25 August, 2020

Timber frame wall ties

Timber frame wall ties are specifically designed to secure an inner timber frame to an outer brick skin. The main property of these ties is that they can absorb substantial vertical movement between the brick and timber, whilst still performing their structural function. Our masonry to timber wall ties conform to BS5268-6: 1:1996

At Vista we offer three options, the V61 Timber Frame Tie, the Helical Tie and the V62 High Movement Timber Frame Tie.

V61 Timber Frame Tie

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The V61 is a Stainless Steel timber frame wall tie suitable for use in domestic dwellings and small commercial buildings up to 4 storeys.  This tie is designed to accommodate differential vertical movement of up to 24mm between the masonry and timber leaves of the building. It has been tested as type B (sound) and as type 6 (strength) to BS EN 845-1. It has been designed for use in cavities of 50-100mm. Supplied complete with 50mm x 3.35mm Stainless Steel Annular Ring Nails and also available with 50mm x 4.0mm Stainless Steel Screws for SIPS panels.

Helical Tie

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For domestic and commercial timber frame buildings up to 4 storeys with wider cavities we offer the Helical Tie.  This is A 4.5mm Newbuild wall tie for securing external masonry to timber frames. This tie has the advantage of being suitable for use where the cavity is up to 165mm.  It will accommodate maximum vertical differential movement of 24mm.  It’s the first helical wall tie tested as type 6 (strength) tie to EN846 for timber frame construction.

V62 High Movement Timber Frame Tie

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For timber frame domestic dwellings and commercial buildings of between 5 and 7 storeys (max 18m) the V62 is recommended. This is a channel and strip tie system which will accommodate maximum vertical differential movement of 65mm. It’s designed for cavities from 50-150mm and is supplied with 50mm x 40mm stainless steel screws (250 per box).

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

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