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The B.O.S.S.® (Brick On Soffit System) range provides a lighter alternative to concrete, which is faster to install than traditional hanging brick systems. Installed to a pre-fitted masonry support system, B.O.S.S.® allows increased adjustability along three axes. Produced offsite, B.O.S.S.® offers a quicker, lighter, easier and more cost efficient option.
Achieving deep brick soffits and intricate brick patterns around window heads and openings has become quicker, easier and much more cost effective to achieve – all down to the lightweight Brick On Soffit System range developed by IG Masonry Support.
Image 1 below shows a section through the Brick On Soffit System system and angle showing the fixing detail. A spring nut is inserted into the channel. A bolt is then passed through a slot in the support angle and screws into the spring nut. Once the bolt is torqued to the advised torque setting, the bolt head and washer are the only visible fixings on the angle. No grinding of excess fixings or bolts is required. Simply lay a pistol brick on a bed of mortar onto the angle to cover the fixings (See image 2).
B.O.S.S.® offers 90% time saving onsite and negates the need for mechanical lifting. Alternative systems for suspending brick from the underside of masonry support require bricks to be predrilled and hung from rods. This can be a timely and labour intensive installation. Other methods that use heavy precast concrete units, suspended from above, require mechanical lifting.
B.O.S.S.® is fixed to a pre-installed Masonry Support System. It is a two part system, increasing the adjustment across all three planes. IG receives a consignment of the brick being used onsite to ensure that the finished Brick On Soffit System blends seamlessly with the surrounding brickwork.
The system offers three planes of adjustment The masonry support shelf is supplied with a slotted hole, giving adjustability along the Z axis. Further adjustment on the Z axis is attained by shimming behind the masonry support bracket.
The integrated channel (which is manufactured within the system) allows for increased adjustment on the X axis. Adjustability on the Y axis is created within the masonry support bracket, and the ability to insert shims between the shelf and the bolt up system.