Mar 14, 2023 | Product News
As one of the UK’s largest suppliers of cavity wall ties, with close connections to many of the country’s biggest house builders, we know a thing or two about these small yet vital metal ties.
Having spoken with many of our clients, we understand that de-tangling open-ended wire ties can take up vast amounts of your labourers’ time; time which can be wasted if the product is eventually thrown away. What’s more, the cardboard boxes that many ties are stored in can disintegrate when the weather (inevitably) takes a turn.
If you’ve grown tired of tangled ties and ruined boxes, it’s time to use the Grayson Tangle-Free Wire Ties, which offer a practical and cost-effective solution.
Why choose the Tangle-Free Wire Ties?
Suitable for masonry cavity walls, the Grayson Tangle-Free Wire Ties come in two variations: the Type 2 General Purpose Tie (for domestic houses and small commercial buildings of up to 15m) and the Type 4 Light Duty Tie (for domestic dwellings of up to 10m).
Both ties are available in multiple sizes (200mm-300mm) and are independently tested at Lucideon, so you can be sure you’re purchasing a trusted product with proven performance.
They also come with a range of other invaluable benefits:
- Tangle-free – Unlike competitor products, the Grayson Tangle-Free Wire Ties have closed ends, meaning batches of ties cannot get tangled together. With no time wasted ‘de-tangling’ your ties, more time can be spent on the job at hand.
- Incredibly safe – Besides being more practical, a closed-ended wire tie also makes the product much safer. That’s because there are no exposed ends to catch on passing items or people.
- Environmentally friendly packaging – The Grayson Tangle-Free Ties are not supplied in boxes as many wire ties are. Instead, they’re tied together in a tight, cardboard-free bundle. This provides a more environmentally friendly solution with very little waste and no disintegrating packaging in inclement weather.
For further details on the Grayson Tangle-Free Wire Ties or any of our other masonry metalwork products, contact your account manager on 08448 50 40 50.
Feb 16, 2023 | Product News
Whilst the innumerable benefits of the Visqueen Zedex Non-Combustible DPC are indisputable, many contractors remain unaware that this product must be used in conjunction with genuine Visqueen system components.
Only when all five components are installed together will contractors receive a durability statement that covers the products for the entire life of the structure.
With new industry regulations being passed regularly and the implications of failing to meet these new standards becoming greater, investing in a fully warranted system has never been so important.
When you use the genuine Visqueen DPC alongside inferior, ‘non-Visqueen’ components, you’re risking more than just quality and reliability. You’re also placing your trust in an unwarranted and often non-compliant system.
To guarantee product performance, structural durability and peace of mind, you must be using all Visqueen DPC components together.
Ask us about the complete Visqueen DPC system.
To learn more about the benefits of installing Visqueen’s complete range of high-quality and fully compliant damp proofing products, all of which will remain effective for the entire lifetime of the wall structure, speak with your account manager today on 08448 50 40 50.
*In accordance with applicable British Standard codes of practice, Visqueen’s installation recommendations and agreed construction details.
Dec 14, 2022 | Product News
Incorrectly installing a brick tie channel can lead to more than an invalid warranty. It can threaten the integrity of your entire project.
Having worked as a proactive partner to those in the masonry sector for many years, we’re no strangers to redeveloping market-leading products to tackle concerns like these, and that’s precisely what we did with the high-strength 25/15 Channel.
After discussing the product with several valued customers, we discovered that some contractors were regularly fitting tek screws into any hole along the channel instead of the smaller holes as per manufacturing instructions.
This meant the channel was not being fixed in accordance with test data, thereby invalidating all warranties and, worst still, calling the integrity of the entire project into question.
The All-New 25/15 Channel
Challenge understood, we focused our attention on upgrading the existing channel to eliminate any risk during and after the installation process:
- Contractors can now fix a tek screw through any hole within the channel, meaning it can no longer be incorrectly installed.
- This also means that the warranty cannot be invalidated and the project cannot be compromised due to incorrect installation.
- A risk-free solution gives ultimate peace of mind to installers, main contractors and anyone involved in the project.
- With double the number of holes (every 55mm centres), contractors now also have more fixing options than ever before, giving greater versatility to a project.
Thanks to these transformative changes, we can confidentially say that no other competitor has a product like the fully tested 25/15 Channel.
In addition to being the only risk-free solution on the market, it’s also the only channel that requires just 8 fixings when installed to a Type 1 panel design, saving you money and labour on site.
Better yet, when ordered through Grayson, we guarantee:
- Stable pricing for the next 9 months, helping you stay in control of your budget
- The channel will be available for immediate delivery
- Access to a full range of stainless-steel concrete screws (100mm – 300mm) and tek screws
- GRP Compression Sleeves so as not to affect U-Values
For more details on the 25/15 Channel or any of Grayson’s other masonry metalwork products, contact your account manager on 08448 50 40 50.
Dec 1, 2022 | Company News
Grayson (GB) Ltd have become ACS Stainless Steel Fixings Ltd‘s sole UK distributor for Wall Ties and standard products for a period of four years.
This mutually beneficial trading agreement was signed by both managing directors David Flannery and Tony Higson and will cement the business partnership up to 2027.
Grayson will now become the primary vehicle to deliver ACS’s standard product range to market; allowing ACS to focus on their core bespoke ranges (Masonry Support, Brick Slip Solutions, Lintels, Windposts, Cavity Trays etc).
All existing end-user pricing agreements will be honoured, and ACS’s contracting clients will have the option to procure from both businesses under mirrored pricing arrangements, therefore giving end-users an increased choice in their procurement strategies.
Tony Higson commented, “Today, over 95% of Wall Ties in the UK are procured via distribution. It’s clear that contractors need their Wall Ties to arrive with their DPC’s, Cavity Barriers, Weep Vents, Air Bricks, Expansionthene etc., allowing them to immediately start their facing brickwork without hassle or delay. This new strategy embraces this concept.”
David Flannery added, “Those customers that still wish to buy direct from the manufacturer are totally free to do so. End-users will enjoy exactly the same rates as before. The price will be identical, only the offering will be different. Now the customer has the real choice they craved.“
Dec 1, 2022 | Company News
Grayson (GB) Ltd, ACS Stainless Steel Fixings Ltd and Rawlplug UK have signed a five-year exclusive agreement to develop and supply a new range of OEM fixings.
The document was formally signed by the three business’s Managing Directors, Pietro Grandesso, David Flannery and Tony Higson.
The trading agreement will facilitate the production of a range of new and unique fixings that will be incorporated into future ACS and Grayson products.
Tony Higson commented, “Many of the fixings we require for our future products don’t actually exist. Those that do are often too low in performance to incorporate. It’s therefore essential that we collaborate with a market-leading fixing and component manufacturer like Rawlplug to develop new ranges of high-performance products“.
For over one hundred years, Rawlplug has been regarded as one of the world’s most recognisable and trusted British brands. We are proud to partner our manufacturing heritages in the research and development of exciting new products.
Nov 11, 2022 | Product News
Here at Grayson, we pride ourselves on sourcing and developing only the highest-quality products that make a genuine difference to our clients, and this is certainly one of them…
The Grayson Brick Cloak is an ultra-durable woven brick cover that protects brick stacks from water intrusion, is 100% reusable, and is currently FREE with all site orders.
While covering brick stacks with a muck board is common practice on many sites, this can lead to bricks becoming saturated with rainwater. When this happens, all work must be paused until the bricks dry out.
With the Grayson Brick Cloak, you can keep your bricks dry and your schedule on track in even the most severe weather conditions.
Long Lasting Protection
Made from an ultra-durable woven polypropylene material, the Grayson Brick Cloaks are 100% water resistant. When used to cover brick stacks, these covers:
- Ensure that bricks do not become saturated with water and mud, meaning less time is wasted waiting for bricks to dry out
- Reduce the risk of efflorescence, meaning less time is needed to clean bricks that have become discoloured
Not only do these high-quality cloaks help to keep your brickwork standards high and your build time fast, but they can also be reused day in, day out for up to 5 years.
You’ve already got a multitude of jobs to take care of when on-site, so why add more? Cleaning our Brick Cloaks is quick and easy as they do not react with water, acid, or commonly used detergents. They’re also non-toxic and won’t stain any of your other materials or equipment.
When not in use, these minimal maintenance, lightweight covers can be easily folded away until they’re needed again.
Improved Site Safety
With an increasing number of projects now stipulating that high-visibility covers must be used to protect any brick or stone stored on site, now is the time to move away from easily missed and unreliable muck boards.
The bright green colour of the Grayson Brick Cloak ensures that brick stacks remain highly visible. This is particularly useful as the winter months draw in and the number of daylight hours continues to drop.
Don’t Let Bad Weather Damage Your Progress
Place your brickwork sundry stock order today to receive FREE Brick Cloaks (minimum order applies). This offer runs until the end of November and is subject to availability.
For further details, contact your account manager on 08448 50 40 50.