Independent test programmes

1985 – 1989: Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University). Tests of various wall tie systems.
1988: BRE Report 9A/22/1 on ties. Helifix first to meet performance requirements.
1988: TRADA. InSkew and TimTie performance.
1990: University of Surrey. Performance of Helifix dowels in timber.
1990: University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Tests of the mechanical chracteristics of Helifix Ties. Use of Helifix ties to repair delaminated marble cladding. HeliBar and Helifix ties well suited for seismic applications.
1992: Middlesex University. Tests on ‘Helibeams’. Performance three times better than code calculations.
1993: BRE beam tests. Investigation of behaviour and method of calculation.
1994: BRE. Independent design method developed. Move away from BS5628 Part 2.
1995: University of Newcastle, N.S.W. Austrailia. Performance of Masonry Beams with HeliBar reinforcement with Professor Adrian Page.
1996: Oxford Brookes University. TimTie performance in tension and compression.
1998: TRL test programme for the repair of masonry arch bridges.
1998: Appraisal & Assessment of the fixing of delaminated and fractured render – Frank G Jones.
1998: Soil & Materials Engineers, Inc., Plymouth, MI, USA. DryFix performance tests in different building materials.
1999: Anchor Tests in AAC. Frank G Jones.
1999: 2nd TRL arch test.
2000: Brno University, Czech Republic. Solid brick beam tests.
2000: TRADA Updates of Inskew and TimTie tests.
2000: University of Silesia, Poland. Wallette shear tests.
2000: University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Lateral local testing of wall panel.
2001: 3rd TRL arch test.
2001: Ove Arup & Partners. Numerical Simulation of masonry arch bridges.
2001: Brno University, Czech Republic Continuation of solid brick beam tests.
2003: Bridge Test for Southern Railway (Chennai Division), India. Dr A R Santhakumar.
2003: Napier University, Scotland. Pull-out capacity of Helifix connectors in OSB. Structural Insulated Panel Systems.
2006: Napier University, Scotland Research on Helifix connectors in timber.
2007: MFPA / Leipzig University, Germany. DryFix, CemTie, HeliBar, HeliBond – DIN, EN & CE Approval.
2008: CSIR Pretoria, South Africa. Local materials. HeliBeam testing.
2009: University of Newcastle, Seismic Testing.
2009 – 2011: University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Auckland, New Zealand. Programme of ongoing research into reinforcement of masonry structures to accommodate seismic loadings.
2010: Consett Test House, UK. Independent tensile testing for HeliBar.
2011: University of Newcastle, Australia. Helifix Seismic wall tie testing.
2012: Consett House, Shear Testing.
2013: CERAM CE Marking – New Build Wall Ties
2014: Solid Ground Testing, New Zealand, BowTies