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

Click tab for SP or HP Wi Beams

SP – Standard Performance 

Wi Beams replace typical proprietary windposts, angles and lightweight box sections for housing, hospitals, schools, colleges and commercial projects.

STANDARD PERFORMANCE Wi BEAMS

(CAT 2 BLOCKS, C30 Wi MORTAR)

HP – High Performance

Wi Beams are primarily intended for large infrastructure projects to replace structural steel columns, box-sections or even reinforced concrete columns acting as windposts.

HIGH PERFORMANCE Wi BEAMS

(CAT 1 BLOCKS, C40 Wi MORTAR)

WHAT STRENGTHS ARE AVAILABLE?

We have two ranges of Wi Beams:

SP – Standard Performance

Wi Beams which replace typical proprietary windposts, angles and lightweight box sections for housing, hospitals, schools, colleges and commercial projects

HP – High Performance

Wi Beams which are primarily intended for large infrastructure projects to replace structural steel column, box-sections or even reinforced concrete columns acting as windposts

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?

This 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.  However, for simple cases, such as the SP range, you can estimate the number of windposts required by using our Wi System Estimating software (downloadable here).  All you need to do is to input the design parameters which should be known, or can be measured.  If you don’t know what the internal pressure is, then you can adopt a value of say 0.5kPa as a start point and then get this confirmed by the project structural engineer.  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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