Fixing to Steelwork (Masonry Supports)

 

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Wincro offer an extensive range of Masonry Support Systems for fixing to steelwork structures, as featured below.

All systems are carefully designed by our Technical Design Team to suit the specific application and our optimisation design package ensures the most cost-effective system is designed quickly and safely. Systems are designed to suit the masonry height to be supported, the cavity width and structural fixing position.

To ensure ease of installation, horizontal slotted holes should always be incorporated into the steelwork gussets/fixing plates to allow horizontal tolerance. To avoid the effects of bi-metallic corrosion, all Wincro support systems are supplied complete with isolation patches and neoprene washers where required.

WSC Bracket System

Wincro WSC Bracket System comprises of a continuous thin angle support complete with welded brackets incorporating a serrated slot and adjustment washer. Capable of supporting masonry over 9m in height and designed to suit cavities greater than 40mm, Wincro WSC systems are ideal for fixing straight on to steel framed structures.

Adjustment

The WSC Bracket System allows for adjustment in all three planes. Horizontally slotted holes in the frame allow for horizontal adjustment. The Wincro Serrated Slot and Washer allows for vertical adjustment of +/- 26mm and lateral adjustment is provided by the use of stainless steel packing shims between the system and structure.

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Typically, the maximum thickness of shims should not exceed the diameter of the fixing bolt or 16mm, whichever is the least.

For non-standard situations, please contact our Technical Design Team for further advice.

Bi-metallic Corrosion

Careful consideration should also be taken to avoid the effects of bi-metallic corrosion where the two dissimilar metals meet. Wincro recommend the use of Isolation Patches or the painting of the contact area between the metals to prevent such an occurrence.

Design

Detailed general arrangement (layout) drawings are provided with our masonry support designs, fully referencing systems, fixings and installation details prior to manufacture.

Systems can be adapted to suit special masonry details including the support of soffit brickwork or atypical coursing positions. An example of configurations are shown below.

WSC/S

WSC/S/P

 

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Standard arrangement using Xylan coated setscrews and isolators.

wsc S p

 

Bracket (and support angle) projecting below the structure to suit coursing.

WSC/S/I

 

WSC/S/IIA

 

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Inverted brackets welded to support angle to suit coursing and fixing position.

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Fully inverted system with support angle at  top of brackets.

WSC/S/C36

 

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Soldier course hanger system incorporated into system.

 

 

 

Specification Details/Ordering

 

The following is an example of a WSC Bracket Support Systems specification. All are designed to suit the masonry height to be supported, the cavity width and structural fixing position.

 

WSC cavity/masonry height/fixing type/other Example: WSC100 / 6.0 / S

Wincro WSC system in grade 1.4301 (304) stainless steel. System designed to suit 100mm cavity and 6m high 100/102 thick masonry. Fixed to concrete with Wincro WBXS Xylan Coated Setscrews.

 

WSCFA Cold Formed Angle / Gussetted Angle System

Comprising of a traditional support angle, WSCFA systems are capable of supporting masonry over 9m in height and are generally used in reduced cavity situations or where there is a need for the cavity to be closed at the support location.

Where larger cavities are encountered, WSC Bracket Support Systems tend to be more cost-effective.

 

WSCFA Angles are normally supplied in lengths up to 3 metres and can be supplied with either serrated vertical slots or welded serrated patches to allow for vertical adjustment. It is important that horizontally slotted holes are incorporated within fixing plates in the frame to allow for horizontal adjustment.

 

The WSCFA Angle System can also be supplied Inverted to accommodate situations where the coursing level/horizontal movement joint is above the fixing position. A sample of our configurations are shown below.

 

WSCFA/S

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WSCFAG/S

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WSCFA s

Standard arrangement using Xylan coated setscrews and isolators.

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Heavy Duty / Gusseted System for high loads or large cavities.

 

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