Stainless Steel Stronghold Wall Starter

SWC

Overview

Product Information

Product Type
Stainless Steel Stronghold Wall Starter
Plaster Thickness
n/a
Material
Stainless Steel

Specification

Product Code Length (mm) Width (mm) Pack Size
SWC 2348 38 20
  • Stronghold installation for internal wall. Start installation by placing the lower starter strip onto the existing wall, in line with the centre of the new walls’ masonry, ensuring the fixing positions avoid mortar joints. Plumb the starter strip and mark the positions of the fixing holes. If necessary, use the alternative fixing positions. (450mm and 600mm). Then drill and plug the existing masonry using a 10mm masonry drill. (Plugs, coach screws and washers are provided). Lightly clamp the lower starter strip to the masonry at the two lower fixing positions only using the coach screws and washers provided. Slot the second starter strip into the lower starter overlap. (If required, reduce the starter length by cutting one end only). Plumb the starter strip and mark the positions of the fixing holes. If necessary, use the alternative fixing positions. (450mm and 600mm). Then drill and plug the existing masonry using a 10mm masonry drill. (Plugs, coach screws and washers are provided). Align both starters and tighten all coach screws. Do not over-tighten.
  • Lay brickwork or blockwork for the new wall in the conventional way, with a full mortar joint between the existing and the new walls. Install wall starter ties into the wall starter by twisting and sliding into position at a maximum of 300mm centres. The ties should be bedded onto the mortar and another bed applied over the top, ensure all ties are completely surrounded with mortar
  • Stronghold installation for cavity wall. Please note in cavity wall construction each leaf of masonry requires a wall starter. For external walls proceed as outline for internal wall, but ensure that the bottom edge of the wall starter is above the damp-proof course. The vertical joint between the existing wall and the outer leaf of the new wall should be weather sealed with a precompressed sealing strip or polymer-based sealant. When more than 2 starters are used (i.e. for heights exceeding 2.4m) slot additional starters in to the lower starters and continue the fixing procedures.
  • When weather sealing the vertical joint between the existing wall and the outer leaf of the new wall should be weather sealed either by; a pre-compressed sealing strip or polymer based sealant applied behind the wall connector, or the junction perpend should be sealed with a pre-compressed sealing strip or silicone mastic sealant. In line with Building Regulations, reference should be made to your local authority since additional weather proofing may be required, e.g. a vertical damp-proof course cut into the existing wall.
  • Manufactured from stainless steel to BS EN 10088-2-1.4016.

About

Catnic Stronghold Wall Starter kits, are a simple and effective way of tying new masonry walls to existing masonry walls. They come with adjustable ties for flexibility in coursing, and have been designed for universal application accommodating wall thickness up to 250mm.
  • Ties on the Stronghold Wall Starter kit are inserted into the channel and twisted 90º. To allow flexibility in brick/block coursing heights Stronghold ties slide up and down the channel to lie horizontally in the mortar joint of the new wall. All necessary fixings included.
  • Stronghold Wall Starter kits are designed for internal and external walls installations. They are available in Galvanised Steel, Stainless Steel and plastisol coated Galvanised Steel.
  • Made from responsibly sourced materials
  • Made using lower carbon manufacturing

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