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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schöck CAD/BIM library now includes Isokorb, Bole and Dorn
As a leading international supplier of load-bearing thermal insulation products and reinforcement technology solutions, Schöck continues to optimise its digital portfolio service for planners; with the focus very much on improved digital workflow using web applications and BIM objects. In addition to the Isokorb thermal break range – which offers three distinct levels of detailing – the updated CAD/BIM library also now offers the Bole punching shear reinforcement range and Dorn single-shear and heavy duty dowels. All in many common 2D and 3D formats. The BIM-compatible IFC files of these varied Schöck products can be used in all common BIM planning software such as Revit, Archicad or Tekla Structures. Digital product information is easily accessible for all those involved from planning to the construction site and can be efficiently integrated in a continuous, networked process.
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For the full range of Schöck product solutions contact the company on 01865 290 890 or visit the website at www.schoeck.co.uk
Schöck thermal breaks for Wembley’s largest single development
Canada Gardens is the largest single development site that Quintain, the developer behind the regeneration of Wembley Park, is undertaking in the area. Set around a landscaped courtyard and podium-level communal gardens, Canada Gardens comprises seven stepped height buildings, ranging from 12 to 26 storeys, which provide 743 residential apartments. The tallest unit being a landmark building to the northern end of Wembley Park. It conceals an energy centre, which feeds other developments within the vicinity and at rooftop level features a residents lounge and a rooftop garden with exceptional views across London. A number of the buildings at Canada Gardens have in fact been angled at 45 degrees to optimise general views throughout the whole of the site.
The concrete frame buildings have façades predominantly of brick and glass – and a notable feature throughout the development is the number of generous steel balconies. The structural and long–term thermal insulation performance of these balconies is critical and as with many of the other major projects at Wembley Park, Schöck Isokorb load-bearing thermal insulation elements are the preferred solution.
Hundreds of cantilevered steel balconies
Local heat loss is the immediate effect of poor insulation at cantilever connection points and this results in more energy being required to maintain the internal temperature of the building. In addition, low internal surface temperatures in the area of the thermal bridge can cause condensation, leading not only to structural integrity problems with absorbent materials such as insulation products or plasterboard, but also mould growth. This has serious health implications for residents in the form of asthma and allergies. So for any project involving balcony detailing, the prevention of thermal bridging is a critical issue. There are hundreds of balconies installed at Canada Gardens and the Schöck Isokorb type used throughout is a load-bearing thermal insulation element with 80mm insulation thickness, for connecting cantilevered steel balconies to a reinforced concrete slab. The units are ideal in resolving any technical, thermal and structural issues involved in the design of modern steel balconies and guarantee there is no risk of condensation, mould or corrosion. Other applications for the product include steel canopy roofs, façade substructures and brise soleil systems.
Enormous freedom of design
As the leading international supplier of structural thermal breaks, Schöck is able to offer planners complete construction dependability and total freedom of design, with the almost limitless variants available in its main Isokorb range. The comprehensive Schöck Isokorb range offers solutions for concrete-to-concrete, concrete-to-steel, steel-to-steel, a thermally insulating connection for reinforced concrete walls – and even a maintenance free alternative to wrapped parapets. The temperature factor used to indicate condensation risk (fRSI) which must be greater than, or equal to, 0.75 for residential buildings, is easily met by incorporating the Isokorb. All products meet full compliance with the relevant UK building regulations and the NHBC. They also offer LABC Registration and have independent BBA Certification.