Wall tie for extending an existing wall or securing a new leaf to an existing wall
StarTie is the simple and cost-effective solution to the problem of securing new walls to existing walls.
StarTies are quick and easy to install and engineered from Grade 316 austenitic stainless steel. They are suitable for use in all standard veneer and solid masonry construction and are suitable for installation into dry-pressed brick, extruded brick, block, aircrete, concrete, strong mortar, timber, stone and more.
StarTies may be used in hollow materials and close to edges. They are flexible to permit normal masonry movement, are designed to shed water in cavity construction and provide strong, reliable axial restraint in both tension and compression...Learn more
- Connecting a new masonry leaf to an existing wall or frame
- Connecting a new masonry section in a damaged wall that is being taken down and reinstated
- Joining a new party wall to an existing wall
- Securing a wall extension to an existing wall
- Grade 316 stainless steel tie
- Slim, self-tapping, one-piece design
- Small cross-section for stress-free installation and fixing
- Effective in bricks, blocks, concrete, hard mortar and timber
- Effective in brick veneer, cavity and solid wall constructions
- Effective close to edges and usable in all weathers, temperatures and environments
- Great axial strength
- Flexibility to accommodate natural building movement
- Highly economical and easy to install
- Multiple drip points prevent cross cavity water transfer
- Helical design ensures excellent stress free mechanical connection and mortar bond
- Can be installed through insulation without affecting its thermal performance
- Range of standard tie lengths available to accommodate various cavity sizes
- None required
Example Application: Securing a new masonry leaf to a timber framed wall (Reference: ANZ-ST02)
Load a StarTie into a HRT support tool fitted to an SDS hammer drill.
Drive the tie into the timber member to the specified depth (typically 50-70mm). Note: When working with harder timbers, a pilot hole, 3-5mm, may need to be drilled first to enable sufficient StarTie penetration.
Bed the exposed tail of the tie into the mortar of the wall during construction. Note: HeliBar bed joint reinforcement may be installed and connected to the tie using DryLink at this time. Reference: New Build Detail ANZ-SN01.
Example Application: Securing a new masonry leaf to an existing masonry wall (Reference: ANZ-ST01)
Drill a small pilot hole, normally 5mm, at an angle into into the existing masonry.
Load the StarTie into a HRT support tool fitted to an SDS hammer drill.
Drive the end of the tie into the hole, before bending the exposed end of the tie down to lie flush with the top surface of the new leaf.
Bed the tie into the mortar of the wall during construction. Note: The exposed end of the tie may be sleeved to create a movement joint. (For movement joint details see: New Build Detail ANZ-ST04.)
|Standard Material||Diameter||Lengths (mm)||Product Code|
|Grade 316 stainless steel||8mm||Standard and Cut to order||HST8|
|''||10mm||Standard and to order||HST10|