New Helifix Literature

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New Helifix literature, featuring the latest innovative sustainable structural solutions

Since developing the original helical fixing in 1984, HELIFIX has continued to innovate, expanding its range to include specialist helical wall ties, fixings and masonry reinforcement systems for use in both new build and refurbishment.

In addition to full product information, the new 64-page brochure ‘Principles, Products and Applications’ also includes a summary of the company’s innovation accomplishments spanning almost 30 years and over thirty installation repair details. Contact us to order a hard copy or download the electronic version.

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Wellington Rocks Expo

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Thank you to all who visited the Helifix stand at the recent Wellington Rocks – Earthquake Building Safety Expo.

The exhibition was held at the Wellington Town Hall over two days, April 26-27 2013, and was hosted by Wellington City Council. It attracted the interest of property owners, managers and landlords, as well as engineers, builders, architects, valuers and other professionals. Around two hundred people visited the Helifix stand over the course of the event to learn more about our masonry ties and fixings and trial our DryFix remedial wall tie system.

Performance Review – Helifix ties and the Canterbury earthquake

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Results from an independent report into the performance of Helifix ties installed as part of seismic strengthening projects in Christchurch can be found below.

Based on visits to four case study sites around Christchurch following the 2010 Darfield earthquake, the 2011 February earthquake and the June 2011 aftershock, the report concludes:(1) the DryFix system is “effective in improving the out-of-plane performance” of the external masonry veneer in cavity brick construction; and(2) HeliBar and HeliBond used together are “effective in repairing in-plane cracks and corner cracks in earthquake damaged unreinforced masonry buildings.”

Helifix joins Ancon Building Products

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Helifix is pleased to announce that it is now part of Ancon Building Products, a member of CRH plc group of companies.

The Helifix Group, with operations in Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Europe, strengthens Ancon’s position in these key territories, while for Helifix this change of ownership will allow local entrepreneurship to benefit from large company resources.

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