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.
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 Building Products 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
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.