Brickfill S is the leading brand of expansion jointing material for movement joints in brick and blockwork. It is a low resistance joint filler, manufactured from high quality closed cell polyethylene and has been specifically designed and developed for all clay fired brickwork, calcium silicate brickwork, and blockwork.
BRICKFILL S is a low resistance cellular polyethylene expansion joint filler specifically designed for brick and blockwork which fully meets the recommendations of PD 6697:2019 Recommendations for the design of masonry structures to BS EN 1996-1-1 and BS EN 1996-2. The relevant passage states:
The material for filling movement joints to accommodate expansion should be easily compressible to approximately 50% of its original thickness. Flexible cellular polyurethane, cellular polyethylene or foam rubbers are satisfactory materials.” Hemp, fibreboard, cork and similar materials should NOT be used for expansion joints in clay brick masonry, but may be used for contraction joints in calcium silicate and concrete masonry.
BRICKFILL S is ideal for all fired-clay brickwork, calcium silicate brickwork and concrete blockwork applications. It can also be used in poured concrete applications where either a straight joint or contoured profile is required.
The removeable tear off strip allows the installation of the proper depth of the sealant and this can be reused as a backer rod or filler strip.
Brickfill S is available in individual sheets for cutting on site or 10 metre rolls, pre cut to 100mm and 150mm as standard widths. These are then packaged in ten rolls and bulk wrapped to form a handy lightweight merchant pack.
All pre-cut rolls have a scored tear off strip. Simply build in Brickfill S flush with the surface of the brickwork and then pull off the “tear off” strip, leaving a correctly sized recess to allow sealing with a polysulfide or low modulus silicon which has sufficient flexibility to accommodate movement and be resistant to water penetration
Special sizes of Brickfill S can be supplied cut to order.
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