This post discusses the most common problems associated with the incorrect use of cavity wall ties and how to overcome these. Read more
Wall ties, sometimes called ‘brick ties’, are used in buildings with cavity walls. They are used to join the two leaves of a cavity wall together. Read more
Presenting a range of projects where shear load connectors have assisted the design of reinforced concrete connections in both building and civil engineering contracts. Read more
A discussion on how reinforced concrete must be designed and constructed to accommodate the inevitable movements that will take place. Read more
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
Ancon will be exhibiting at the UK’s largest builders’ merchant show, Jewson Live, 2016 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on 15th December.
Ancon’s latest animated video evaluates the limitations of traditional re-bend continuity systems, including the dangers associated with them, and presents a safer, easier, quicker solution - the KSN Anchor System.