Connections & Ties
The choice of fixing and its position in the structure should be considered when the windpost or parapet post has been selected. This is particularly important when the post is to be fixed to concrete. The bolt in the slotted connection at the top should be positioned so that vertical movement of the frame can take place. Typical details are shown.
The type of fixing will depend on the frame. Expansion bolts are normally supplied for concrete frames and set screws will be supplied for steel frames.
A range of ties is available to suit Ancon Windposts. SDN Ties are used to the outer leaf and SPN Ties to the inner leaf. SNS Ties are used across the posts in the inner blockwork and can be supplied with a debonding sleeve for use where there is a vertical movement joint.
Wall Ties for Windposts when used with Cellular Clay Block
Ancon Windposts are designed to span vertically between floors to provide lateral support for panels of brickwork.
A range of wall ties is available to suit Ancon windposts when used with an inner leaf of cellular clay blocks.
The CCB-SPN connects Ancon WP1/3 channel profile windposts to the inner cellular clay block leaf.
The CCB-SNS ties are used across Ancon WP2 angle shaped windposts installed in the inner leaf.
Following recent fire tests at BRE Global, Ancon is pleased to confirm that its innovative basalt-fibre, low thermal conductivity wall ties, Teplo-BF and Teplo-L, offer 120 minute fire resistance, making them suitable for buildings of any height.
After a string of Awards successes for the Teplo range, the new Teplo-BF low thermal conductivity wall tie has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Innovation in Insulation” category of the 2016 Build It Awards.