BowTie

For restraining bowed walls

Helifix BowTie

BowTie is a long stainless steel tie used to stabilise bulging walls, without any external plates, by securing them into the ends of internal floor joists.

BowTie HD is a heavy duty 12mm diameter threaded bar with self-cutting end used to restrain bowing building walls by securing them to internal parallel floor joists or roof beams.

Components

  • Drill bit for clearance hole
  • BowTies
  • Power support tool
  • HD Driver
  • Hand support tool
  • PolyPlus resin cartridge with extension nozzles and applicator

1. Mark the position of the joist centre on the external wall and then drill a clearance hole (normally 12mm) through the wall (and first joist if parallel to the wall). Clean out the hole

 

2. Fit the BowTie Support Tool to an SDS rotary hammer drill, insert the BowTie and drive it into joist end to the required depth – at least 75mm (or through the second joist if parallel)

 

3. Fit the plastic sleeve over the BowTie and use the support tool to push it to the back of the hole in the masonry (in the outer leaf in a cavity wall)

 

4. Inject PolyPlus resin to fill the hole and bond the BowTie to the masonry and then make good

BowTie HD

1. Mark the position of the joist centre on the external wall and then drill a clearance hole (normally 16mm) through the wall. Clean out the hole

 

2. Fit the BowTie HD Support Tool to an SDS rotary hammer drill, insert the BowTie HD and drive it (off hammer) into, and through, the first and second joists

 

3. Fit the plastic sleeve over the BowTie HD and use the support tool to push it to the back of the hole in the wall (outer leaf in a cavity wall)

 

4. Inject PolyPlus resin to fill the hole and bond the BowTie HD to the masonry, allow the resin to gel and then make good

 

  • For stabilising bowed external building walls by securing them to internal floor and ceiling joists
  • Standard BowTies are recommended when installing into joist ends
  • BowTie HDs are recommended when installing into joist sides
 
  • Quick, easy, non-disruptive external installation
  • Self-tapping design – no splitting of timbers
  • Effective in all common building materials
  • Suitable for hardwood use
  • Easily tested for security of fixing
  • Fully concealed – no unsightly external plates

BowTie HD installed through parallel floor joists