Holding concrete structures together securely, connecting joints between slabs and transferring loads throughout the structure is the job of steel rebar couplers, reinforcement continuity systems, stud rails and shear dowels. Read more
In urban landscapes sometimes dominated by steel and glass, beautifully formed, gravity-defying brick facades can really grab the attention and provide a refreshing, sometimes challenging, contrast to the architectural vernacular. Read more
Deep reveals and sofﬁts are an increasingly popular design feature that add an extra depth and dimension to masonry façades. Creating these effects can be key to the aesthetics of the building but can pose engineering problems. We uncover four ways to suspend brickwork in our latest article. Read more
Here, brick support specialist, Ancon, provides details of how redundant cast-in channels should be treated when located in close proximity to post-fixed anchors. Read more
This is a question Ancon’s Technical Services Team is regularly asked by those specifying and purchasing support systems for masonry cladding. Here, we outline the reasons why stainless steel is used in this application. Read more
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important in today’s building designs and the thermal performance of the insulated building envelope is a key design consideration. Read more
Wall Ties are an essential element in the strength and stability of cavity walls, but by crossing the cavity they act as a thermal bridge between the internal and external leaves. Generally speaking, the wider the insulated cavity, the more substantial the Wall Tie needs to be and the greater the effect the tie will then have on the U-value of the wall. Read more
Approved Document E: Resistance to the Passage of Sound specifies the requirements for Type A Wall Ties for use in internal separating walls of new-build attached dwellings. Read more
Ancon will be exhibiting at Evolving Concrete 2016 on Thursday 20th October 2016 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre, Reading. Ancon will be on Stand 19 for the duration of the event.
Ancon is proud to sponsor The Concrete Society Awards Dinner which is scheduled to be held at The Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on 17th November 2016.