Use of offsite manufacturing for multi-storey concrete frames is increasing in the UK. This trend has necessitated the development of new construction methodologies, particularly in the field of primary structural connections between precast concrete elements. Read more
Head Restraints provide simple support to the top of a masonry panel by transferring lateral load (usually wind or internal pressure load) from the masonry to the primary structure, whilst allowing some vertical movement in the frame in relation to the top of the wall. Read more
Ancon recommends that when tying a masonry outer leaf to a timber frame, in a UK town or city, wall ties should be specified to Types 5 to 7 in BS 5268-6.1: 1996. Read more
Poorly installed wall ties led to the collapse of masonry at a primary school. Ancon considers the findings of the independent inquiry and advises on industry best practice Read more
Ancon Teplo wall ties comprise pultruded basalt fibres set in a resin matrix which offers a thermal conductivity of just 0.7W/mK. The thermal efficiency of this innovative material means these ties are excluded from U-value calculations to BS EN ISO 6946, minimising insulation thickness and wall footprint. Read more
There are various occasions when a new wall needs to be tied into existing masonry e.g. house extensions, garden walls and conservatories. Wall starter kits are fast and easy to install and replace the traditional ‘toothing out’ method. Read more
Insufficient embedment of wall ties in the mortar joints of masonry cavity walls compromises wall tie performance and could lead to the collapse of walls. Read more
Timber-framed construction is a popular, proven building method, offering the benefits of rapid construction, minimal site waste and the use of a sustainable building material. Read more
This post discusses the most common problems associated with the incorrect use of cavity wall ties and how to overcome these. Read more
Successfully re-engineered by Ancon, the IHR range of internal head restraints can now accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.
Ancon has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the third Queen’s Award for the company.