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History

2018
Helifix launches BIM object library to support the industry's transition to digital building modelling

2016
Helifix releases technical guides for its Dixie micro-pile product for foundation stabilisation in both remedial and new build applications. 

2015
A BowTie HD Kit is launched for repair contractors securing bowed building walls. 

2014
Helifix moves to landmark London office – The Mille, 1000 Great West Road.

2012
Helifix Group is acquired by CRH plc, the international building materials group.

2010
Helifix NZ is established just months prior to the disastrous Christchurch earthquake in February 2011.

2009
Helifix, Inc. is set up and the North American business is moved from Toronto to new premises in Streetsboro, Ohio, USA.

2008
Obtain European CE marking approval for several key products.

2006
Introduction of the InSkew and HeliBar ‘Super 6’ high performance 6mm diameter.

2005
Management buy-out of Helifix from the original shareholders.

2001
Start offering a range of Helifix products in India following Gujarat earthquake, in particular for heritage buildings and bridges.

1999
Significant overseas contract to repair multi-storey housing complex in Gibraltar.

1998
Helifix offices move to Warple Way, Acton, London. Helifix North America Corporation, based in Toronto, begins trading. First major bridge contract to secure the 18 arch Chelmsford Viaduct. HeliBar reinforcement used extensively during construction of the Holm Bush athletes village for the Sydney Olympics.

1997
Helifix factory moves to North Shields.

1996
Participate in trials at the TRL for bridge repair techniques and measure the enhancement Helifix systems provided on full scale brick arches, forming the basis for our bridge repair programme.

1995
After exhibiting at a show in Prague, Helifix appoints a local distributor in Czech Republic to service market requirements.

1994
The DryFix principle of a remedial, mechanically fixed tie, with no grouts or resins, is launched.

1993
The first Approved Installer is appointed for remedial wall tie installation. The following year the first Helibeam training course is held and the Approved Installer network is established.

1992
The Helibeam System of structural beaming is developed, working with the BRE, Middlesex University Curtins Consulting Engineers, and first used at RAF Northolt. Helifix Australia begins trading. Obtain ISO 9001 approval.

1990
Formal offices are established at Shepherds Bush Green, London. First major remedial wall tie project using RetroTies on 1500 houses in Basingstoke.

1988
Helifix attends its first Interbuild exhibition in Birmingham.

1987
RetroTie, the first stainless steel helical remedial wall tie is launched.

1986
Factory is set up in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear

1985
TimTie, a new build timber frame tie and the first made from stainless steel. InSkew warm roof batten fixing developed in collaboration with Celotex for a roof in Cardiff and is used on the AA building in Basingstoke.

1984
Helifix is formed March 12 1984. The unique helical Hi-Fin design is developed and testing is carried out by Oxford Polytechnic – now Oxford Brookes University. The first tie, made from thin wall copper tube, is launched.