Wall Tie Evolution & Corrosion – 3 Decades of Change

They may be typically hidden from sight, but when it comes to wall tie inspection & replacement, what exactly should we be doing and what are the modern approaches to detecting, reporting and replacing old wall ties? How have we adapted to issues surrounding retrofit insulation and responded to an increasing need for remedial wall tie work on modern buildings? In addition, with the Green Homes Grant now fully up and running and seemingly a hunger from homeowners to improve energy efficiency within their homes, are we potentially doing it wrong?!?

To find out more, grab your cup of coffee or tea, sit back and why not get yourself a cup of tea, sit back and watch Bryan Hindle as he shares his expert advice on on cavity wall ties and how things have changed and the challenges that have come from these changes.

 

What you will learn from the webinar

  • The bigger picture and perspective towards wall tie corrosion
  • Challenges of wall tie corrosion in the age of retrofit insulation
  • The ‘damp problem’ YOU may create (and other associated issues)
  • Remedial wall tie considerations for modern housing and structures
  • Modern approaches to wall tie replacement
  • Testing wall ties: are you assuming you are doing it right?!?

Benefits – Why YOU should watch the webinar

  • Learn how you can better detect, find and inspect wall ties
  • Understand the challenges of wall ties & cavity insulation, especially with an increase in cavity wall insulation retrofit works due to the Green Homes Grant Scheme
  • Gain valuable advice on improving health and safety and how workers’ health outcomes can be protected far better than in the past
  • Best practice guidance on how to resolve issues
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Bryan Hindle

Bryan Hindle is owner of Brick-Tie Limited, specialising in wall tie replacement and structural repairs. Starting work in this field in the mid 80’s, Bryan has seen a huge change in the wall tie corrosion landscape spanning nearly 40 years.

As an experienced qualified surveyor in not only structural repairs, but in structural waterproofing and timber & damp control; there are very few problems Bryan has not seen when it comes to wall ties. There is very little he does not know when it comes to solutions to resolving wall tie issues, whether it be within back to back terraced houses, schools or mansions.

Additional information and learning

For all property/construction/building specialists, it is important to consider the importance of anticipating and designing out problems associated with cavity wall ties and within cavity wall spaces in general. For those looking to understand a bit more, why not take a look at the PCA’s Code of Practice for the Installation of Remedial Wall Ties & Lateral Restraint Ties.

Alternatively, if it is the case you want to understand better the implications of wall tie failure and along with developing your knowledge regarding the problems associated with cavity wall spaces, then there is a variety of training courses that can help you including our Defects in Cavity Construction and our Retrofit Insulation Masterclass.

To find out more, visit our Training & Qualifications section on our website, or alternatively, get in touch with our training team on 01480 400 000.

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    As the Trade Association for the industry, the Property Care Association offers a variety of webinars, tools and training courses to help you with your professional development. Take a look at some of the options below.

    Defects in Cavity Constrution Training Problems with Cavity Insulation Understanding Traditional Building Construction

     

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