After a string of Awards successes, Ancon’s innovative Teplo range of low thermal conductivity wall ties has done it again, with the news that the new Teplo-BF has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Innovation in Insulation” category of the 2016 Build It Awards.
The latest addition to the Teplo range, Teplo-BF, features the same ultra-low conductivity basalt fibre body as the original bar-shaped TeploTie, with specially moulded safety ends which make the new tie easier and safer to use and significantly enhanced mortar bond.
As well as providing a thermal conductivity of just 0.7W/mK, meaning it is disregarded as a thermal bridge in ‘U’-value calculations, Teplo-BF offers an 80% increase in bond strength over the original TeploTie, making it particularly suitable for use with lime and other slow-drying mortars.
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. Teplo-BF is one of 5 recent innovations that the judges will be considering for this year’s prestigious award.
Teplo-BF’s selection follows similar recognition for its sister product, Teplo-L, in the 2014 Build It Awards; the shortlisting of Ancon’s Cavity Wall Tie Product Selector App in 2013, and top honours for the original TeploTie – voted “Best Innovation in Insulation” in the 2012 Awards. The ground-breaking range has also received recognition in other award programmes – including the 2010 Self-Build Product Innovation Awards and, more recently, the World Architecture News Product Innovation Awards.
Ancon Marketing Executive, Laura Aston-Bowes, said, “Ancon’s ongoing successes in construction sector awards is down to the same commitment to quality, customer service and innovation that has earned the company two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise which are the highest official UK awards for British business, acknowledging outstanding achievements.
“The Teplo range has been a significant development for the low energy construction market. It has been winning awards since its introduction in 2009, and with valuable feedback from our customers, we have been able to develop new and improved versions of the tie to broaden its use and satisfy changing market requirements. This latest award makes it clear that the industry is continuing to recognise and appreciate the benefits of the Teplo range, which has already supported numerous ultra-low energy projects – including the UK’s first masonry cavity-wall Passivhaus.”