Rated 5 out of 5Â by welltheresyourproblem Crack stitching Helifix kit
Simple to use, quality bit of kit. An excellent raking bit is included. The quickest way to clean the gun out after use is to put the old mixing tub or a bucket under an outside tap. Then pull the gun apart under the running tap. All the excess grout drops into the bucket so very little mess. And no blocked drain. Take less than a minute to have the gun and nozzles spotless. Very impressed with this kit.
13 Feb 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by AnotherDIYbloke Seems alright
Handy kit, easy to use, too early to tell if it actually works. Note that the instructions in the box recommend finishing the job with Helifix Crackbond TE3 resin. That's not stocked by screwfix or any local builders merchants - special order only (or direct from Helifix).
28 Jul 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mozzy Superb crack repair system
A very effective system with easy to follow instructions and everything included in the kit that you need to do a proper job.
19 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Shamanpan Saved me hundereds
I was selling my house and noticed that an air line crack in the plaster had gotten worse. With the possibility of a prospective surveyor marking this down as a negative and informing the buyer so he could potentially knock a grand of the price, I thought it would be best to have a go at repairing the problem.
Upon chipping back the plaster, I was horrified to notice that the fascia of the house was new brick and the side was the old Victorian brick. Whichever builder had renovated the house some 15 years earlier, they certainly had made a pigs ear of the job, no ties, very little mortar and basically a bodge job.
My initial shock was to phone for a specialist builder to quote me, he did and the cost made me suck air through my teeth faster than a jet engine preparing for take off.
I then stumbled on this kit and thought I would have a go myself. I am glad I did, it was easy to task and the kit and work that I undertook resulted in a very strong tie in of the old and new brick. The supplied motor is rock hard when set and grips into the bar and joint to pull the gap together. The end result being a repair that would last at least another 100 years.
After re-plastering the wall, the surveyor did inspect the house and it passed with flying colours.
My only criticism about this kit is that the motor does not cover 10 meters. I managed only about 5. This could be due to the gaps on Victorian houses being bigger than new build. The price of the kits saved me in the region of Â£400, so I was very pleased. However I have noticed that a very similar kit can be found on the web for half the price of this Screwfix one.
Overall a brilliant item but look out SF, you have price competition.
2 Aug 2012