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Retrofit cavity ties

Discussion in 'Building' started by trevorbayliss, 22 May 2019.

  1. trevorbayliss

    trevorbayliss

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    I am going to be doing a cavity tie replacement on a house i rent out.

    It definitely has CT failure. So i am looking at the mechanical driven fixing system as i have brick inner and outer, so quite solid.

    The best price for 100 fixings are about £85 per 100. I need three boxes. The size is 8mm x 220mm.

    Does anyone know where i can get these fixings a bit cheaper ?
     
  2. John D v2.0

    John D v2.0

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    I assume you've tried the obvious just asked for a discount. 3+ can be a price break for some things
     
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    Don't go blowing a lump out of the back of the bricks by using an SDS drill, instructions say to use percussion drill.
     
  5. KenGMac

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    Helifix, like twistfix make a similar looking product, but I cannot see a "cheap" Helifix kit, suppose it comes as what could be called a market leader??
     
  6. trevorbayliss

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    I have seen twist fix and helifix. The thin joint ties are cheap, but i think they are designed for the light blocks. The normal ones which go into brick are £85 per 100.

    Wall fast.co.uk have the best priced fixings at £70 plus VAT for 100.

    I thought the ties were driven in using SDS. I will need to check this out.
     
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    Trevor, if you have a look at the Helifix site there is a good visual representation of what [Helifix] say there product can be capable of ???
     
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    There are also some neoprene ones that you might like to look at.
     
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    I think the driven ones are easier and quicker to fit if you have good bricks which i do.
     
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