Ancon to launch new products at Ecobuild 2018
Ancon will be launching its latest fixing innovations at Ecobuild between 6 and 8 March at the London ExCel centre, at stand number C62.
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Ancon’s Ecobuild stand will focus on structural fixings that are opening up new possibilities in zero and ultra-low energy construction by minimising thermal bridging, including its insulated balcony connectors and ultra-low thermal conductivity cavity wall ties. The stand will also showcase a brick-faced support system that allows designers to achieve “exciting masonry facade aesthetics, quickly and easily on site”.
Heading up the displays will be Ancon’s BBA-approved, multiple award-winning Teplo wall tie range. Manufactured from pultruded basalt fibres set in a resin matrix (0.7W/mK), a material over sixty times more thermally efficient than steel, Teplo ties are widely specified in passive house and other low energy developments.
The stand will feature new Teplo variants. Firstly, Teplo wall ties for use with Ancon 21/18, 25/14 and 28/15 Channels and secondly, the Teplo-BFR, featuring a plain end for resin-fixing into an existing structure and a moulded safety end for building into a new masonry leaf – making it ideal for retrofit. Both product ranges will break new ground in the masonry fixings sector, Ancon said.
Also under the spotlight will be Ancon’s comprehensive range of insulated connectors designed to limit heat loss at balcony locations. Now engineered to carry even greater loads, the latest Ancon steel-to-concrete connectors accommodate large cantilever balconies and situations where connections are limited due to rebar congestion or column layout.
Ancon’s Nexus system will also be displayed as part of the company’s extensive brickwork support and restraint product portfolio. This modular brick soffit system, installed in a fraction of the time of a cast concrete alternative, was developed in association with prefabricated brickwork specialist, Ibstock Kevington. It combines a light, fully adjustable, brick-faced unit with Ancon’s trusted bracketed brick support angle. Available in any brick type, Ancon claim the new system is perfect for creating modern architectural brick details, such as deep soffits, reveals and flying beams, quickly and easily, and blends seamlessly with the wider facade.
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