Technical expertise supports architectural design flair
From simple box-type home construction using Ancon wall ties, lintels and windposts to the build of iconic concrete-core high-rise buildings using couplers, shear connectors and masonry support systems, Ancon products support architectural innovation and design flair in the residential market.
As thermal efficiency requirements become more stringent, Ancon balcony connectors with thermal breaks are an important component of apartment buildings, while thermal and acoustic wall ties help developers meet the latest regulations.
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.
Bow River Village, London
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.
Silchester Estate, Kensington & Chelsea, London
Ancon TeploTie wall ties have been installed by Aston Homes on Devon Cottage, a distinctive energy-efficient property in Cookham Dean, Berkshire.
TeploTie is the Wall Tie of choice for Aston Homes’ latest energy-efficient dwelling
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
Ancon TeploTie, the low thermal conductivity wall tie manufactured from basalt fibres, has been used in the first certified Passivhaus to be built using masonry cavity walls.
TeploTie Used in British Passivhaus
Owners of a plot of land near Hexham in the North Pennine Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) wanted to build a decent, comfortable and energy efficient home. They discovered the PassivHaus standard and one of its leading advocates in the UK, Mark Siddall of LEAP (Lovingly Engineered Architectural Process) , and they set about their dream to build ‘Steel Farm’.
Build to PassivHaus Standards with Ancon TeploTies
Ancon Isolan insulated balcony connectors have been installed on the seven storey Daisy Spring Works development in Sheffield, UK.
Daisy Spring Works, Sheffield, UK
Over 220 metres of Ancon Isotec thermal break have been installed by Dandara at the slab-to-balcony connections on this stylish residential development in St. Helier. The Ancon system minimises the effect of cold bridging at the construction joint, reducing energy use in the building.
1875, Wesley Chapel Residential Development, St. Helier, Jersey
Ancon has fabricated six stainless steel lattice towers to support the brick chimneys of a large new residential property in Hampshire.
Stainless Steel Chimney Supports, Hampshire UK
Ancon Individual Support Brackets provide great flexibility in the design of brickwork. They are used to support curved brickwork, arches and where the soffit of a soldier course has to be seen to be unsupported from below.
Individual Brackets - Deansgate, Manchester, UK
Ancon manufactured a special stainless steel Gothic Arch to restrain the natural stone cladding of a prestigious residential development in Chelsea.
Gothic Arch - Symons Street, Chelsea, UK
Ancon supplied stainless steel tension bars to the build of the ‘Eco House’; one of the major attractions of the 2008 Ideal Home Show in London. The project was a flat-pack, modular assembly requiring 144 individual tension bars in two lengths.
Eco House, 2008 Ideal Home Show, London UK
Wall ties and restraint fixings are an essential element in the stability of masonry panels.
Wall Ties & Restraint Fixings
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.
Ancon’s connectors minimise heat loss at balcony locations while maintaining structural integrity.
Insulated Balcony Connectors
Tie bars are increasingly being used in structures and buildings as an architectural as well as a structural element.
Tension & Compression Systems
Ancon is a specialist fabricator and has a wealth of experience in working with a range of types and grades of stainless steel.
Stainless Steel Fabrications
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.