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Tension & Compression Systems


Timber Construction

A combination of timber and steel can use the best properties of each material and achieve a cost-effective and attractive design. Ancon Tension Systems can be connected to the timber compression members, and if high loads are involved, several bars can be used together.

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Canopies are frequently supported from above to provide unobstructed access below. Tension bars transfer the load from the front of the canopy back to the main structure or to a mast for free standing canopies.

Glazed Structures

The passage of light is normally a vital consideration in the design of glazed structures. The small profile of the Ancon System ensures the maximum transmission of light, while enhancing the overall appearance of the structure.

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Roof Structures

Trusses and lattice frames which support roofs can benefit from the replacement of tension members with the Ancon system. This will allow generous site adjustments to be made to accommodate inaccuracies within the frame. This would not be possible with a conventionally bolted frame.

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Ancon exhibiting at Evolving Concrete 2016

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 to sponsor Concrete Society Awards

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.