Dry mechanical pinning and remedial tying system

DryFix is a versatile and rapidly installed mechanical pinning and remedial tying system that requires no resin, grout or mechanical expansion.

DryFix is suitable for use in all standard cavity, masonry veneer and multi-leaf masonry construction and ties may be installed into dry-pressed brick, extruded brick, block, aircrete, concrete, strong mortar, timber, stone, hollow materials and close to edges.

DryFix ties are flexible to permit normal masonry movement, are designed to shed water in cavity construction and provide strong, reliable axial restraint in both tension and compression.

System Components

  • RP Drill bits for drilling pilot holes (where necessary)
  • Load Test Unit and Pull Test Key
  • Special Power Driver Attachment for rapid installation
  • Power Driver Extension (where necessary)
  • DryFix tie
  • SDS Drill for installation

1. Drill small pilot hole using rotary percussion drill, 3-jaw-chuck type


2. Load tie into DryFix Power Driver Attachment fitted to SDS hammer drill


3. Drive in tie until outer end is fully recessed below face of masonry


  • Replacement wall tie
  • Securing multiple layers of masonry
  • Pinning delicate masonry features
  • Pinning render and thin panels
  • Seismic retrofit of masonry walls
Retrofitting cavity wall ties
Pinning multi-leaf masonry
Pinning brick to block
Tying veneer walls
Render or Thin Panels

Key Features & Benefits

  • Austenitic stainless steel tie
  • Slim, self-tapping, one-piece design
  • Hi-Fin helical profile for optimal mechanical connection
  • Flexibility to accommodate natural building movement
  • Highly economical and easy to install
  • Far and near leaf security of fixing easily proof tested
  • Multiple drip points prevent cross cavity water transfer
  • Leaves masonry virtually unmarked
  • Minimal inconvenience to occupants