Intelligent fixing design for efficient, secure construction
The construction of vast shopping centres requires large areas of reinforced concrete – from foundation slabs to floors and vertical cores, as well as extensive masonry walls to help developments blend with their surroundings.
Ancon masonry fixings reinforce large areas of blockwork, as well as supporting external brick and stone cladding. Large spans are a feature of shopping centres, and Ancon shear connectors, rebar couplers and reinforcement continuity systems enable concrete floors to extend over large areas. By helping to minimise rebar congestion, these products also improve the efficiency of concrete pouring.
To redevelop London’s Royal Docks, the £81m Great Eastern Quays scheme features an intricate façade framework of high quality brickwork, utilising the Nexus system to achieve flawless brick-faced soffits.
Great Eastern Quays, 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
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
Two thousand Ancon DSDQ75 Shear Load Connectors were installed in the concrete floor slabs of this retail development.
Retail Development - The Forum, Algarve
A complete masonry support, restraint and reinforcement system from Ancon was supplied to the construction of this impressive mixed-use development in central Glasgow, built by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Land Securities and opened in 2013.
Project Atlas, 185-221 Buchanan Street, Glasgow
Concrete structures are designed with expansion and contraction joints to allow movement to take place.
Shear Load Connectors
Ancon manufactures three products which provide continuity of reinforcement across construction joints in concrete.
Reinforcement Continuity Systems
Brick, block or stone cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel masonry support systems.
Wall ties and restraint fixings are an essential element in the stability of masonry panels.
Wall Ties & Restraint Fixings
Catch up on the latest developments from Ancon
Use of offsite manufacturing for multi-storey concrete frames is increasing in the UK. This trend has necessitated the development of new construction methodologies, particularly in the field of primary structural connections between precast concrete elements.
Successfully re-engineered by Ancon, the IHR range of internal head restraints can now accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.
Ancon has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the third Queen’s Award for the company.