SCHÖCK LTD

STANIFORD HOUSE
4 WEDGWOOD ROAD
BICESTER
OXON OX26 4UL

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Suppliers of: thermal breaks thermal bridging balcony rebars reinforcement, connectors load bearing connectors structural reinforcement balcony connectors thermal breaks

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.

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Schöck are the UK suppliers of:

Isokorb® Thermal Break for Balconies

Schöck Isokorb® is the heat-insulating load-bearing thermal break for cantilever balconies. The 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 and even offers an effective alternative to wrapped parapets.

Schöck Tronsole® for impact sound insulation

Staircase noise is detrimental to the quality of living conditions and can reduce the value of a building. For high construction quality it is recommended to include top-quality impact sound insulation in sustainability planning. Schöck Tronsole® is an efficient solution. The perfectly matching system of impact soundproofing elements combines dependable sound insulation with simple installation. The Schöck Tronsole® variants are perfectly matched to each other and ensure efficient impact sound insulation that encompasses all structural element subsections on both straight and winding staircases.

Thermoanker® Thermal Anchor for Precast walls

The Schöck Thermoanker® is the energy-efficient alternative to conventional stainless steel lattice girders when connecting the concrete skins of core-insulated sandwich and element walls. Compact and easy to install, it also improves cost efficiency when prefabricating concrete parts. The Schöck Thermoanker® can be used in conjunction with any type of insulating material, thus offering prefabricating plants and architects a construction material for thermal breaks in façades that is fit for the future.

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 an 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 thicknesses: 100 mm, 115 mm, 150 mm, 175 mm, 200 mm and 240 mm and comes in 750 mm standard lengths.

Dorn® Shear Reinforcement & heavy duty dowels

Whether you are installing concrete slabs in high-rise buildings or supporting walls in underground garages: Distributing the shear forces in dilation joints usually requires additional time and effort. Schöck Dorn® are quite the opposite. The shear reinforcement and heavy-duty dowels for transferring shear forces in expansion joints are ready for installation and dispense with the need for complex detailed solutions. This shear reinforcement is affordable, reliable and intelligent.

Bole® Punching Shear Reinforcement

The Schöck Bole® is an 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.

Combar® Glass Fibre Reinforcement

For decades, steel has been the material of choice for reinforcement in concrete construction. But in particularly corrosive surroundings or construction that must be executed without steel, conventional steel rebar does not satisfy the relevant requirements. This is where Schöck Combar® glass fibre reinforcement offers all sorts of options.

Customer Support

Schöck customer support offers a totally comprehensive information service which includes: software, planning, in-house training, seminars and comprehensive technical specification details.

Further technical information is available to download from the BPi download Libraries or from the manufacturer’s own website.

ACOUSTIC INSULATION Noise Control .
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Noise Control Noise Impact Suppression
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Staircases Impact Sound Insulation
ACOUSTIC INSULATION Structural Isolation .
ACOUSTIC SOLUTIONS New Build Applications .
ANCHORS Thermal Anchors .
BALCONY Fixings .
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors .
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Cantilever Construction
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Concrete Balconies
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Concrete to Concrete
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Fire Protection REI 120 (F120)
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Replacement Balconies
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Retrofit Balconies
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Steel to Concrete
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Insulated Balcony Connectors Steel to Steel
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Passivhaus Certified .
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Thermal Break Connectors and Fixings .
BALCONY CONNECTION SYSTEMS Thermal Break Connectors and Fixings AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
BLOCKS Composite Construction .
BLOCKS Concrete Thermal Bonded .
BLOCKS Foam Filled .
BLOCKS Foundation .
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation .
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Anti-Cold Bridging
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Anti-Cold Bridging Damp Proof Course
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Anti-Cold Bridging Wall Footings
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Below DPC
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Thermal Bridging Solutions
BLOCKS Thermal Insulation Thermal Bridging SolutionsWall Foundation Footings
BRIDGE Strengthening .
BUILDING PROFILES Thermal Breaks .
CANOPY Connectors Insulated Connection Systems
COLD BRIDGING SOLUTIONS Thermal Bridging Thermal Break
CONCRETE Acoustic Separation Systems Precast Applications
DOWEL BAR SLEEVES
DOWELS Shear Load Bearing .
DOWELS Shear Load Bearing Expansion Joint Applications
DOWELS Stainless Steel .
EXPANSION MOVEMENT JOINTS Sections Profiles for Walling
EXPANSION MOVEMENT JOINTS Sections Profiles Stainless Steel
FIXINGS Structural Thermal Breaks Solution
FORMWORK Elements .
INSULATION Spacer Tension Rods Precast Wall Panels
INSULATION BLOCKS .See Also BLOCKS: Thermal Insulation: .
INSULATION BOARDS Cold Bridge Insulation / Thermal Bridge Insulation .
NOISE CONTROL .See Also ACOUSTIC: .
PARAPET Connectors Connection Systems .
REBARS . See Also REINFORCING BARS:
REINFORCEMENT Dowels Dowel Bars
REINFORCEMENT Punching Shear .
REINFORCEMENT Shear Load Connectors .
REINFORCING BAR CONNECTORS Continuity Bar Connectors .
REINFORCING BAR CONNECTORS Rigid Bar Connectors .
REINFORCING BARS Electromagnetically Non-Conductive Driverless Transport Floors
REINFORCING BARS Electromagnetically Non-Conductive Healthcare / Laboratories / Nano-Technology Apps
REINFORCING BARS Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Aggressive Environments
REINFORCING BARS Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Corrosion Resistant
REINFORCING BARS Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer High Strength
REINFORCING BARS Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Permanent Installations
REINFORCING BARS Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Temporary Installations
REINFORCING BARS High Strength Glassfibre Non-Metallic .
REINFORCING BARS Marine Environments, Shoreline & Harbour Reinforcement .
REINFORCING BARS Non-Conductive Non-Conducting For Transformers & Reactors
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS DIBt Approved .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS EN 1090 Part 1 CE Marked .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS EnEV Compliant .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS European Technical Approval ETA-13/0546 .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS Insulated .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS Insulated AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS Insulated Fire Protection REI 120 (F120 .
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS Passivhaus Certified
SHEAR LOAD CONNECTORS RAL-GZ 658-2 (Germany) .
SHUTTERING Elements .
SHUTTERING Elements Balcony
SHUTTERING Elements Fibre Reinforce Concrete Paintgrade Finish
SHUTTERING Elements Insulated Walls
SHUTTERING Elements Modular Systems
SHUTTERING Elements Permanent
SHUTTERING Elements Stair Landings and Supports
SOUND BRIDGING INSULATION SOLUTIONS Concrete Stairway Noise Impact Suppression .
STAIRCASE Sound Insulation Concrete Stairs Impact Noise Reduction
STAIRWAY Acoustic Insulation Systems Concete Staircase Noise Reduction
STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT SYSTEMS .
STRUCTURAL STRENGTHENING SYSTEMS Bridges .
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Cantilever Construction Concrete to Steel / Steel to Steel
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Concrete to Concrete .
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Concrete Floors
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Concrete to Concrete AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Concrete Walls
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Hollowcore Floors
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Part L Compliant
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Precast Concrete Floors
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Steel to Concrete AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Steel to Steel AGREMENT CERTIFICATE HOLDERS
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Thermal Anchors DIBt Approval
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Thermal Anchors Passivhaus Component
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Thermal Anchors Sandwich Walls
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Timber Frame Constructions
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Connectors Timber Joists
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Load Bearing Insulation Elements .
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Precast Balconies .
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Precast Wall Panels .
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Precast Wall Panels Insulation Anchors
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Thermal Anchors Element Walls
STRUCTURAL THERMAL BREAKS Thermal Bridging Blocks Floor Wall Junctions
WALL CONNECTORS Thermally Insulating Wall Connection Systems Loadbearing
WALL JOINTS Expansion Movement Joint Systems .
BOLE Punching Shear Reinforcement
COMBAR Reinforcement Bar
ISOKORB Thermal Bridging Solution
KRONOLITH Titanium Iron Ore
NOVOMUR Thermal Bridging Solution
SCHOCK ALPHADOCK Thermally Insulating Wall Connections
SCHOCK ASE Shuttering Elements
SCHOCK BOLE Reinforcement Systems
SCHOCK DORN Shear Load Connectors
SCHOCK DOWEL SLD Plate Dowel Systems
SCHOCK ISOKORB Thermal Bridging Solutions
SCHOCK ISOLINK Thermal Anchors
SCHOCK THERMOANKER Insulation Anchors
TRONSOLE Stairway Noise Suppressor

A new brand identity and logo for Schöck

September 2021

Schöck will have a new look from January 2021. Innovation has always been a key part of the company’s philosophy and the new branding is intended to represent a more authoritative and contemporary look going into the new decade. The ‘Schöck seal’, combined with the use of upper-case type, symbolises even more strongly the promise of delivering reliable, consistent quality; at the same time maintaining strong relationships between the company, its customers and its employees. The strapline will continue to be: ‘Dependable by design’.

Schöck’s primary focus is on the development of structural components that make a substantial contribution to building physics. For example minimising thermal bridges, preventing impact noise in buildings and reinforcement technology solutions. Mike Bucher, CEO of Schöck AG comments: “Schöck has developed very successfully over the last 30 years. Our company is now more innovative and international than ever – and we want to present this to the outside world.”

The most striking feature of the new design is the logo. The blue used in the logo is darker and becomes the leading brand colour and the Schöck name is now presented in upper-case type. The new trademark – ‘the Schöck seal’ – is represented by two interlocking brackets. “The new Schöck seal stands for a clear promise. It is a symbol of quality and value, of reliability and security” explains Mike Bucher. “These are values that are at the core of our actions, even in times of digital transformation.”

An important challenge in the revision of the design was to meet the requirements of both the digital and the analogue world. The new logo can be used flexibly and is easily recognisable on all devices, from a small smartwatch, to large scale, such as on one of the six factory roofs.

Avoiding thermal bridging is critical with balcony design detailing

July 2021

A thermal bridge is a localised area of the building envelope with significantly higher thermal conductivity than surrounding areas. Cantilevered balconies are the most critical thermal bridges and their presence results in a higher heat transfer out through the building and colder surface temperatures on the inside. The main consequences are higher energy consumption, non-compliance with Building Regulations and condensation. The latter leading not only to structural integrity problems, but the potentially serious occurrence of mould growth as well.

To meet Building Control requirements in England and Wales, it is necessary to demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations. The latest version of the Building Regulations Part L (2013, with 2016 amendments) and associated guidance document for residential construction Approved Document L1A (ADL1A) require that thermal bridging be included in the fabric heat loss calculations. However, despite the increasingly stringent standards for thermal performance and heat losses, many designers are still not fully aware of how significantly thermal bridges can compromise the value of the installed insulation.

Thermal performance and structural integrity

The most effective way to minimise thermal bridging at cantilever balcony detailing is to incorporate a load-bearing structural thermal break such as the Isokorb from Schöck. This minimises the flow of thermal energy between the interior and exterior of a building, providing both structural integrity and ensuring that the balcony is thermally isolated. To work effectively over a long period thermal breaks require certain physical characteristics. Thermal insulation with an optimum thickness for the particular application, load-bearing components and a combination of reinforced steel and stainless steel. A wide variety of thermal break solutions are available from Schöck for applications as diverse as: concrete-to-concrete; concrete-to-steel; steel-to-steel; renovation projects – and even Passive House.

One consequence of thermal bridging is that surfaces can form condensation, causing visual deterioration and structural damage. However, an even bigger concern is mould growth. To identify areas where there is a risk of condensation and therefore mould growth, a ‘surface temperature factor’ (fRsi) should be used. It allows surveys under any thermal conditions and compares the temperature drop across the building fabric with the total temperature drop between the inside and outside air. Using the formula, the recommended value for offices and retail premises is equal to or greater than 0.5; and to ensure higher standards for occupants in residential buildings, equal to or greater than 0.75.

Passive House no longer a problem

Passive House uses highly energy-efficient building materials and preventing thermal bridging is essential. Until relatively recently, balconies posed a construction challenge for Passive House design. Components penetrating the insulating outer shell of a thermally highly sensitive building demanded performance standards not achievable by thermal break products on the market at the time. However, innovative product development means that high specification ‘Passive House certified’ structural thermal breaks from Schöck are now available for many applications.

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