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Timber Frame Ties

Ties for Timber Frames

Staifix Timber Frame Tie
BS 5268-6.1 Type 6 Tie

The Staifix STF6 tie is designed to fix brickwork or blockwork to timber-framed structures up to 4 storeys in height. The tie is cranked to simplify correct installation and to prevent moisture from crossing the cavity. It is supplied complete with an annular ring shank nail. The STF6 has a cross-sectional area of 12mm2.

The Staifix STF6 tie has been independently tested for use with 15mm OSB (Oriented Strand Board) SIPS Panel. The standard annular ring shank nail should be replaced with a 4 x 30mm stainless steel Spax® screw.

NBS Plus Clause: Staifix Timber Frame Tie


To suit 50mm cavities (tie length 127mm)
To suit 75mm cavities (tie length 152mm)
To suit 100mm cavities (tie length 179mm)

Staifix-Thor Helical Timber Tie, TIM6
BS 5268-6.1 Type 6 Tie

The Staifix-Thor Helical TIM6 is available in four standard lengths. It is suitable for cavities from 50mm to 150mm and can be used with the red Staifix Universal Clip where insulation has to be retained in the cavity. An installation tool is required to hammer the tie into the timber frame. The TIM6 has a cross-sectional area of 6.6mm2.


Ancon recommends a minimum embedment depth of 35mm in the timber frame and 65mm in the masonry leaf.

175mm for 50-75mm cavities
200mm for 76-100mm cavities
225mm for 101-125mm cavities
250mm for 126-150mm cavities

TIM6 Hand Tools

TIM6 Hand Tool

TIM6175TOOL for Tie Length 175mm and 50-75mm cavity

Product ReferenceTie LengthCavity Width
TIM6175TOOL 175mm 50-75mm
TIM6200TOOL 200mm 76-100mm
TIM6225TOOL 225mm 101-125mm
TIM6250TOOL 250mm 126-150mm

Ancon Teplo-L-Tie
BS 5268-6.1 Type 6 Tie

The Teplo-L-Tie is ideal where a low thermal conductivity restraint fixing is required between a masonry outer leaf and an in-situ timber frame. The body is manufactured from basalt fibres set in a resin matrix and features a stainless steel upstand at one end with a 7mm diameter fixing hole. When fixing to timber, Ancon recommends a 5mm x 30mm countersunk wood screw.

This tie is suitable for cavities from 100mm to 300mm, features a moveable o-ring drip to prevent water crossing the cavity and can be used with the black Teplo-Clip where insulation is to be retained.

NBS Plus Clause: Teplo-L-Tie

Product ReferenceTie Length and Cavity
TEPLO-L-5-165 165mm for 100mm cavity
TEPLO-L-5-190 190mm for 125mm cavity
TEPLO-L-5-215 215mm for 150mm cavity
TEPLO-L-5-240 240mm for 175mm cavity
TEPLO-L-5-265 265mm for 200mm cavity
TEPLO-L-7-290 290mm for 225mm cavity
TEPLO-L-7-315 315mm for 250mm cavity
TEPLO-L-7-340 340mm for 275mm cavity
TEPLO-L-7-365 365mm for 300mm cavity

In addition to timber frame applications, the Teplo-L-Tie is suitable for fixing to steel, concrete and masonry.

Ancon Timber Frame Movement Tie
BS 5268-6.1 Type 7 Tie

Where standard Type 6 Timber Frame Ties are unsuitable, Ancon recommends the use of the Timber Frame Movement Tie.

Manufactured to suit any cavity from 50mm to 150mm, the Ancon Timber Frame Movement Tie comprises a channel, a strip tie and a screw. This system accommodates maximum differential movement of 65mm; the tie should be positioned 10-12mm from the bottom of the channel.

NBS Plus Clause: Timber Frame Movement Tie

Staifix Frame Tie

The Staifix Frame Tie is used to join timber door and window frames directly to brickwork. It is suitable for use in buildings up to 15 metres in height. The vertical spacing of frame ties depends on the application. Please contact Ancon for more details.

NBS Plus Clause: Staifix Frame Tie

What is a wall tie?

Wall ties, sometimes called ‘brick ties’, are used in buildings with cavity walls. They are used to join the two leaves of a cavity wall together.

How to specify timber frame wall ties

Ancon recommends that when tying a masonry outer leaf to a timber frame, in a UK town or city, wall ties should be specified to Types 5 to 7 in BS 5268-6.1: 1996.

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