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Stainless steel HeliBar being installed to reinforce the wall. (There is a brickwork example down the page).
TRAC Structural Ltd
Structural Repairs Contractors
Tel. 0117 924 0224
On this page
About our Brick and Stonework repairs using the Helifix system with links to photos, project descriptions and technical information.
Go to more information about the Helifix and HeliBeam Systems
An introduction to the Helifix and HeliBeam Systems
In the header photo above, “HeliBar” stainless steel reinforcement is being inserted into the bed joints of a stone wall (equally applicable to brick walls).

The bars are being bedded in high strength grout which will be left recessed ready to be pointed over so that only the mortar pointing is left visible.

These bars are used to reinforce and tie the building back together or to ‘stitch’ over cracks in a wall.

The system also provides for walls to be tied into the floors to comprehensively re-connect the whole structure.

The Helifix and HeliBeam Systems were used to repair the brickwork on this bridge
Defective brickwork on a highway bridge before repair
Examples of Helifix and HeliBeam Repairs
For an initial view of the type of repairs that can be carried out, use the links below to see some typical applications of the Helifix and HeliBeam systems.
Bay Window
A typical bay window repair using the ability of the system to create in-situ masonry beams to strengthen and tie back the bay structure.
More examples on this photo album.
Bay window brickwork repair in progress
Stone Gable
In this old barn structure, a stone gable wall separating from the main structure was tied back using the Helifix system.
More examples on this photo album.
Stone gable wall to be tied back to the main structure
HeliBeam and Piling
This project used the ability of the HeliBeam system to create in-situ masonry beams that were used to span between new pile foundations. Clicking either photo will take you to a description of the project.
Tapered crack as a result of rotational movement
Drawing of a combined piled and HeliBeam repair
Brick and Stone Bridge Repair
A combination of stonework and brickwork reinforcement together with a ground anchor installation was used to repair this small highway bridge. Clicking either photo will also take you to a description of the project.
A small highway bridge before repair
A small highway bridge after repair using the Helifix system and Platipus ground anchors
Abseil Access / Rope Access
Our company name TRAC was derived from “The Rope Access Company” and we will use this access technique when necessary to carry out Helifix installations. Photos on this album.
Abseil access repairs to stonework at Gloucester Cathedral
Abseil access repair to brickworkon a town centre car park
You will also find detailed examples of completed Helifix repairs on our Projects Index page and Photos Index page.
If you need immediate assistance
If you have a structural repair issue you can contact us immediately to arrange an inspection using the Contact Information at the bottom of the page - or follow the links below to learn more about the repair systems we use.
If you want more information
We have put more information about the Helifix and HeliBeam Systems on a separate page to expand on the descriptions above.
Read more on our page titled About the Helifix and HeliBeam Systems

We also have a brochure with simple diagrams that show the various Helifix applications together with short descriptions of each type of installation - download our Helifix Brochure (pdf).
Full Contact Info
Tel 0117 924 0224
Fax 0117 924 8574

E-mail TRAC Structural Ltd

TRAC Structural Ltd
23 Belvoir Road
St Andrews

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