WHAT IS A Wi BEAM?

A Wi Beam is a bond beam which can replace traditional windposts, or provide horizontal support within a wall, or at the top of a wall. It is effectively a reinforced concrete beam formed within a hollow-core concrete block, which acts as permanent shuttering and the visible face of the beam.

They are a safer, stronger alternative to traditional proprietary windposts such as an Ancon WP2, or WP3 and structural steel sections. Using simple internal reinforcement within uniquely designed hollow blocks, Wi Beams maximise masonry wall strength without thickening the wall or adversely impacting on its appearance.  Indeed, as Wi Beams are integrated within the wall, they are visually undetectable when used within Wi Slot Block walls, as there are no movement joints to blight the appearance of the walls.

WHAT SIZES DO THEY COME IN?

Wi Beam blocks come in the standard UK format sizes of 100mm, 140mm, 190mm and 215mm wide x 215mm high and 440mm long.  They can span to lengths of 11m.

Wi BEAM RANGE

High Performance

Wi Beams are primarily intended to replace typical proprietary windposts, steel columns, box-sections or even reinforced concrete columns acting as windposts.

HIGH PERFORMANCE Wi BEAMS

(CAT 1 BLOCKS, C40 Wi MORTAR)

Wi Beams can span lengths up to 11m and can replace traditional heavyweight lintels.

Our Wi Beams are a stronger alternative to any traditional wind post section on the market, which means there can be a reduction in the number of supports required.

HOW ARE THEY INSTALLED?

Construction of a Wi Beam is very straight forward and can be easily achieved by a competent bricklayer.

Click on the adjacent video to see how simple this is.

We also provide full installation training for operatives and supervisors, free of charge – please contact us to arrange, just call 0208 903 4527

HOW MANY WOULD I NEED?

The number of Wi Beams required depends on the location of the wall, its height, length, width and any exposure to wind, or internal pressure.

A windpost/Wi Beam would normally be designed by a structural engineer. To relieve designers of tedious repetitive calculations we have developed a free design program intended to function as a design aid to accelerate the assessment of Wi Columns subject to lateral loading. Architects and engineers please click here for more information relating to design and detailing.

You can call us on 0208 903 4527 for a free design check and advice.

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PRICE AND DELIVERY

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The Wi System is currently available to all mainland parts of England, Wales and Scotland.

Our standard delivery is usually 48 hours.

For prices and delivery charges please contact us.

Wembley Innovation are the sole suppliers of the Wi System, please contact us to make an order.

Please call 0208 903 4527 or email office@wembleyinnovation.co.uk

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