Most wall profile manufacturers are turning to cheaper "ferritic" stainless to save costs. Tests show that ferritic stainless steel has far less corrosion resistance and a fraction of the life span.
Inferior stainless steel is easy to spot - it's magnetic.
Simpson Strong-Tie only use austenitic stainless steel
Reasons to choose C2KS;
The best solution for tying-in of new walls to existing structures. featuring unique “snap out” ties which can be positioned at any point on the channel for a universal fit. The C2K Crocodile Wall Starter is incredibly versatile and can be used with most brick and block modules. This system has been designed with reliability and durability in mind, making it a great multi purpose system. It provides lateral support to masonry wall panels in conversion, extension and new building work.
It accommodates wall heights of up to 2.4m per pack. Masonry widths 60mm to 250mm BBA approved for up to 8m
BBA Approved for up to 8m, 3-storey work. Accommodates 10mm of vertical movement. Adjustable anchor ties to accommodate variation in brick courses. All fixings and ties provided within the packs. The multi-purpose ‘no flange profile’ that has been designed to cater for brick and block walls of widths from 60 to 250mm. Ideal for internal and external applications where both sides of the new wall are to be fair-faced.