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Independent Test Programmes

2014
Solid Ground Testing, New Zealand, BowTies.

2013
CERAM CE Marking – New Build Wall Ties.

2012
Consett House, Shear Testing.

2011
University of Newcastle, Australia. Helifix Seismic wall tie testing.

2010
Consett Test House, UK. Independent tensile testing for HeliBar.

2009 – 2011
University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Auckland, New Zealand. Programme of ongoing research into reinforcement of masonry structures to accommodate seismic loadings.

2009
University of Newcastle, Seismic Testing.

2008
CSIR Pretoria, South Africa. Local materials. HeliBeam testing.

2007
MFPA / Leipzig University, Germany. DryFixCemTieHeliBarHeliBond – DIN, EN & CE Approval.

2006
Napier University, Scotland Research on Helifix connectors in timber.

2003
Napier University, Scotland. Pull-out capacity of Helifix connectors in OSB. Structural Insulated Panel Systems.

2003
Bridge Test for Southern Railway (Chennai Division), India. Dr A R Santhakumar.

2001
Brno University, Czech Republic Continuation of solid brick beam tests.

2001
Ove Arup & Partners. Numerical Simulation of masonry arch bridges.

2001
3rd TRL arch test.

2000
University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Lateral local testing of wall panel.

2000
University of Silesia, Poland. Wallette shear tests.

2000
TRADA Updates of Inskew and TimTie tests.

2000
Brno University, Czech Republic. Solid brick beam tests.

1999
2nd TRL arch test.

1999
Anchor Tests in AAC. Frank G Jones.

1998
Soil & Materials Engineers, Inc., Plymouth, MI, USA. DryFix performance tests in different building materials.

1998
Appraisal & Assessment of the fixing of delaminated and fractured render – Frank G Jones.

1998
TRL test programme for the repair of masonry arch bridges.

1996
Oxford Brookes University. TimTie performance in tension and compression.

1995
University of Newcastle, N.S.W. Australia. Performance of Masonry Beams with HeliBar reinforcement with Professor Adrian Page.

1994
BRE. Independent design method developed. Move away from BS5628 Part 2.

1993
BRE beam tests. Investigation of behaviour and method of calculation.

1992
Middlesex University. Tests on ‘Helibeams’. Performance three times better than code calculations.

1990
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Tests of the mechanical characteristics of Helifix Ties. Use of Helifix ties to repair delaminated marble cladding. HeliBar and Helifix ties well suited for seismic applications.

1990
University of Surrey. Performance of Helifix dowels in timber.

1988
TRADA. InSkew and TimTie performance.

1988
BRE Report 9A/22/1 on ties. Helifix first to meet performance requirements.

1985 - 1989
Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University). Tests of various wall tie systems.