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
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
Construction industry remains open. Manufacturing at Leviat continues through latest national lockdown.
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From January 1st 2021, the UK will recognise both the EU CE marking approvals, for a time limited period, and the new UK based approval system, which will be known as the UKCA mark. The EU will only recognise CE marking by EU notified bodies as proof of efficacy moving forwards. Leviat has been working closely with both EU notified and UK approved bodies to ensure compliance is achieved at the earliest possible opportunity and we can confirm that we have obtained all relevant certification.