IG Masonry Support Systems focus on creating products that solve common problems onsite and enhance long term building performance. IG’s design team identified the need for an easy-to-install system for suspending brick from the underside of masonry support, producing precision finished brick soffit details.
IG’s revolutionary Brick Slip Masonry Support systems are prefabricated units manufactured off-site and delivered complete with bricks bonded to them. Extensive R&D produced a system with minimum components and maximum adjustability; providing simple onsite installation and offering up to a 90% reduction of on-site labour and a 70% weight saving against an equivalent concrete product, negating the need for mechanical handling for openings up to 2.1m.
Owen Coyle, IG Masonry Support Systems General Manager, said of the achievement:
“Our brick slip systems offer an innovative approach to problem solving, providing significant improvements in the installation process for masonry supports and associated brick details. IG’s extensive experience in structural construction products combined with investment in Research and Development has delivered a truly unique product, so we are naturally thrilled to be recognised for this commitment to innovation within the industry.”
The Construction News Awards will take place on 30th June 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Winners will be announced live on the night and we wish all finalists the best of luck.