ACS provides a wide range of brickwork support & masonry support systems designed to support the external leaf of masonry for all types of structure. The presence of a masonry support angle allows differential movement of the structure and the external cladding via a horizontal movement joint.
Horizontal movement joints are usually positioned at every storey or every other storey depending on the detail. Following the guidance of PD6697, vertical joints not less than 10 mm wide to accommodate horizontal movement should be provided at intervals of between 7.5 m and 9 m.
Note: Buildings not exceeding four storeys or 12 metres in height, whichever is less, may be uninterrupted for its full height.