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Nexus® Suspended Brickwork Units

Nexus® Suspended Brickwork System

Modular Brick-Faced Units

Ancon MDC systems can be designed and manufactured to support modular factory made brick-faced units, where brick slips are adhered to either steelwork or precast concrete. The units are simply bolted to the underside of the prefixed support angle. This two-part process provides maximum adjustability, both vertically and horizontally, to ensure alignment.

Due to a change in the Building Regulations, use of bonded brick-faced soffits and lintels is restricted to buildings up to 18 metres high. This change affects residential construction projects in England that start on site after 21st February 2019. Contact Ancon for more information.

Nexus® Suspended Brickwork System

Creating brick-faced reveals and soffits is much simpler and quicker with the Nexus® suspended brickwork system.

The Nexus® system combines a specially developed Ibstock-Kevington lightweight brick faced steel unit with Ancon’s tried and tested MDC stainless steel bracket angle support system. The system offers contractors easier handling coupled with maximum adjustability, both vertically and horizontally, for quick and simple alignment on site.

Ancon MDC support system with Nexus® brick-faced soldier bond soffit from Ibstock-Kevington

"Being a two-part system, we found the Nexus® brick faced support system easier to install on site than a single piece system. We were able to adjust it quickly and simply and appreciated the flexibility the two-part system offered."

Marc Coleman - Project Manager - Flahive Brickwork

Nexus® Brick-Faced Lintels

Nexus brick faced lintels are designed to carry a single leaf of a cavity wall.

Prefabricated from stainless steel for maximum corrosion protection, they offer a quick and simple way of creating deep soffits above window and door openings. They are ideal where speed is important - the permanently bonded brick slip facings, applied off-site, are manufactured from the same batch as the main brickwork providing a seamless blend meaning no compromise on quality or appearance. The lightweight design means the lintels can be simply lifted into place by hand, with no mechanical lifting equipment required, saving time on site.

Nexus Stretcher Bond Lintel

Nexus 140x215 Stretcher Bond Lintel

Bow River Village, London

This mixed use development, on the southern fringes of the Olympic Park, utilised the Nexus system to achieve flawless brick-faced soffits to the hundreds of door and window heads.

Muirfield Community Centre, Scotland

235 Nexus® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed in window heads and ground level colonnades of this modern, purpose-built community hub.

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