Insulated Balcony Connectors
Ancon Thermally Insulated Balcony Connectors
Ancon’s connectors minimise heat loss at balcony locations while maintaining structural integrity. 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.
As a critical structural component, they transfer moment, shear, tension and compression forces. Standard solutions are available for concrete-to-concrete, steel-to-concrete and steel-to-steel applications.
The STS system is a compact thermal break, typically used for connecting steel balconies to structural steel frames but is equally suitable for other steel-to-steel applications. It comprises tension and compression components within a single compact unit, wrapped in polystyrene insulation. Each unit features four A4 stainless steel fixing studs and a thermoset plate at each steel interface. It is supplied with a galvanised steel compression component as standard or a stainless steel version (SSTS) on request.
The STC system anchors steel balconies to concrete floor slabs. 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. It is supplied with a galvanised steel bracket as standard or a stainless steel bracket (SSTC) on request.
Isotec is a high performance thermal break system comprising 100% stainless steel reinforcement and fire-resistant mineral wool insulation. Compression studs rather than bars facilitate installation even in congested concrete floor slabs.
Isolan is a simple, cost-effective thermal break system. Conventional reinforcing bars are used to provide the tension and compression reinforcement which offer cost savings over other systems and simplifies specification, scheduling, transportation, handling and installation.
Ancon is a proud sponsor of the 6th UK DISC (Developments in Structural Concrete) Conference, taking place at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London, on 29 November 2018.
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