IG supports architects and designers to push back the boundaries of what is possible in masonry support and brick soffit detailing with our bespoke design service. We relish the opportunity to liaise with industry professionals on building projects, regardless of size. IG’s Brick Slip Lintels and Brick Slip Masonry Support can accommodate any variation in soffit and face depth. Our design team can offer solutions for any bond pattern required and design and produce a totally bespoke solution for any complex brickwork project.
Oriana is a major redevelopment scheme situated on Oxford Street in the heart of London’s West End. This large mixed-use development completely modernised the retail landscape, transforming the elevations of numerous commercial properties, as well as creating beautiful residential spaces, many with rooftop access, facilitating panoramic views looking across the city skyline. Oxford Street is recognised as the UK’s busiest shopping street so minimising disruption was an important consideration within the design process. The logistical challenge was to ensure retail businesses could continue to trade during construction. The use of offsite prefabrication significantly reduced the impact on productivity from factors such as weather and skill shortages, enabling the contractor to achieve a faster pace of construction. IG’s brick slip components provided an effective means of achieving glazed brick façades, produced entirely offsite.
Brick elements are a key feature of Coventry University’s new Health and Science Building. Brick clad fins were a stipulated requirement within the planning permission, replicating those that feature within the façade of the neighbouring Coventry Cathedral. BAM Construction required a lightweight solution to achieve this incredible architectural detail. IG’s technical team designed a brick slip panelling system, which secured to the pre-installed steel railing system, accommodating the unusual dimensions of the handmade brick by Petersen Tegl.
The re-development of Marlborough Primary School is part of a large regeneration project within the Kensington district. The carefully considered design replaces the original Victorian building, creating a more modern and vibrant learning environment. The new school exhibits a rich variety of materials, with particular attention paid to the brick elements. Lesterose are recognised for delivering quality and are experienced in installing off-site brick slip systems. Adopting IG’s prefabricated solutions enabled quick and effective installation of challenging architectural features. The large bullseye lightwells throughout the main facade of the building addressed the requirement for natural light within the architect’s design. Each of the circular openings are supported by IG’s brick feature bullseye lintels with a single course of glazed brick creating an eye-catching brick detail.
South Gardens is part of Lendlease’s £2.3bn Elephant Park regeneration project, which will deliver 3,000 new homes in Elephant & Castle between now and 2025. Bringing residents closer to nature with cleverly landscaped gardens and roof terraces, the award winning development demonstrates Lendlease’s acute attention to detail and pragmatic use of materials. IG developed a range of bespoke prefabricated brick slip components to help achieve the complex requirements of the development. Factory controlled conditions allowed for greater accuracy and significantly reduced the need for brick cutting onsite.
This Berkshire property is located in a beautiful woodland area, surrounded by green space. The modern design of the property, with large areas of glass and cantilevered balconies, immerses the residents into nature. The north and south facing elevations utilise contrasting materials, to compliment the brick elements and surrounding views. Relicpride specialises in prestige high specification homes. Their team contacted IG to develop a range of bespoke brick slip products to achieve intricate brick detailing on both the exterior and interior of the property.
The project on Battersea Bridge Road combines new and old, extending an existing Edwardian Police Station with a contemporary apartment building. The Metropolitan development exudes character with an impressive amalgamation of contrasting architectural styles. The brick selection was a crucial factor in ensuring the two architectural eras complimented each other and worked well as a unified structure. IG Masonry Support identified a structural steel solution for achieving deep brick soffits on the underside of floating parapets, which span above each balcony opening. IG’s Brick on Soffit System (B.O.S.S) proved fully capable of accommodating the desired brick detail, creating seamless masonry soffits. The system enables architects to explore more challenging brick elements, adding character to the facade with the simplicity of prefabricated components.
Queen’s Wharf, a development by Mount Anvil, consists of 165 luxury riverside apartments located on the riverbank in Hammersmith. Designed to provide residents with beautiful panoramic views of the River Thames, the development elegantly combines large panels of glass with impressive brick features. The stepped recess surrounding each opening forms the fundamental brick detail across the main façade. IG carefully designed a bespoke prefabricated brick feature lintel solution to accommodate the recessed brick element for a range of opening widths. The brick type selected for this project provides distinct character, complementary to the brick elements throughout the façade. The Smeed Dean Islington Rustica provides a natural weathered effect, combined with light traditional tones.
The property on Church Road demonstrates an urban approach to modern architecture. Brickwork elements formed an integral part of the design, utilising a singular red-brick type throughout the development. The accumulation of unique forms are defined by large recesses within the facade. The underside of the cantilever at the property’s entrance required intricate brick detailing. IG Masonry Support facilitated the seamless continuation of the brickwork onto the soffit. IG established a brick soffit panelling system that could easily achieve the masonry soffit. The series of interconnecting panels provided a lightweight pre-fabricated solution allowing a fully cladded 20m2 brick soffit.
Stonebridge Park’s £16.6 million development has created an entirely new neighbourhood, producing 117 new homes in the area. Modelled in three different types of accommodation, each apartment building exhibits distinct and diverse characteristics. The Mews Terrace, Villa Apartments and Rotunda building would require a range of prefabricated components. IG supplied a combination of straight and curved brick slip lintels and welded masonry support to suit each structure and provide soffit reveals for each opening. A complex corbelled brick feature entrance was the masterpiece on this project.
55 Victoria Street is a residential development in Central London. The project saw the transformation of an office building, converted into luxury apartments. Situated in Westminster, the apartment building is within close proximity of many inconic landmarks, all of which contribute to the exceptional views from the floor to ceiling windows. The intricate brick detail specified for the project would provide quality and texture to this New York inspired build. High levels of craftsmanship would be required in order to achieve the impressive brick feature corbelled columns, adding character to the build.
St John’s Hill is a regeneration development, transforming the original estate to create living spaces far more suitable for modern day living. The large scale development is being conducted in three phases that will collectively rejuvinate the area and reinvigorate a sense of community.An extensive range of brick types would provide each block with distinct identity. The combination of dark engineered bricks with the glazed yellow brick type achieves an elegant vibrance to the otherwise industrial feel of the development.
Shrewsbury School required IG Masonry Support to provide several customised brick clad lintel solutions for the project; this involved forming an elegant 12.5m clear span feature brick segmental arch with a face height of 552 mm and a 777.5 mm soffit. In addition, the client also required a flat gauge brick slip solution for the upper level of the build spanning 4.8m with a height of 552.5 mm and a soffit of 777.5 mm.
Comprising of 22 luxury apartments, Eight Artillery Row by LBS Properties & 8Build is a building of architectural prowess. Located near Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral, the building compliments it’s historical surroundings with prestige.
Relicpride is a privately owned company in Hertfordshire specialising in prestige high specification residential homes. Relicpride’s experience and expertise has resulted in this luxurious new build property, demonstrating the calibre of modern high specification houses.
McTaggart Construction came to IG Masonry Support Systems to provide solutions for 6 blocks of flats, all with Brick Soffits and long spans. Prior to contacting us, the proposals were based around heavy concrete lintels, adding considerations on site that could be solved when using our solution.
The Pembury Circus development has provided a landmark hub within the Hackney district. Essentially this project has facilitated all the components of a community centre for its residents; comprised of 268 residential units, commercial units, nursery, gym and various other provisions.
The €14m redevelopment of Father Scully House on Gardiner Street, Dublin saw the construction of two conjoined buildings each with a variation in specification – one consisting of five storeys and the other of seven.
The Hallsville Quarter development promotes transformation. The £600 million project aims to regenerate areas of Canning Town in the East London district through the provision of an entirely new town centre; this bold and exciting project will create a distinct identity for the area, laying the foundations for a prosperous future.
Robertson Construction approached IG Masonry Support to provide a Brick Slip Soffit solution for their project at The Albus. Several areas had openings where the brickwork finished mid-way across the opening and changed to cladding. There were also concerns over the style of brick which would need to be overcome.
The Orchard is a contemporary apartment building, comprised of 45 private residential units. Many of these have integrated balconies and floor to ceiling windows that required IG Masonry Support solutions.
The redevelopment of Liberty House has provided the city of Dublin with a new apartment complex comprised of 56 residential units, forming part of a scheme aiming to rejuvenate the inner city district.
The Nelson Medical Practice is an award winning development situated in South West London. The transformation this project proposed would modernise the original community health centre opened in 1911, with the prospect of accommodating a broader range of medical services.
IG Masonry Support Systems offered a brick and stoned clad structural steel lintel, which would be supplied above all door and window openings in the 357 unit development. The product only required pointing once installed. The structural steel lintel incorporated factory bonded brick and stone slips using IG Masonry Support’s patented bonding system. This method of manufacture goes hand in hand with Laing O’Rourke’s ‘off-site’ construction philosophy.