Brick Support / Masonry Support
Brick support & Masonry support systems are used for the secure and easy installation of brickwork facades. The brickwork brackets are used to transfer the dead loads of non-load bearing outer shell brickwork walls & masonry walls cladding to the load bearing inner walls of a building. Load bearing masonry support brackets are fixed on concrete beams which carry the dead load of the façade.
The following points should be carefully evaluated when designing a masonry facade
- thickness of insulation and air gap
- design of details, such as,
- wall areas,
- external and internal corners,
- lintels above doors and windows,
- and columns.
Many product variations are available for these situations, including the fixings of pre-cast brickwork lintels and prefabricated elements.
The thickness of the insulation together with the air gap make up the protection size that makes up the distance between structural backing and facing brick wall. The greater the distance is between the two layers, the larger has to be the protection K of the support brackets.
Brickwork & masonry restraints ties and wall ties are used to retain the outer shell brick and masonry wall cladding. The wall ties and restraint ties are designed to with stand the wind loads.