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 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
Head Restraints provide simple support to the top of a masonry panel by transferring lateral load (usually wind or internal pressure load) from the masonry to the primary structure, whilst allowing some vertical movement in the frame in relation to the top of the wall.
Ancon will be launching its latest fixing innovations at Ecobuild 2018, including extensions to its unique Teplo range of low thermal conductivity wall ties manufactured from basalt fibres.
2017 was another busy year for Ancon, so in case you missed anything, our new products, approvals and company news are all summarised here.