Ancon is pleased to announce the launch of the Staifix QuickStart wall starter system. This latest product launch comes just 10 weeks after Ancon was awarded the 2012 Queens Award for Innovation, in recognition of their active product development programme.
The QuickStart system includes all the wall ties and fixings needed to join a new wall to existing brickwork. The wall ties are integral to the stainless steel starter strip and fold out at pre-set 225mm vertical centres. When compared with wall starters that have separate wall ties, this system accelerates build speed and helps installers maintain an accurate brick / block gauge; there are less components to misplace on site and the reduction in material content offers attractive environmental and cost saving benefits, without compromising performance.
The design shear strength of the Staifix QuickStart system is 4.5kN over a wall height of 2400mm when fixed to existing masonry of solid clay bricks, solid dense and lightweight aggregate concrete blocks and solid aerated concrete blocks with a minimum crushing strength of 3.5N/mm².
Other products in the Staifix range from Ancon include cavity wall ties, screw-in starter ties, warm roof batten fixings and a crack stitching repair kit.