Quality-assured fixings and supports for rapid construction
Ancon fixings for masonry and concrete are an essential component in new-build schools, both public and private, enabling much-needed education facilities to be completed safely and quickly – whatever the budget.
Masonry support systems enable large-scale brick cladding installations to be completed to the highest safety standards and can be designed to allow iconic architectural brickwork features to be achieved, including deep soffits, arches and perforated masonry, without structural steelwork being seen. In concrete frame construction, shear load connectors and Shearfix punching shear reinforcement are specifically designed to simplify and accelerate construction processes.
Ancon designed and manufactured the complex stainless steel brick support and restraint system behind the complicated façade of the award-winning LSE Saw Swee Hock Student Centre in London, UK.
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, London School of Economics, UK
Ancon designed and manufactured the stainless steel support and restraint system for the brick façade on this attractive Town Centre development, voted Best Public Building in the 2014 Brick Awards.
East Ham Customer Service Centre & Library, London, UK
Ancon has supplied over 12,000 bespoke stainless steel corbels and 600,000 stainless steel pins to support and restrain the stunning brickwork façade of this landmark project.
Switch House, Tate Modern Extension, London
235 Nexus® brick faced soffit units and lintels were installed in window heads and ground level colonnades of this modern, purpose-built community hub.
Muirfield Community Centre, Scotland
3,000 Metres of Ancon brick support angle and over 800 Ancon Windposts have been supplied to the construction of new student accommodation at the University of Liverpool’s Chatham Street campus.
Student Accommodation, Chatham Street, Liverpool
Ancon designed and manufactured over 400 metres of stainless steel brick support angle for the new St. Mary’s Catholic College in Blackpool.
St Mary’s Catholic College, Blackpool
A new six storey university building on the Ipswich waterfront is the first construction project in Europe to use a new Lockable Dowel from Ancon Building Products.
James Hehir Building, University Campus Suffolk
Ancon supplied a unique masonry support system to the construction of Opal 3, an impressive mixed use development on Hoyle Street in Sheffield.
Opal 3, Hoyle Street, Sheffield
Brick, block or stone cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel masonry support systems.
Ancon Windposts are designed to span vertically between floors to provide lateral support for panels of brickwork.
There are various methods of fixing to concrete or steel frames.
Channel & Bolt Fixings
Wall ties and restraint fixings are an essential element in the stability of masonry panels.
Wall Ties & Restraint Fixings
Concrete structures are designed with expansion and contraction joints to allow movement to take place.
Shear Load Connectors
Ancon Lockable Dowels are a proven, independently-tested solution which is both easy to detail and install on site.
Catch up on the latest developments from Ancon
Ancon recommends that when tying a masonry outer leaf to a timber frame, in a UK town or city, wall ties should be specified to Types 5 to 7 in BS 5268-6.1: 1996.
The Lockable Dowel has won a 2017 Most Innovative Product award in the USA. It has been named Editor’s Choice in the ‘Materials for Concrete Construction’ category.
Specifying modern brick-faced soffits just got easier, with the publication of Ancon’s new 16-page Nexus brochure.