HelicalFix - Remedial Wall Ties

CE marked replacement wall ties for remedial lateral restraint.

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HelicalFix Retrofit CD Ties are one-piece stainless steel helical ties with a patented twist accuracy and have a circumscribed diameter of 9mm. Hammer-driven into small pilot holes, the remedial ties corkscrew into brick, block and concrete to deliver a mechanical fix that grips the wall on each side of the cavity.

The threaded interlock connection of the self-tapping helical wall tie exerts no expansive stress into the brickwork and will not loosen with vibration, unlike ties that have expanding mechanisms and only deliver point loadings.

The HelicalFix CD Tie system is patented across four Continents. The helical wall ties incorporating a unique driving shank that is engaged by a short SDS adaptor. This overcomes safety issues and difficulties in application that can be encountered by earlier systems which use cumbersome, costly and unreliable telescopic tools.

  • Wall Tie Replacement
  • Pinning Masonry Arches
  • Adding Lateral Restraint by tying brickwork into the ends of floor joists
  • Securing Solid Walls of Double-leaf or Collar-jointed Construction
  • Tying Rubble-filled Walls
  • Suitable for remedial use in all types of masonry
  • Particularly useful where fire performance, low temperatures and material compatibility issues need to be overcome.
  • Require no resin or grout bonding agents
  • Cost effective tooling
More Information:

N.B. The tie-length guide above is based on traditional cavity walls with 110mm imperial bricks. Adjustments must be made for walls with 100mm metric bricks.

For inserting remedial wall ties you also need to buy:

  • A Remedial Wall Tie Setting Tool – the tool spins around the end of the tie and delivers hammer blows to it.
  • A 6mm x 360mm SDS drill bit (180-280mm ties) or a 6 x 450mm bit (305 – 355mm wall ties), ensuring the pilot hole is 10mm longer than the tie so that it can be recessed. – Use a 7mm drill bit of appropriate length for tying into engineering bricks or structural grade concrete – Use a 5mm pilot hole for perforated brickwork

Our remedial wall ties are suitable for use in all wall types. Our 9mm remedial wall ties have European CE Mark Approval in respect of EN845-1:2013 for use in a wide variety of masonry materials.

Ties are packed in bags of 50.

Product Specifications

Typical Performance Loads in BRICK

(taken from CE Mark Testing for remedial wall ties)

1.94 kN
2.68 kN

Typical Performance Loads in PERFORATED BRICK

(taken from CE Mark Testing for remedial wall ties)

1.99 kN
2.79 kN

Typical Performance Loads in AGGREGATE BLOCK

(taken from CE Mark Testing for remedial wall ties)

2.87 kN
2.70 kN

Typical Performance Loads in CONCRETE

(taken from CE Mark Testing for remedial wall ties)

2.37 kN
2.69 kN

TYPICAL PERFORMANCE LOADS (taken from CE Mark Testing for lateral restraint in the end grain of timbers)

BS EN 845-1:2013 National Annex NA states that the lateral needs to provide an equivalent performance to the prescriptive 30mm x 5mm straps and the tension straps should have a declared tensile load capacity of at least 8kN.

Brick 215mm
5.61 kN
C16 Timber – End grain
4.10 kN

Ties are driven through a 215mm brick wall and into the end grain of a joist running perpendicular to the wall. To meet this standard for lateral restraint straps installers must use a pair of 9mm ties in each joist-end.


CSA mm2
0.2% Proof Stress N/mm2
Ultimate Tensile Strength N/mm2 *
Mean Tensile Capacity**
17.47 kN

* Ultimate Tensile Strength is measured within a calibrated tolerance of +/- 2%

** Mean Tensile Capacity derived from CSA x Mean UTS