Stainless Steel Chimney Supports, Hampshire UK
Ancon has fabricated six stainless steel lattice towers to support the brick chimneys of a large new residential property in Hampshire.
The fabrication work was undertaken at the company’s manufacturing facility in Sheffield, the city world renowned as the traditional heart of the stainless steel industry.
The two 7metre high and four 5.5metre high towers were manufactured from Austenitic stainless steel, grade 1.4301 (304). This grade is suitable for a broad range of construction applications. It is readily formed and welded, and provides excellent resistance to corrosion.
Each tower comprised four corner angles, braced at regular intervals by both horizontal and diagonal plates.
Originally conceived as overlapping bars, the diagonal braces were re-designed by Ancon and laser cut from stainless steel plate in the shape of an ‘X’, thereby reducing material content.
Three sides of each tower were fully welded, whilst the braces on the fourth side were bolted in position, to provide some fixing tolerance on-site.
The towers were mechanically fixed to the structural frame of the building and, as construction progressed, brickwork was tied back to the towers for support.
Site photography has been supplied courtesy of Christopher Smallwood Architects.
Ancon has a wealth of experience in working with a range of types and grades of stainless steel. The company supplies special fabrications to various industries including building, civil engineering, water treatment, petrochemical and food handling.
Ancon is a specialist fabricator and has a wealth of experience in working with a range of types and grades of stainless steel.
Ancon is a proud sponsor of the 6th UK DISC (Developments in Structural Concrete) Conference, taking place at the Institution of Structural Engineers in London, on 29 November 2018.
Ancon’s recently-extended head office in Sheffield is now home to a unique piece of wall art, thanks to the artistic talents of one of its employees.