Abey’s Brickies Guide has been developed to assist brick layers, builders, architects and specifiers in selecting and using Abey’s complete range of masonry products. Abey is a wholly owned, third generation, Australian family company. All Abey masonry products are proudly Australian made in Australia to conform to Australian Building Standards and conditions. For over 50 years, Abey have been the leaders and innovators in masonry brick ties.
Abey’s extensive range of brick ties has been developed and tested to suit Australian conditions and building codes and conform to all AS/NZ Standards. Abey – The Tradesman’s Choice. Abey makes a range of ties to secure different types of masonry walls. Brick to brick, and block to brick and for brick veneer walls. Timber stud to brick, steel stud to brick and tilt slab to brick.
Corrosion Zones – Selecting the right product
Any construction within a coastal area should incorporate corrosion resistant stainless steel ties for maximum effectiveness. Just as incorrect brick specification can lead to salt damage in coastal areas ordinary galvanised mild steel brick ties can result in hidden damage to brick walls.
Abey designers were the first to produce a range of products in stainless steel. Abey ties are Australian Made, they are a lighter, stronger, better lasting and competitively priced stainless steel product that meets the current building standards.
Abey’s steel ties cover durability exposure classification R2, R3 and R4. Grade 304L stainless steel ties cover R3. 316L stainless steel ties cover R4. Other corrosive environments such as alpine or heavy industrial areas should also be considered as R4 environments. Abey recommend SS316L Marine Grade Brick Ties in high corrosion zone areas.
Check out this handy guide for selecting the right product for coastal construction projects.
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