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.
106 Lewes Road is a student housing development located in Brighton. This contemporary architectural design explores many challenging brick elements, creating a well balanced and visually stimulating facade. The carefully sculpted brick returns featured both above and below the window openings provide an impressive alternating pattern, which experiments with scale, texture and form throughout the building’s perimeter. Situated on an island at the entry point into the town, the curved design of the building capitalises upon its’ location, allowing the residential development to optimise its’ footprint. IG designed a bespoke solution to accommodate the varying curvature of the north elevation, creating single-piece prefabricated components to achieve each cill and head brick return.
Oak Grove is an exclusive West London development situated in the urban district of Acton. The five contemporary properties exhibit impressive architectural features, demonstrating Clearview Homes’ attention to detail when it comes to brick elements. Designed and built to an exceptional standard, the end result is a stunning collaboration of both on-site and off-site building techniques. Recognising the benefits of off-site construction methods, Clearview Homes approached IG to design a practical solution for achieving six large brick slip apex lintels.
The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) is a bespoke £300m purpose built clinical rehabilitation centre of excellence based in the Midlands, at the Stanford Hall Estate near Loughborough. The classical architectural style of this project extends to over 47,000m2 of floor space, of which approximately 41,000m2 is new, purpose-built accommodation. Two storey structures were configured around a series of interlocking courtyards and external garden spaces, creating distinguished, timeless buildings respectful of the existing architecture, including the Grade II* listed Stanford Hall.
The Residence at Nine Elms is a luxury residential development situated on London’s South Bank. IG worked closely with Grid Architects to accomplish their vision, designing and manufacturing elegant brick slip solutions throughout each elevation. IG supplied Brick Slip Arch Lintels for a range of complex brick details, accommodating three different brick types by Peterson Tegl; D76, D71 & D99. Prefabricated components formed a large part of the facade. Utilising almost 140 brick slip arches, the contractor achieved intricate brick elements with the simplicity of a one-piece off-site solution.
The Chelsea Creek Development encapsulates the iconic maritime history of the London Docks. Providing high specification apartments in a beautiful waterside location, the project features a series of waterways that create elegant water gardens throughout the development. A 10.2m span bridge would be required to span the breadth of the water to connect walkways. IG Masonry Support can produce brick slip components for a range of applications and were approached for the provision of four brick clad panels to achieve the brick detailing on each side of the bridge.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.