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.
Nexus® Brick-Faced Support System
Creating brick-faced reveals and soffits is much simpler and quicker with the Nexus® brick faced support 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.
"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® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed at the window heads and entrance way of this major regeneration project on the edge of the 1969 Silchester estate.
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.
235 Nexus® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed in window heads and ground level colonnades of this modern, purpose-built community hub.
Teplo-BFR is an innovative basalt-fibre wall tie that features a plain end for resin anchoring into an existing structure and a moulded safety end for building into a new bed joint.
Nexus, the next generation of brick-faced support systems developed through a collaboration between Ibstock Kevington and Ancon, is the first of its kind to achieve British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification for both soffits and lintels.