In this section we will discuss about types and uses of block work and plastering accessories.
Block work Accessories
Block work Accessories are used to enhance the cohesiveness of the structure against natural and unnatural factors that impact it. These attachments protect blocks and structures against earthquakes, temperature variations, and a variety of other factors at a low cost to your project.
Some of the accessories are described below;
1. Corrugated Angle
It is used to secure a block wall to the face of a slab.
2. Block Reinforcement Mesh
Their principal use is to prevent cracking.
3. Twisted Fish Tail
It keeps two walls together. By allowing water to drop freely, the twist in the centre protects the tie from corrosion.
4. Butterfly Wall Tie
Butterfly Wall Tie is a kind of wall tie consisting of galvanized steel wire that is used to link hollow brick walls. It is recommended that 3-4 Butterfly Wall Ties be used per m2.
5. Adjustable Wall Tie
Device for joining one masonry leaf to another across a cavity or to a structural frame.
6. Head Restraint
The essential restraint for the top of stone walls is provided by head restraints. They limit wind loads while allowing for vertical movement to account for shrinkage or thermal movement of the wall or structural structure.
7. Partition Top Rod Anchor
In order to offer lateral shear resistance at the top of masonry walls, partition top anchors have been created. They allow the slab above to deflect vertically without applying compressive stresses to the brick wall below.
8. Debonding Cavity Block Tie
At vertical movement joints that abut columns, debonding sleeves are utilized on plain-ended wall ties. The tie will hold the stonework in place against lateral wind stresses, but the sleeve will enable it to expand and compress. Debonded ties should be installed with a 10mm gap at the end of the sleeve to allow for expansion of the masonry.
9. Debonding Control Joints Flat Tie
This tie is used to control movement joints
10. Partition Angle
It stops the masonry wall from moving horizontally. Supports the horizontal force applied to the top of the block work as a result of human impact or wind pressure.
11. Z-Type Wire Tie
Available in 4-5mm dia. The “Z” Wire Tie is used to connect stonework (Composite Wall Only). It should not be utilized in walls with air gap or insulation.
12. GI/Steel Lintels
The product’s main objective is to replace traditional RCC lintels for simplicity of installation, time and cost savings during construction. It can be covered with plaster.
Plastering accessories are used in building to deal with weather and other natural circumstances. Temperature, humidity, wind, and, in certain regions, earthquakes can have a negative impact on plaster age. Plastering accessories and beads, on the other hand, enable us to reinforce and strengthen cement plaster where various construction materials intersect.
1. Fiberglass Mesh
A low-cost and highly adaptable anti-cracking solution for any project.
2. Angle Bead
Angle beads provide a straight corner with a strong metal nose. Expanded diamond mesh wings make it possible to key the plaster all the way up to the bead’s nose. It is intended to safeguard the corners. The flanges are simple to install over crooked or uneven surfaces. offers superior reinforcement in corners, where it is most required, and ensures a flawless connection. For stronger corner protection and an exact straight line, angle beads are advised. Available in stainless steel for exterior usage and with a galvanized finish for interior use.Plastering Accessories
3. Micro Angle Bead
Micro angle beads are utilized at corners to provide protection and are made for thin layer plaster. Popular thin coat beads with tiny mesh wings are called micro angle beads. Galvanized nails or plaster dabs may be used to fix. Plastering AccessoriesPlastering Accessories
4. Plaster Stop Bead
It is used to strengthen the plaster or render on its edge and produces a straight, exact line. Plaster stop beads are intended to be used as a universal plaster stop at door and window openings, as well as at the extremities of walls to create a tidy, flush frame. Plaster stop beads assist prevent corner shrinkage fractures and protect the edge from harm. Plaster stop beads have a wide range of uses and may be less costly than other building techniques. The beads include ridges of nail holes to make installation simple.
All forms of cement plastering projects, including those involving structures and construction, may benefit from the usage of plaster stop beads. In terms of the abutments of the wall surfaces to other dissimilar surfaces, plaster stop beads aid in raising the building’s quality. Between wall surfaces, at the abutment of door and window frames, and in other locations where the plaster terminates, stop beads made of plaster are employed.
5. Micro Plaster Stop Bead
Micro plaster stops are intended to preserve the thin coat edges at openings. They act as abutments for other wall treatments and plastered sections. Micro plaster stops provide outstanding finishes and effective keying. To create tidy, flush frames for windows and other openings, use micro plaster stops. Plastering AccessoriesPlastering AccessoriesPlastering AccessoriesPlastering AccessoriesPlastering Accessories
6. Control Joint Bead
Designed to reduce plaster cracking while allowing for flexibility in the plaster. Control Joint Bead overcomes plaster movement tolerances. Expansion / Control joints enable excellent expansion control for both walls and ceilings, as well as positive locking of the stucco to the joint’s border. Control joint bead aids in minimizing stucco separation at the junction’s edge. They account for the typical expansion and contraction of the stucco membrane, such as early shrinkage during curing and modest heat expansion and contraction. Galvanized finish for internal usage and stainless steel finish for outdoor use.
7. Architrave Bead with flange
Decoratively utilized to create a channel gap or a shadow between various wall treatments.
8. Architrave Bead without flange
Mostly used as a decorative element to cast shadows between various wall treatments.
9 Movement Bead
Movement Beads are utilized to reduce stress and strain in large plaster sections of wall and ceiling stucco regions, as well as to facilitate movement between contiguous surface treatments. Movement Beads overcome movement tolerance in plaster and render finishes and reduce cracking in plaster. Movement When a change in finish is necessary, beads function as stop barriers. The movement joint also ensures optimum plaster or stucco thickness. Movement Beads are employed in all forms of building construction where expansion joints are present, including all types of bricks and reinforced concrete. It aids in the improvement of the building’s quality in terms of the openings that are generally produced as a result of the expansion space supplied.
10. Aluminum Channel
Aluminum Channel is a flexible product that is widely used for groove creation and aesthetic purposes in plaster finishes.
11. Corner Mesh
Corner Mesh lathes are used to avoid cracking in corner plaster and to protect the inner corner from numerous influences. Corner Mesh lathes aid in the development of correct plastering.
12. Strip Mesh
Mesh Strips Lathes are utilized along stress lines to prevent cracking. Strip mesh reinforces the plaster, preventing cracking across diverse material junctions.
13. Metal Sheet Lath
When applied to suspended ceilings and walls, sheet lath serves as a key for plaster. Sheet lath is used to encase steel columns and beams, helping in fire safety. Sheet lath is used to strengthen plaster between different sections and near crack-prone areas.
14. Coil Lath
A simple to install lath offers a secure key for plaster and render treatments while also providing good joint and crack reinforcing.
15. Metal Rib Lath
Rib lathes are enlarged metal lathes that have longitudinal ribs added for stiffness. The mesh’s furring shape offers effective backdrop plaster for building partitions, suspend ceilings, and renovation projects. When a key for rendering is uncertain because of wall face disintegration or softening, rib lath is perfect for renovating ancient or damaged masonry walls.
16. HY-Rib Lath
Both pre-galvanized and stainless steel are used to make HY-rib lath. HY-Rib open mesh’s profile and ribs work together to create a naturally rigid sheet that runs the length of the material. It may be applied to both curved and flat surfaces.