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Tension & Compression Systems

Applications

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

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.

Latest News

Jewson Live 2016

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.

New KSN Anchor Installation Animation

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.