrinkable Clay Soils
- Loss of moisture from clay soils causes reduction in volume – “shrinkage”. As the soil shrinks support for foundations is lost causing subsidence.
- Moisture loss can be caused by evaporation during warm dry spells or by extraction by trees and vegetation.
- Volume reduction can be permanent or temporary (e.g. seasonal). Recovery to the volume greater than that at the time of construction can cause “heave”.
New Helifix literature, featuring the latest innovative sustainable structural solutions
Since developing the original helical fixing in 1984, HELIFIX has continued to innovate, expanding its range to include specialist helical wall ties, fixings and masonry reinforcement systems for use in both new build and refurbishment.
In addition to full product information, the new brochure ‘Principles, Products and Applications’ also includes a summary of the company’s innovation accomplishments spanning almost 30 years.
Following the ABE Yorkshire & Humber Region AGM, James Plaskitt, the local Area Manager of Helifix Ltd, presented an educational seminar about the benefits of using Helifix concealed non-disruptive repair methods with regard to cost-effectiveness, aesthetic impact, project timescales and limiting design implications. The seminar was held at the Think Low Carbon Centre, Barnsley in front of 40 mixed building professionals.
There are between 60-70,000 masonry arch bridges in the UK.
Many of these are over one hundred years old and were originally designed to support the loads of a typical horse and cart. All the bridges in the UK have now been assessed for strength and an estimated 45,000 masonry arches are under-strength for their modern usage patterns.