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
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
Ancon Apprentice Niamh Farrell has made the shortlist for the competitive ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category, at the 2020 Made in Sheffield manufacturing awards; a biennial ceremony celebrating excellence in manufacturing in the Sheffield city region.
Ancon continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. Read about the further measures we are undertaking here at Ancon.