Brikmat

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Delivering solutions that work for Architectural masonry

Brikmat manufacture and supply specialist support systems for heavy Architectural masonry.

The product range includes stainless steel masonry reinforcement to BS 5628 : Pt 2 : 2005 and a non reinforced plastic support mat. All products are fully tested, and have been designed to both support and gauge heavy architectural masonry throughout the build by eliminating bed joint compression and providing stability to each successive course of masonry laid.

How it works:

  • Sits in the mortar bed joint
  • Spacer feet support heavy masonry
  • No compression of mortar bed occurs
  • Feet are gauged to give 10mm joints
    • Eliminates:

      • Bed joint compression
      • Instability while mortar cures
      • Dipping, sliding, and tilting of masonry
      • Down time due to saturated materials
        • Promotes:

          • High quality build finish
          • Consistent horizontal mortar joints
          • Uniform appearance across masonry
          • Features and qualities of materials used 

Our products and services

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"Dry" build example with dense Forticrete blocks

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Brikmat masonry reinforcement: stainless steel

Brikmat support system: plastic mat

Brikmat systems: steel and plastic

Product Features:

  • Reinforces, supports, & gauges heavy masonry
  • Helps achieve superior build quality
  • Enables more successive courses of heavy masonry to be built
  • Meets the requirements of BS 5628 : Part 2 : 2005
  • Increase productivity with heavy, dense and decorative masonry
  • Savings of up to 60% on mortar wastage
  • Ensures reinforcement is central in the mortar joint

Product Features:

 

  • Supports & gauges heavy masonry
  • Helps achieve superior build quality
  • Enables more successive courses of heavy masonry to be built
  • BBA Certified
  • Increase productivity with heavy, dense and decorative masonry
  • Savings of up to 60% on mortar wastage
  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Provides uniform horizontal mortar joints across the build

Compatible materials:

 

  • Ibstock Fireborn Clay range
  • Forticrete Medici Polished range
  • Forticrete Regency Ashlar range
  • Lignacite Facing range
  • Redbank Terracotta Clay range
  • General Fairfaced blocks
  • General Textured blocks
  • Cut Stone and Granite
  • Cast Concrete units
  • Cast Stone and Quoins
  • Engineering and regular brick

Brikmat: Eliminating bed joint compression and instability when building with heavy masonry units

Brikmat wall with and without

Section through wall

Without Brikmat

Load

Load

Load

Gauge
height line

With Brikmat

Block
stability

Brikmat

Mortar
bleeding

Bed joint
compression

Diagram showing movement of blocks, compression of mortar, and loss of stability with wet mortar

Diagram showing no bed joint compression with improved stability and no loss of gauge height