Easifix,DIY glass block installation system.Provides a fully finished glass block panel in half the time.Suitable for internal glass block building only.This is a dry build system.
Step 1 - Preparing of the opening
Cut 71 x 15mm planed timber and place into Easifix sleeve to create a neat finish. Mitre cut the corners of easifix sleeve.
Step 2 - Preparing of the opening
Lay out blocks and Easifix spacers dry to ensure modules fit. Secure frame horizontally and vertically to surfaces at 600mm centres ensuring it is both square and perpendicular.
Step 3 - Anchoring the Horizontal Spacer
Cut long length of easifix spacer fractionally shorter than the horizontal length of opening. Take two anchor brackets and bend prongs to a right angle using pliers. Insert prongs into holes of easifix spacer at each end.
Step 4 - Anchoring the Horizontal Spacer
Silicon two 5mm beads of mastic into the under-side of the easifix spacer, fit to base of opening. Screw fix anchor brackets in place.
Step 5 - Laying First Course
Take a 185mm length of spacer profile and silicon two beads of mastic on one side. Place over the anchor bracket. Silicon two beads of mastic to the easifix spacer profile. Fit first block. Take another piece of 185mm easifix, apply silicon and fit to exposed vertical of first block. Fit next block and repeat this process until first row is complete.
Step 6 - Laying First Course
Note : Easifix spacer must always separate blocks from frame. (fig.1) Remember each row has to be secured with anchor brackets. (fig.2)
Step 7 - Finishing the glass block panel
Repeat previous steps to complete the next and following rows.
Step 8 - Sealing and waterproofing the glass block panel
When the wall is complete, caulk the joints with silicon. Alternatively, grout using a wide grout joint.