A presentation to Yorkshire’s RICS members on structural repairs and wall tie replacement.

Last Wednesday night I was a guest at the offices of Drivers Jonas Deloitte in the centre of Leeds. The RICS are very keen on continuing professional development and local training coordinator Adam Osborne MRICS, asked me along to bring the members up to speed on specialist structural repairs of buildings and wall tie corrosion. […]

25th aniversary newsletter is full of damp proofing,wall tie and structural repair jobs from 2011

It’s just over 25 years since I started Brick-Tie and our forth annual newsletter showcases a handfull of jobs done over the past year including specialist structural repairs to commercial buildings, cintec and helifix tie work, conservation work and news on more training and awards for my team. Click here to view pdf.. I’m very […]

Structural repairs to buildings, using Cintec grouted anchors and diamond drilling methods–Part 1 The Cintec Anchor

  Repairs to Yorkshire and Derbyshire’s old buildings and structures, which have moved or cracked, is something I’ve been involved in for about 25 years. Usually resin bonded or cemetitious stainless steel ties are used. Every building is different though and each has to be treated on merit. Sometimes serious movement has occurred or is […]

Guaranteed wall tie replacement – oh dear..

Last week I had the misfortune to be asked to check another wonky remedial wall tie installation.  My client lives in Morley, Leeds and had his wall ties replaced about 12 years ago.  His house is detached, brick-built, with large areas of external render.  It is cavity wall insulated. He wants to decorate the render, […]

The trouble with cavity wall tie surveys and wall tie installers

Wall tie corrosion has been a big deal in property for about twenty five years.  Initially it was seen as a very specialised area; before becoming old hat – something that anyone could do. If fact, when I started out in the mid eighties, all wall tie work had to be specified by an independent […]

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