Insulated Balcony Connectors
Ancon Thermally Insulated Balcony Connectors
Leviat's range of Ancon connectors have undergone comprehensive thermal modelling, proving their ability to reduce heat loss and eliminate condensation risk. They provide a thermal break by inserting a material with a low thermal conductivity between elements with a higher conductivity and most also provide local insulation at the joint.
Comprised only of materials of class A1/A2 combustibility, they are ideal for use in high-rise construction.
As a critical structural component, they transfer moment, shear, tension and compression forces. Our range is available for concrete-to-concrete, steel-to-concrete and steel-to-steel applications.
Ancon Isotec is a high performance thermal break system comprising 100% stainless steel reinforcement and fire-resistant mineral wool insulation. It is particularly suitable for highly energy-efficient structures and compression studs facilitate installation in heavily congested or stepped floor slabs where compression bars would be difficult to accommodate.
Isotec Thermally Insulated Balcony Connectors (PDF, 2.9 MB)
Ancon STC (galvanised steel) and SSTC (stainless steel) steel-to-concrete balcony connectors are used to anchor steel balconies to concrete floor slabs and have been proven through thermal modelling to reduce heat loss when compared to direct connections.
The two-part assembly, comprising a cast-in anchorage and a post-fixed bracket with thermal pad located at the interface, allows for phased construction.
SSTC and STC Thermally Insulated Balcony Connectors (PDF, 1.8 MB)
Ancon STS (galvanised steel) and SSTS (stainless steel) are compact thermal breaks, typically used for connecting steel balconies to structural steel frames, which are equally suitable for other steel-to-steel applications.
The connectors comprise tension and compression components within a single combined unit, wrapped in class A1 non-combustible mineral wool insulation. Manufactured to order, the vertical centres of the four A4 stainless steel fixing studs can be specified to suit the exact requirements of an application.
A thermal plate, with an independently verified European reaction-to fire classification of A2-s1 d0, is located at each steel interface.
SSTS and STS Thermally Insulated Balcony Connectors (PDF, 2.06 MB)
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