Masonry Support / Brick Support
Brick, block or stone cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel masonry support systems.
Frame type, differential movement, type of cladding, masonry load and cavity width all need to be considered when selecting the most appropriate fixing solution. Contact us for advice.
UKCA and CE Marking
Construction products which fall within the scope of a harmonised Standard should now carry UKCA and CE marking under the Construction Products Regulation.
For masonry support systems, the harmonised standard is BS EN 1090-1 Execution of steel structures and aluminium structures: Requirements for conformity assessment of structural components. We comply with all UKCA and CE marking requirements of this Standard, including designs to EN 1993 (Eurocode 3) and external certification of our factory production controls by an approved body. We are certified to undertake welded fabrication work to Execution Class 2 which covers the vast majority of building applications and is the default class when unspecified.
Bracket Angle Support
AnconOptima is a standard system where the brackets and angles are supplied as separate components. Ancon MDC systems have brackets welded to the angle and are designed to suit the specific cavity width and masonry load of a project.
The BBA approved family of NEXUS brick-faced soffit and lintel systems brings together our high integrity steel support system with engineered brick-faced units from Ibstock Kevington. The lightweight brick-faced steel units can be simply bolted to the Ancon MDC stainless steel bracket angle support system to create flawless brick reveals and soffits.
NEXUS XI, the latest addition to the range, provides a mechanically fixed solution that can be specified and installed with confidence on high-rise residential buildings over 18 metres, in compliance with the 2019 amendment of Approved Document B: Fire Safety of the Building Regulations.
MDA Individual Brackets feature short angles and are used to support masonry features such as curves or arches.
Ancon masonry support systems can now be supplied with Thermal Breaks to minimise heat loss through cold bridging, and improve the energy efficiency of your building project. For more information, download the brochure.
Ancon Thermal Breaks (PDF, 1.79 MB)
Construction industry remains open. Manufacturing at Leviat continues through latest national lockdown.
The health, safety and wellbeing of all those who work with us and for us, as well as the general public, is always our No. 1 priority.
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.