Brick, the UK’s favourite cladding material, is increasingly being used to deliver visually stunning buildings. Leviat and Ibstock Kevington, two of the UK’s foremost innovators in masonry support and prefabricated brickwork manufacture, created NEXUS®, a range of advanced lightweight solutions that make modern brick-faced soffits and lintels achievable and easy-to-install.
NEXUS® combines a specially developed Ibstock Kevington lightweight brick-faced steel unit with the tried and tested Ancon MDC stainless steel bracket angle support system.
NEXUS XI® is the latest addition to the expanding NEXUS family.
NEXUS XI® provides an innovative mechanically fixed suspended brickwork soffit and lintel solution. It has secured an ‘A’ fire safety rating from the BBA, meaning it can be specified and installed with confidence on high-rise residential buildings over 18 metres, in compliance with the recent amendment to Approved Document B of the Building Regulations.
Further details and technical specifications on the Nexus® system, including NEXUS® Original and NEXUS XI®, can be found in our new brochure, available to download below.
Nexus Next Generation Brick Faced Support System (PDF, 5.32 MB)
Take a look at our case studies where the NEXUS® range has been used.
The innovative NEXUS brick-faced support system has been specified to create a modern interpretation of a historical building design for a new health centre in Glasgow.
This mixed use development, on the southern fringes of the Olympic Park, utilised the Nexus system to achieve flawless brick-faced soffits to the hundreds of door and window heads.
235 Nexus® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed in window heads and ground level colonnades of this modern, purpose-built community hub.
Nexus® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed at the window heads and entrance way of this major regeneration project on the edge of the 1969 Silchester estate.
The £81m Great Eastern Quays scheme features an intricate façade framework of high quality brickwork, utilising the Nexus system to achieve flawless brick-faced soffits.