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Reinforced Brick Cladding

SAFESECURE®  Secure retention of facing bricks in all situations.

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reinforced brick cladding systemOur SAFESECURE® brick cladding system (patent pending) ensures the secure retention of facing bricks allowing horizontal and vertical use in curtain walling and at height in public areas.

The addition of a 'top hat' stainless steel section interlocks with the slotted bricks to provide the ultimate security in the event that the conventional high strength epoxy mortar should fail during the 60 year design life.

Our SAFESECURE® brick cladding system can be used horizontally or vertically in environments which were previously difficult to design safely or cost effectively in brick. This ensures the secure retention of facing bricks allowing vertical, horizontal, and inverted (soffit detail) panelling at heights of more than 18m.

Download the SafeSecure® brochure here.

The benefits of the SAFESECURE® system include:

  • The ultimate in safety and security of the brick facing
  • Tight control of construction tolerances through quality off-site manufacture
  • Rapid on-site installation with increased quality standards
  • Tried and tested brick fabricator
  • Full flexibility in brick type and bond pattern (for examples see here)
  • Cost effective compared to other cladding systems
  • Fixed price quotations for duration of contract
  • Total client/contractor control during installation
  • Eliminates costly delays due to casting or design errors with Precast Concrete solutions
  • BDA Agrément Certificate providing the confidence that SafeSecure® is suitable for its intended use and fit for purpose

Typical panel finishing details are available here.

panel & bracket for attachment to building

Brick Cladding Projects

Brick Clad Lintels and Shelf Angles

Brick clad lintel

Installed as quickly and easily as a standard lintel, our brick clad lintels allow a seamless transition from ‘facing brick work’ to integral soffit and lintel, faced in the same or contrasting brick.

Bulmer’s brick clad lintels are brick faced, bespoke, prefabricated ‘steel lintel or shelf angle’ units, fabricated in our factory to a high quality and tolerance. They are CE marked and provided with a DoP (declaration of performance) that includes the structural calculations for the site specific conditions.

We cut your selected brick material and resin bond them to the steel surface, mechanically securing every masonry piece in all situations.

The structural performance and bond strength of our brick clad lintels under accelerated weathering has been verified by Lucideon, a UKAS accredited testing laboratory.

 

 

Patent-pending mechanical reinforcement
Shelf angle rear view
Brick clad shelf angle

  

  

 

 

 

 

  

White Collar Factory, Old Street Yard EC1

The redevelopment of a corner site at Old Street / Silicon Roundabout included a tower and low-rise buildings.

The end elevations carried large steel ventilation ducts which were to be clad in brickwork to replicate the appearance of the wet laid facades. To ensure safety and retention of the cladding over the building design life, the ducts were clad in the SafeSecure® system using slips cut from the same brick type.

Great Suffolk Street, Southwark

This refurbishment and extension of a Victorian warehouse used high quality, crafted materials to complement the existing Victorian building.Two elevations of a two-storey extension to the warehouse featured Victorian style tiles under each window.

The designers were challenged to find a method for mechanically fixing these tiled panels which the SafeSecure® system achieved.

Hoxton Towers, Hackney

The two landmark Towers nestle between Shoreditch Park and the Regents Canal in Hackney, east London. Bulmer Brick Cutting Services are responsible for twelve of the fifteen brick related products being supplied and installed at these striking new tower blocks, as well as several ancillary items and fittings.