BBA certification for the innovative ‘Teplo-L-Tie’ wall tie made from basalt-fibre was officially presented to Ancon Marketing Manager, Annabelle Wilson, by BBA’s Head of Client Accounts, Gary Dicker, at the 2015 Ecobuild exhibition in London earlier this year.
BBA is a widely recognised third party approval system and fis awarded following a thorough analysis of products or systems. The Ancon Teplo-L-Tie proved to have independent strength and durability test data, and robust manufacturing controls which easily earned it the approval.
“BBA product approval provides additional reassurance to users, specifiers, building control, local authorities and insurers as to the quality and suitability of the innovative basalt-fibre TeploTie range, which is outside standard wall tie CE Marking legislation”, says Ancon’s Annabelle Wilson.
Like the original BBA-approved TeploTie cavity wall tie, launched in 2009, the new Teplo-L-Tie 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 refurbishment.