24 February, 2021

Starter Wall Ties

Starter Wall Ties allow new walls to be joined to existing structures.  They can be used to extend an existing building or they can be used to help create an additional leaf where a cavity is required, for example in the restoration or conversion of an old barn into a dwelling.

At Vista we offer four options, the V63 Universal Stainless Steel Wall Starter System, the SST Starter Tie, the SSFT Starter Frame Tie and the SST Cavity Starter Tie.

V63 Universal Stainless Steel Wall Starter System

A channel and tie system used where new walls are being built directly from existing masonry. Suitable for both internal and external brick or block walls, in buildings up to a maximum of 8 metres or 3 storeys high.  Designed so that multiple channels can be slotted together and so that ties can be placed at variable heights to accommodate different brick and block sizes.

SST Starter Ties

Used where new walls are being built directly from existing brickwork. Alternatively they can be used without the plug and screwed directly into timber door or window frames.  Suitable for both internal and external brick or block walls, in buildings up to a maximum of 8 metres or 3 storeys high.

SSFT Starter Frame Ties

Used for fixing timber door and window frames to brickwork by building into mortar courses as construction progresses.  Suitable for buildings up to a maximum of 8 metres or 3 storeys high.

SST Cavity Starter Ties

Used where there is a cavity and a new wall needs to be built.  Suitable for buildings up to a maximum of 8 metres or 3 storeys high.  These starter ties are very effective when creating an additional leaf . for example in the restoration of an old building.

If you are unsure which of our four starter wall ties you need then please call the office who can discuss your requirements.

For further information about which wall tie to use in other situations please read our recent blog post, “Which Wall Ties should I use?” or contact the office on 01663 736 700.