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.“
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.
Grayson (GB) Ltd are launching an innovative new tie that is an ultra-safe 2-in-1 cavity tie and movement tie. The tie boasts a range of new features to make this the most advanced wall tie on the market.
One of the main safety features is that the rounded edges of the tie are smooth to touch compared to other ties on the market. Another safety feature is the smoother underside to the holes without a cheese-grater effect.
The low profile embedment ends provides a number of additional benefits. Firstly, it allows other products like bed joint reinforcement or mesh to be placed in the cavity at the same time. The main benefit of the flat ends are that the 200mm and 225mm are fully debondable so the cavity tie can be transformed into a movement tie – just add a debonding sleeve onto one end of the tie.
The 2-in-1 benefits of this product have space saving advantages on site because one tie can be used for 2 applications. There is also less product wastage because leftover ties can be transferred to different jobs.
Another great feature of the tie is the embedment markings. There is a line marked at 62.5mm which is the recommended embedment of a tie. This feature was suggested in the Cole report after the Scottish School failures. The embedment markings allow checks to be carried out to ensure the ties are installed correctly, which provides benefit to all.
Our new 2000 Range Tie is a Type 1 Cavity Tie conforming to PD6697. It is Class A1 Fire Rated Stainless Steel which makes it ideal for non-combustible cavity requirements. The advanced contours of the new tie provide advanced moisture dissipation.
The 2000 Range Tie is now available in lengths of 325mm and 350mm as standard, without the need to place a special order.
The new tie is now available. To be the first to get the new tie, contact Grayson on 08448 50 40 50.
Grayson (GB) Ltd have now implemented their planned lockdown protocols.
The main telephone lines, mobiles and emails will now be responded to by key staff who are correctly isolated. However, the business has a team of staff who have volunteered to deliver key construction and maintenance products to essential sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
Any organisation that is in need of building products during this period of lockdown can call 08448 50 40 50.
If the requirement is deemed as essential to the national interest goods can and will be delivered on our own vehicles to specific time slots. The business will remain ‘open as normal’ for general enquiries, quotations, tender assistance and product advice throughout the imposed restrictions.