Structural fixings specialist, Ancon, has updated its popular Cavity Wall Tie Product Selector App to feature its extended range of award-winning basalt-fibre TeploTies. Freely available to download for both Apple and Android mobile devices, the innovative App makes choosing the most appropriate wall tie for any cavity wall construction quick and easy, whether at home, on-site or in the office.
Launched last year, the App has recently been updated to feature Ancon’s longer lengths of TeploTie, now available to suit cavity widths up to 450mm. TeploTie composite wall ties comprise pultruded basalt fibres set in a resin matrix; a material which offers a thermal conductivity of just 0.7W/mK. Their use reduces thermal bridging across the cavity, minimising insulation depth and wall footprint. In 2012, the Ancon TeploTie was voted “Best Innovation in Insulation” at the prestigious Build It Awards. This success was closely followed by recognition for the App itself which was shortlisted for the Best App/Online Tool Award in 2013.
App users simply answer a series of simple multiple-choice questions about wall construction, cavity width, building type and height, and are presented with the ideal wall tie, or ties, from Ancon’s full market-leading range.
The App provides solutions for all standard masonry and thin-joint blockwork, steel frame and timber frame constructions, and cuts out much of the complicated calculation work normally required around product-specific issues, such as tie length, embedment depth and tie type to PD6697. Users are also presented with all the information needed to draft the final specification, from u-value calculation data to geographical restrictions and insulation clip type.
The latest version of the App is free to download from the App Store for all iPhone and iPad users, or from the Google Play Store for Android handsets and tablets. For desktop users, a web based version of the App is available at www.ancon.co.uk .