Strap Ties

Helical strap ties are long-series spiral fixings that are used to tie the facade of a building a wall that runs perpendicular to it.  Installation of this lateral restraint system is at least 10 times quicker to drill and fix compared with cement-grouted tying systems

Description

Helical strap ties are long-series spiral lateral restraint straps that are used to secure the external wall of a building a wall that runs perpendicular to it. The 12mm diameter self-tapping wall ties are driven deep into masonry to form a mechanical connection that needs no cement, grout or resin, making them ideal for use when connecting walls on heritage houses, listed buildings and more modern constructions.

The heavy-duty 12mm diameter building ties are available in six standard lengths 610mm (24″), 760mm (30″), 910mm (36″) 1060mm (42″) 1220mm (48″) and 1370mm (54″); they have twice the strength of any other self-tapping helical wall ties of similar design.  The connectors corkscrew into brick, block, limestone and concrete, when hammer-driven into a small pilot bore, to offer outstanding resistance to compression, tension and shear loads

Manufactured from 316 marine grade stainless steel and with a cross sectional area of more than 28mm2, the structural connectors are ideal for pinning arches and re-connecting walls, such as at corners and at party wall junctions, without the need for bonding agents. This feature eliminates issues of material compatibility that often arise when cement grouts are used in old or listed buildings with lime mortar.

To install the Retrofit Strap Ties drill the pilot holes and load the drive shank end of the fastener into the patented SDS drive-adaptor.  Simply hammer the tie into the hole using the impact action of an SDS hammer-drill.

The material cost of this heavy-duty 12mm spiral fixing system is similar to that of using traditional 8mm spiral bars with a proprietary polymer-modified cement grout but is at least 10 times faster to prepare and install, delivering exceptional savings in labour costs.

Applications for the Thor Helical 12mm Strap Ties include:

  • Tying Facades to Party Walls
  • Pinning Masonry Arches
  • Securing Quoins
  • Stitching Cracks at the Corner of a Wall
  • Tying Thick or Rubble-filled Walls
  • Providing Vertical Reinforcement to Parapet Walls

This patented retrofit lateral restraint strap system offers

  • Less disturbance caused to buildings than with any other retrofit strapping system
  • Longer and stronger than any other helical wall tie
  • Can be used at any temperature including sub-zero conditions
  • No material compatibility issues on old historic buildings with lime mortars
  • Cost effective installation rates – 10 times quicker than grouted tie systems

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION

The Thor Helical 12mm ø CD Strap Tie is available in AISI316 grade Austenitic Stainless Steel.  These lateral restraint strapping ties are supplied in standard lengths of:

  •   610mm (24″)
  •   760mm (30″)
  •   910mm (36″)
  • 1060mm (42″)
  • 1220mm (48″)
  • 1370mm (54″)

 

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE LOADS AT 215mm embedment (taken from CE Mark Testing)

BS EN 845-1:2013 National Annex NA states that the strap needs to provide an equivalent performance to the prescriptive 30mm x 5mm lateral restraint straps and the tension straps should have a declared tensile load capacity of at least 8kN.

12mm Tension Tie
Load
Strapping Masonry to Masonry 8.45kN

 

TYPICAL MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THOR HELICAL STRAP TIES

Product Attributes
Value
Diameter 12mm
CSA 28mm2
0.2% Proof Stress >820N/mm2
Ultimate Tensile Strength* 1025-1225N/mm2
Mean Tensile Capacity # 30kN

* Ultimate Tensile Strength is measured within a calibrated tolerance of +/- 2%
# Mean Tensile Capacity is an indicative value derived from CSA x Mean UTS