Whilst looking at old buildings I began to notice all the varying designs of building tie bars that have been used over the centuries. This lead me to start photographing them to form an interesting collection. Maybe there are thousands of designs out these all waiting for someone to photograph them and then to start a new web site consisting entirely of Tie Bars! Maybe you?
These bars are used when an old wall of a house is beginning to bulge outwards. A round tie bar is inserted right through the house from one side to the other and the large washer and nut screwed on at each end. Sometimes one can see old garden walls restrained in this way too.
Quite a few people have been killed over the years by bulging walls suddenly collapsing and falling on them.