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Suppliers of: thermal breaks thermal bridging balcony
Schöck are specialists in the supply of innovative and effective solutions for applications such as structural thermal insulation, thermal bridging breaks and noise suppression in new buildings.
Schöck are the UK suppliers of:
Isokorb® Thermal Break for Balconies.
Schöck Isokorb® is the heat-insulating load-bearing thermal break for cantilever balconies. Isokorb® prevents thermal bridging and is used for connecting reinforced concrete to reinforced concrete, reinforced concrete to steel and steel to steel balcony decks. Isokerb can be used on both new build and for upgrading of existing balconies.
Tronsole® Stairwell Impact Sound Reduction System.
Tronsole® is Schöck’s effective solution to the problem of impact sound transmission on the stairways of multi-occupier buildings. Tronsole is a maintenance free, ready to build impact sound insulation system that is quick and cost-effective to install and complies with building stairway regulations.
Novomur® Ground Floor Thermal Bridging solution.
The point between the basement slab and outer walls is a danger area where thermal bridges and damp can easily form. Novomur is a insulated block that prevents thermal bridging and damp penetrating buildings at ground level, it serves as the first course at the point where the basement ceiling forms the ground floor outer and inner walls. Novomur® thermal block is built into the first course of brick or blockwork and is available in all regular wall thickness’s: 100 mm, 115 mm, 150 mm, 175 mm, 200 mm and 240 mm and comes in 750 mm standard lengths.
Schöck Expansion Joints in Concrete Slabs.
Schöck shear load connecting dowels are the ready to install stainless steel dowel system that enables the transfer of lateral/transverse forces in expansion joints on concrete slabs in multi story buildings.
Bole® Punching Shear Reinforcement.
The Schöck Bole® is a anti-punching shear system that offers specifiers the advantages of a free floor area. Non-load bearing partition walls are possible, lower noise and reinforcement expenditure, Bole allows room to work freely right up to the ceiling and full use of storey height.
Schöck customer support offer a totally comprehensive information service which includes: planning, in-house training, seminars and comprehensive technical specification details.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
1 - Schöck Product Catalogue
Thermal Break, impact sound insulation, Reinforcement technology, Shuttering Elements
Published [06/01/17]File size [4358 KB]
2. Schöck Thermal Bridging Specifiers Handbook
Thermal Bridging Connectors, Thermal Breaks, Balcony Connectors
Published [06/01/17]File size [1567 KB]
3 - OISD Type KS Connectors
Thermal Bridging Connectors, Thermal Breaks
Published [02/11/15]File size [955 KB]
4 - OISD Type KST Connectors
Thermal Bridging Connectors, Thermal Breaks
Published [02/11/15]File size [1432 KB]
5 - OISD Type K Connectors
Thermal Bridging Connectors, Thermal Breaks
Published [02/11/15]File size [1465 KB]
Schöck ComBAR Ribbed Reinforcing Bar
Reinforce safely without steel. Reinforcement bars in projects where the use of a TBM Tunnel Boring Machine is planned.
Published [06/01/17]File size [1235 KB]
Schöck Dowel Type SLD Brochure
Shear load connectors Schöck Dowel Type SLD
Published [01/09/15]File size [853 KB]
Schöck Image Brochure
thermal and sound-insulation solutions
Published [06/01/17]File size [3634 KB]
Schöck New Generation Isokorb XT
Insulating to highest standard.
Published [06/01/17]File size [467 KB]
Riverwalk incorporates high specification Schöck Isokorb
London’s three historic embankments – Chelsea, Victoria and Albert – are currently being transformed as part of a regeneration scheme replacing many of the outdated buildings which have characterised these areas for so long. It will see the development of new homes, promenades and parks – and one of these commanding new developments, on the north bank of the Thames, is Riverwalk, at Millbank.
Riverwalk features two organically shaped buildings of seven and seventeen storeys, connected by a central podium and incorporating 116 high specification one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, plus penthouses. The design focus is on light, space, service and exceptional views across the Thames. Aesthetically the buildings are enhanced by horizontal bands of limestone on the curving facades between the glazing and ceramic panels, with the stonework wrapping around the lower parts of the balconies to create a continuous organic shape.
With such a high specification development, early consideration was given to the avoidance of the thermal bridging at the critical balcony connections; and the structural thermal break module specified throughout is the latest generation Isokorb type KXT from market leaders Schöck.
The type KXT – for concrete-to-concrete applications – offers such a high level of insulation that the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt has awarded the product with the "low thermal bridge construction" certificate and confirmed its suitability even for passivhaus construction.
A major reason for the superior performance of the Isokorb type KXT is the thickness of the insulation body. This is increased from the standard 80mm thick to 120mm, providing an even more efficient solution. The KXT not only improves thermal insulation performance by up to 30% in comparison to to the standard range, it also improves impact sound insulation by around 50% as well.
Schöck, is a specialist in the provision of advanced solutions for thermal energy structural insulation and best known for its range of structural thermal break units. A range which allows connections to be made between concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel and steel-to-steel, with all units meeting full compliance with the relevant building regulations. It also provides BBA Certification and LABC Registration. The requirement described in BRE IP1/06 – a document cited in Building Regulations Approved Documents Part L1 and L2 and Section 6 in Scotland – states that the temperature factor used to indicate condensation risk (fRSI) must be greater than, or equal to, 0.75 for residential buildings and this is easily met by incorporating the Isokorb.
In addition, there is also compliance with the Government Standard Assessment Procedure, SAP 2012, concerning CO2 emissions from buildings and respectively heat losses through non-repeating thermal bridges. Here, the lambda values of the Schöck Isokorb enable energy loss in various connective situations to be reduced by as much as 84% to 91%.
Schöck and Marble Mosaic team up for 345 precast balconies
Horizons is a recent addition to the skyline on the north bank of the Thames adjacent to Poplar Dock. It offers 190 private apartments with one, two and three-bedrooms, plus six penthouses. There are a considerable number of balconies involved on the development, so minimising any possible thermal bridging problems was crucial. The Schöck Isokorb structural thermal break comfortably met the necessary specifications and precast balcony specialists Marble Mosaic had a big part to play as well.
Marble Mosaic specialise in precast concrete cladding panels and structural units for new buildings. Joint MD Dennis Vittle comments: “We have been associated with Schock projects for many years and Horizons required the balcony units to be integral with the main structure, insulated and fire-stopped from it. The Schock Isokorb type K was the natural solution. There are 345 pre-cast balconies on the project which posed a number of challenges. There were standard insulated balcony-to-slab connections and a number of downstand and upstand connections required. Also the precast columns were supported off the balcony slab at one end only, so there was a heavy eccentric shear load transfer. The agreed design called for a combination of Schock Isokorb types K and Q to ensure structural integrity with the frame, whilst avoiding any clashes with the concrete frame reinforcement”.
The Isokorb type K is a load-bearing thermal insulation element for concrete-to-concrete cantilever balconies, which transfers bending moment, stress and shear forces. The Isokorb type Q serves as a shear force transfer element for loggia's or column supported balconies with relatively low load expectations.
The range of Schöck Isokorb solutions guarantees totally verifiable performance standards and meets full compliance with the relevant UK building regulations.