Ancon Teplo-L-Tie Shortlisted for “Best Innovation in Insulation” Award
Following on from its success at the Build It Awards, the Ancon Teplo-L-Tie was also nominated for the prestigious World Architecture News (WAN) Product Innovation Award. Download our product entry for more information.
Winner in 2012, Ancon has again been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘Build It’ industry awards.
The Ancon Teplo-L-Tie, ideal for use where a low thermal conductivity restraint fixing is required between a masonry outer leaf and an in-situ structure, has been shortlisted in the 2014 award for the ‘Best Innovation in Insulation’.
Judged by a panel of industry experts, the Build It Awards celebrate the latest developments in the self-build market; a construction sector which often pushes the boundaries of energy efficient design as low post-build running costs are of our paramount importance.
Like the original award-winning TeploTie cavity wall tie, the new Teplo-L-Tie frame cramp comprises a pultruded basalt fibre body set in a resin matrix. This material, with its thermal conductivity of just 0.7W/mK, minimises heat loss across an insulated wall cavity which is an essential consideration in low energy construction.
Unique to the new Ancon Teplo-L-Tie, however, is an ‘L’ shaped stainless steel upstand, mechanically and chemically bonded to one end, which allows it to be securely tied to steel, timber, concrete or masonry using a range of standard fixings. Available to suit cavity widths up to 300mm, it is ideal for today’s super-insulated building envelopes – whether new build or retrofit applications.
The Ancon Teplo-L-Tie was one of five innovative products to be shortlisted in this category in 2014. This follows Ancon’s success in 2013 when its Cavity Wall Tie Product Selector App was shortlisted for the ‘Best App/Online Tool’ and in 2012 when the original ground-breaking low thermal conductivity TeploTie took the prestigious title of ‘Best Innovation in Insulation’.
Ancon Marketing Executive, Laura Stanley, said,
Ancon’s continuing success in these awards demonstrates our ongoing commitment to product innovation. To be shortlisted in the same award category we won just two years ago, with a further adaptation of the product, is a fantastic achievement for the Ancon team.
Recognising a gap in the market for a thermally efficient frame cramp that accommodates quick and simple surface fixing, the Ancon Teplo-L-Tie was introduced in March 2014. Being shortlisted so soon after market launch means that the industry clearly recognises the benefits of this innovative product, which has already been used in a number of exemplary low energy self-build projects.
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.
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