Masonry Support Systems
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 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
- the 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, makes up the protection size that makes up the distance between structural backing and facing a brick wall. The greater the distance between the two layers, the larger has to be the protection K of the support brackets.
Masonry restraint 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 withstand wind loads.
Masonry Support Brackets
A brickwork wall which is built with bricks is formed out of a load-bearing inner wall, an insulating layer and an outer wall. The outer wall cannot be used for load-bearing purposes nor can it be used for attachments of various components. The outer wall is a design element that satisfies the aesthetics and serves as a means of weather protection. The outer wall which is constructed of layers of brickwork needs to be supported at regular intervals. The load of brickwork is transferred onto the inner load-bearing wall by brickwork support brackets. Restraining of the outer wall is made with restraint wall ties. Therefore, both the inner and outer wall shells are connected to each other with load-bearing brackets and restraint wall ties.
Types of Masonry Brackets
The production of various types of brick support systems is available at HAZ Metal. There is a standard product range shown below. Special parts can be produced according to project requirements. Technical service is available for proposing fixing systems, and the design is prepared to show all relevant details.
This system can be manufactured in stainless steel grades 1.4401 (A4) & 1.4301 (A2).