The ACS Double Leaf System consists of four horizontal wires with welded cross wires. The design of the DL System allows for use in cavity walls. The DL system ensures correct positioning of ties at 450mm centres. In addition, it complies with BS 5628: Part 2: for reinforcement masonry. In walls consisting of two parallel leaves with up to a 75mm cavity, the DL system provides structural reinforcement.
It provides the same benefits as the Double leaf collar system as it also eliminates the need to use and lift heavy blocks.
- To increase the recommended distance between movement joints.
- To strengthen areas of concentrated loads and assist in resisting effects of stresses caused by earth movements, therefore reducing the likelihood of cracking in the brickwork.
- To allow cladding panels to be increased in size.
- Relieves stress concentration around openings, such as windows and doors.
ACS supply corner sections and T sections for use at junctions. When lapping two reinforcement units, the items should be laid next to each other with a minimum overlap of 150mm.
ACS manufactures a range of masonry reinforcement to suit most applications. This can be used as a cost-effective solution for reinforcing both single leaf and double leaf construction walls. Supplied in a range of widths to suit most applications, ACS offer both stainless steel and galvanised masonry reinforcement from stock.
Please note that ACS do not advise the use of galvanised masonry reinforcement in the external leaf of a cavity wall construction.