Helping Hand Brackets

EVT U-Brackets Aluminium

Vertical application
Concealed fix
Floor to floor
Heavy materials

U-Shaped Brackets are designed to be capable of withstanding larger spans, engineered to support large cavities and where there is a need to span between floors due to fixing constraints between slabs. 

Subject to design approval U-Brackets can also be used to support medium to heavyweight facades in applications where the loadings are too high for standard EVT L-Brackets. 

Aluminium brackets for rainscreen are designed in accordance with BS EN 1090-3:2008 and / or Euro code 9 – Part 1. 

EVT U-Brackets are designed using vertical box sections with a 50mm base and varying depths, box section to be specified by RJ facades technical department.  

The brackets base has fixing slots suitable for concrete, steel and timber, it also includes slots and holes for Fixed and Sliding Point brackets.

Brackets are available with the following thermal pad options to improve overall thermal performance: -

EVT Thermal Pad - Cost engineered solution
AK200 Thermal Pad - For enhanced thermal performance
FR200 Thermal Pad - For fire rated applications

Bracket and profile configuration is specified by RJ Facades technical department. To submit your project specifics please go to Facade Designer.


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  • Downloads
  • Approvals
  • Typical Facade Systems
  • Technical Characteristics
  • Approvals


    UL Winmark Approval (UKAS Product Certification)

    The UL Certification covers the full range of brackets and accessory components. The aluminium and stainless EVT brackets and components are manufactured and fabricated in Europe and the UK at UL audited manufacturing sites.

    The Approval Covers

    A detailed overview of the certified products 

    Technical specification of the products 

    An initial assessment of the certified company's factory production control systems.

    Design considerations

    A review of the products documentation to help demonstrate compliance with the applicable requirements of the UL Scheme. 

    An assessment of the certified products contribution to any key requirement of the building regulations.

    An overview of the certified companies product installation requirements and procedures.

    An overview of all supporting test documentation used for the product evaluation. 

    Ongoing surveillance of the certified company's factory production control system and procedures.  

    The conditions under which this product certification is valid. 

  • Typical Façade Systems


    Bravo-H Support System for aluminium tongue and groove cassette panels. 

    Vario-F Support System to support face fixed façade materials

    Forte Support System for supporting stone facades up to 60kg

    Forte-L Support System for supporting stone facades up to 40kg

    Forte-P Support System for supporting heavy façade materials up to 90kg

    Brickslip Support System for supporting brick facades. 

    Kerf Support System for supporting ornate shaped stone panels. 

  • Technical Characteristics


    Typical bracket configuration uses the Fixed Point bracket at the highest position on the vertical rail to support the façade vertical dead loads. The Sliding Point bracket is used typically on all other positions on the vertical rail to absorb the project wind loading

    The system benefits from using a standard helping hand system, which is interchangeable with other RJ Facades helping hand systems based on the project requirements. 

    Bracket configuration is specified by RJ Facades technical department. To submit your project specifics please go to Facade Designer.

    RJ Facades offer one of the UK's largest range of Helping Hand brackets which have been designed to help achieve the the required U-Value while helping to support the facade system going back to the backing wall.

    Project thermal calculations to confirm insulation thickness available on a project by project basis.

    RJ Facades design issued by the our technical department can be covered by Product and design insurance if required.

    System components available in AutoCAD and PDF downloads.

    RJ Facades offer a standard, available ex stock UK, range that covers most design requirements.

    All rails available to specific RAL colours in Qualicoat on an order to order basis.