Helifix is part of the Construction Accessories division of CRH plc, the international building materials group. We have dedicated offices in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, and affiliated distributors around the globe. Our products and construction techniques are used widely, in all types of structures from houses and tower blocks to churches,bridges and chimneys, and have produced cost-effective, non-disruptive solutions for all forms of masonry stabilisation in existing structures and secure, lasting connections in new build applications. Our products and techniques are highly regarded, well recognised and well proven through a long history of worldwide use.
A BowTie HD Kit is launched for repair contractors securing bowed building walls.
Helifix, Inc. is relocated to Converse, Texas and becomes a division of CRH sister company Halfen USA.
Helifix Group is acquired by CRH plc, the international building materials group.
Helifix NZ is established just months prior to the disastrous Christchurch earthquake in February 2011. Considerable testing, development and use of the Seismic Connector for new build and structural reinforcement upgrades.
Helifix, Inc. is formed and the North American business moves from Toronto to new premises in Streetsboro, Ohio, USA.
Obtain European CE approval.
Formation of Sealwood and the management buy-out of Helifix from the original shareholders.
Start business in India following Gujarat earthquake and subsequently establish a joint venture company to promote the use of Helifix systems.
Significant overseas contract to repair a multi-storey housing complex in Gibraltar.
Helifix North America Corporation, based in Toronto, begins trading. Helifix UK offices move to their current location in Warple Way, London. HeliBar reinforcement used extensively during construction of the Holm Bush Athletes Village for the Sydney Olympics.
Helifix UK factory moves to its current site in North Shields in North East England.
After exhibiting at a show in Prague, Helifix appoints a local distributor in Czech Republic to service market requirements.
The DryFix retrofit tie is launched to the USA market after developing the principle of a mechanically fixed tie, requiring no grouts, resins or mechanical expansion.
The Helibeam System of structural beaming is developed, working with the BRE, Middlesex University and consultants, Curtins, and used on its first project. Helifix Australia begins trading. Obtain ISO9001 approval.
UK offices are established in London. First major retrofit wall tie project using RetroTies is undertaken.
RetroTie, the first stainless steel helical retrofit wall tie is launched.
UK factory is set up in Wallsend, Tyne & Wear in the North East of England.
Helifix is formed March 12 1984. The unique helical Hi-Fin design is developed and testing is carried out by Oxford Polytechnic – now Oxford Brookes University. The first tie, made from thin wall copper tube, is launched.