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Independent Test Programmes

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

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.

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

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

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

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

1999: Anchor Tests in AAC. Frank G Jones..

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

2007: MFPA / Leipzig University, Germany. DryFix, CemTie, HeliBar, HeliBond – DIN, EN & CE Approval.

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

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

2009 – 2011: University of Newcastle, Australia and University of Auckland, New Zealand. Program of on-going research into reinforcement of masonry structures to accommodate seismic loadings.

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

2012: Consett House, Shear Testing.

2013: CERAM (UK) CE Marking – New Build Wall Ties

2014: Solid Ground Testing, New Zealand, BowTies

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