Ancon Isolan Insulated and Reinforced Balcony Connectors
The Ancon Isolan system is a structural component used to join external concrete balconies to internal concrete floor slabs. It provides continuity to both the concrete reinforcement and the thermal insulation of the wall protecting the building against the effects of cold bridging.
Standard Isolan systems, comprising rigid CFC-free polystyrene insulation and stainless steel shear reinforcement, suit most depths of cantilever and propped cantilever balconies. The various systems allow the transfer of all loads in structural concrete i.e. moment, shear, compression and tension, and are suitable for straight runs and both internal and external corners.
Ancon Isolan connectors require conventional reinforcing bars to provide the tension and compression reinforcement. When compared to systems where this reinforcement is an integral component, the Ancon Isolan solution can provide substantial cost savings and simplify specification and scheduling, transportation, on-site handling and installation.