Installation of Leviat’s Ancon Teplo-BF low-thermal conductivity wall ties is now quicker and easier following continuous product improvement and development. As a popular product in energy efficient construction, the reduction in material wastage is an added benefit. Read more
Senior Engineer, Jeff Edwards explores an issue that has become common knowledge in the construction industry, that designed thermal performance figures for cavity wall constructions are rarely achieved under actual site conditions. He lets us in on how his passion for addressing this 'performance gap' resulted in the creation of the revolutionary Ancon Thermal Windpost (TWP2). Read more
Everything you need to know about post-Brexit product approval regulations for construction products
As the dust settles on the UK’s Brexit negotiations, it is only now that the full implications of our break from Europe are beginning to be felt in the market. In the construction industry, the big topic right now is product standards, and, at Leviat, we are again leading the way with new approval markings across our market-leading range of Ancon stainless steel support systems. Read more
In honour of International Women in Engineering Day, we're celebrating the achievements of our own outstanding female engineers by finding out more about them, why they chose engineering, and what advice they’d give to women considering it as a career path. Our second interview is with Design Draughtsperson Liudmila Trull. Read more
In honour of International Women in Engineering Day, we're celebrating the achievements of our own outstanding female engineers by finding out more about them, why they chose engineering, and what advice they’d give to women considering it as a career path. Our first interview is with Senior Engineer Harriet Cotton. Read more
Ancon were pleased to take part in the Women's Engineering Society Tomorrow's Engineers Week in November. The week is dedicated to raising awareness of women working in STEM roles, showing girls how interesting these careers can be. Read more
The Government has amended the Building Regulations to prohibit the use of combustible materials in the external walls of buildings in England over 18 metres that contain at least one dwelling. Here Ancon answers a number of questions about the new regulation. Read more
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
We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring a Bear for the 2021 ‘Bears of Sheffield’ sculpture trail, a unique participative public art event that will raise funds for a new, urgently needed, Cancer and Leukaemia ward at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Designed to minimise thermal bridging in masonry cavity walls, the patented Ancon Thermal Windpost (TWP2) from Leviat offers up to an impressive 70% reduction in thermal transmission through the span of the windpost.