Conventional Masonry Support
Conventional masonry support consists of an angle to support the brick and a bracket which would fix to various structural compositions such as Steel, wood, concrete or more commonly, cast-in channel. The bracket can sometimes be made as one piece or welded to the angle to create the system.
Bracket Angle (Type 1 – Masonry Support)
Type 1 bracket angle masonry support consists of continuous angle with brackets welded to the vertical leg of the angle. The brackets are then fixed to the structural frame.
Type 1 bracket angle is the most economical system for wider cavities, as the angle does not need to span the full width of the cavity, allowing the thickness of the angle to be reduced – resulting in a lightweight solution
Continuous Angle (Type 2 – Masonry Support)
Type 2 Continuous Angle is the most basic support system consists of a continuous angle fixed directly to the structural frame. The efficiency of this system significantly decreases with wider cavities. In most cases, bricklayers prefer to work off a continuous angle.
Type 2 is manufactured from one piece of flat steel, cut and folded to the correct specification. Due to its design, there is very little adjustment once installed.
Individual Bracket (Type 3 – Masonry Support)
This system consists of individual horizontal ledges to support the brickwork. It is recommended for use along stretches of curved or irregular masonry.
Article originally published on 30th October 2018