EVENTS | KEYSTONE LIVE VISITS IRELAND
This month, Keystone Group, the UK’s largest steel lintel manufacturer and Europe’s fastest growing roof window manufacturer, is to hit […]
10 November 2023
NEWS | Swift Brickwork apprentices gain inspiration and tools to kick-start career
IG Masonry Support and the wider Keystone Group steel division have joined forces with other key influencers in the construction […]
31 October 2023
NEWS | Suppliers to best-in-class designs
Ten IG Masonry Support projects have made the shortlist for the 2023 AJ Architecture Awards, across six categories. In its […]
8 September 2023
NEWS | IG Masonry Support products feature in Brick Awards shortlisted projects
The annual Brick Development Association Brick Awards shortlist has been announced, and IG Masonry Support is proud to have supplied […]
7 September 2023
BLOG | Rapid Evolution of Modern Masonry Techniques Improves Building Sustainability
A building product’s environmental credentials do not necessarily stand and fall on the amount of carbon it emits during use […]
31 July 2023
NEWS | Keystone Group launch ‘Future First’ Sustainability Strategy
The Keystone Group is delighted to launch its sustainability strategy, Future First, outlining how it is building decarbonisation into all […]
26 July 2023
NEWS | Innovating Times Issue Four Now Available
Issue four of Keystone Group’s inspiring architect magazine, Innovating Times, is now available online. The Keystone Group is the UK’s […]
29 June 2023
NEWS | Supporting rising construction stars with sponsorship of Skillbuild 2023
The Keystone Group has been announced as the main sponsor of SkillBuild 2023, the largest and longest-running construction skills competition […]
27 June 2023
EVENT | Exhibiting at CABE Built Environment Conferences 2023
The Keystone Group is pleased to announce that its companies IG Masonry Support, Keystone Lintels, IG Lintels and Keyfix are […]
13 June 2023
NEWS | Gold Series Volume 2: Available Now
IG Masonry Support, dedicated to delivering intelligent engineering with offsite craftsmanship, has launched it’s Gold Series Volume 2’, highlighting its […]
30 May 2023
NEWS | IG Masonry Support sponsors AJ Architecture Awards 2023
IG Masonry Support is proud to be sponsoring the AJ Architecture Awards for 2023. In its sixth year, the prestigious […]
29 May 2023
EVENT | IG Masonry Support presents ‘Ministry of Masonry’ at CDW 2023
Join IG Masonry Support as they host the hottest party of Clerkenwell Design Week 2023, Ministry of Masonry. Clerkenwell Design […]
1 May 2023
BLOG | Prefabricated masonry techniques elevate brick’s status as a sustainable building material
Brick is one of the world’s most sustainable building materials. Reliable, durable, and recyclable, bricks’ evolution as a low-impact product […]
18 April 2023
NEWS | Bond between businesses and schools helps inspire a new generation of construction-based talent
An enterprising tie-in between businesses and local schools is bearing fruit by helping students gain a foot on the career […]
5 April 2023
EVENT | Free CPD Webinar Series for 2023
IG Masonry Support announces the launch of a free Continuous Professional Development (CPD) webinar series for 2023. The series features […]
4 April 2023
NEWS | Entries open for 2023 Brick Awards
The annual Brick Development Association Brick Awards are returning for 2023, and IG Masonry Support is proud to be sponsoring […]
31 March 2023
BLOG | Evolution of masonry support solutions helps put a stylish new face on public buildings
Reliable, weather-resistant, and age-proof brick remains an ideal building material. Innovation, in terms of masonry techniques, means brick can be […]
17 March 2023
NEWS | International Women’s Day 2023
Today, on International Women’s Day 2023, we celebrate all of our women at IG Masonry Support and we continue to […]
8 March 2023
NEWS | Take advantage of opportunity to support development of bricklaying’s next generation
The Keystone Group, the UK’s largest steel lintel manufacturer has launched a new and exciting education initiative to help cement […]
28 February 2023
NEWS | National Apprenticeship Week 2023
This week (6-12 February) is National Apprenticeship Week 2023. We are spreading the word about the benefits of a career […]
12 February 2023
NEWS | Something brickin’ good is coming!
Four of the Keystone Group steel division brands have partnered up to bring the construction sector something brickin’ good! IG Masonry […]
9 February 2023
EVENT | Join us at Specifi 2023 ‘tech-talk’ events
Specifi’s built environment ‘tech-talk’ events are back for 2023 and three of the Keystone Group brands have secured spots at […]
1 February 2023
BLOG | Physical test data removes guesswork from masonry support specification
Masonry support systems have been crucial to improvements in both brick building design and safety. However, until IG Masonry Support […]
13 January 2023
NEWS | Festive Closure
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers, suppliers and merchant partners for their continued […]
16 December 2022
NEWS | Supreme products for Brick Awards Supreme Winner
IG Masonry Support is delighted to have produced bespoke masonry support and brickwork solutions to a number of the winners […]
15 November 2022
EVENT | CPD Webinar Series: Brick Features and Sustainability
IG Masonry Support Specification Executive, Jemma Ison, will be presenting a host of free CPD webinars developed to educate architects, […]
1 November 2022
NEWS | IG Masonry Support sponsors 2023 ABC Awards
IG Masonry Support has announced its event sponsorship of the 2023 Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) Awards. The awards celebrate […]
27 October 2022
EVENT | Keystone Group Launches Free Webinar Series
Keystone Group announces the launch of Keystone Live this autumn with a series of free webinar debates featuring expert industry […]
21 September 2022
NEWS | IG Masonry Support becomes first masonry support manufacturer in UK to achieve EPDs
IG Masonry Support has become the first masonry support supplier in the UK to issue Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) on […]
16 September 2022
BLOG | A holistic approach is key to the construction sector fulfilling carbon zero targets
The delivery of sustainable buildings has been a focus for many years, writes Andy Neal, Managing Director of IG Masonry […]
17 August 2022
NEWS | Andy Sharlot reflects on 20 memorable and rewarding years with Keystone Group
July 2022 marks Andy Sharlot’s 20th anniversary as a Keystone Group employee. To commemorate this milestone, we asked Andy, currently […]
26 July 2022
NEWS | Partnership with local school grows while helping address recruitment crisis
Andy Neal, Managing Director of IG Masonry Support, has revealed how he is helping address the current recruitment crisis by […]
15 July 2022
NEWS | Proud suppliers of 2022 Brick Awards shortlisted projects
The annual Brick Development Association Brick Awards are back for 2022, and IG Masonry Support is proud to be this […]
6 July 2022
NEWS | Keystone Group appoints new Sustainability Manager
The Keystone Group has appointed a new Group Sustainability Manager to help build decarbonisation into all business operations. Jemma Ison, […]
1 June 2022
EVENT | We’ll be at Clerkenwell Design Week!
Clerkenwell Design Week is almost here and this year, IG Masonry Support will be there. Running from 24th-26th May, Clerkenwell […]
18 May 2022
NEWS | Proud Sponsors of Local GAA team
IG Masonry Support are now proud sponsors of one of Co. Antrim’s GAA football teams, St Ergnats GAC, based in […]
5 May 2022
NEWS | Entries open for Brick Awards 2022
The annual Brick Development Association Brick Awards have returned for 2022, and IG Masonry Support are proud to be platinum […]
3 May 2022
NEWS | Irish Construction Excellence Awards Finalist 2022
IG Masonry Support are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted within the ‘Product Innovation Category’ in this year’s […]
22 March 2022
NEWS | National Apprenticeship Week 2022
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we have caught up with apprentices, trainees and key influencers within our business to […]
22 March 2022
NEWS | Awards Success for IGMS
IG Masonry Support are delighted to have produced bespoke brickwork solutions to a number of the winners from the Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards 2021.
21 December 2021
NEWS | On Track to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions
IG Masonry Support continues to lead the way with its commitment to aligning climate mitigation targets with the most ambitious scenario of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.
2 December 2021
NEWS | A Brand-new Guide to Brick Specials
IG Masonry Support is excited to launch our brand-new guide to brick specials, detailing the wide range of specialist brick services available to you
21 October 2021
BLOG | Tall Building Design: Reaching New Heights
The demand for resilient buildings using non-combustible materials has seen traditional products in the form of brickwork increasingly replace modern alternatives in buildings more than 18m-high. Scott Denham, Sales Director from IG Masonry Support looks at a brick on soffit system that has not only been designed to enable the delivery of tall masonry structures, but it also meets the need for non-combustible materials.
2 August 2021
NEWS | IG Masonry Support Achieves Carbon Neutral Status
Building product manufacturer IG Masonry Support is the first masonry support manufacturer to achieve carbon neutral status and is on its way to becoming a net zero energy company; the latest stage in IG Masonry Support’s sustainability journey.
7 June 2021
BLOG | Quality is Crucial to Long-Term Integrity of Brick-Built Properties
Scott Denham, Sales Director at IG Masonry Support, looks at how offsite construction is helping us create buildings that embrace the traditional beauty of brick through the utilisation of hygrothermally-tested brick slip soffit solutions that combine modern engineering and familiar aesthetics with safety and long-term performance.
13 April 2021
NEWS | IG Masonry Support Helps Pave The Way For Bricklayers Of The Future
At a time when the skills shortage in the construction sector continues to have a ripple effect across the industry, we have teamed with one of our clients and Hertford Regional College (HRC) in order to support the next generation of bricklayers.
9 March 2021
BLOG | Why Innovation is Critical to Ensuring the Integrity of Architecturally Inspired Facades
There is something of a brick renaissance happening at the moment. Architects have an increasing desire for timeless brick façades on their developments and with this developers and clients are seeing the value and quality of the finished project.
26 February 2021
BLOG | Engineers Week – Sebastian Kalinowski shares his advice for aspiring engineers
This week is Engineers Week and a great opportunity to celebrate the talented team of engineers at IG Masonry Support. Engineering Manager Sebastian Kalinowski explains what inspired him to become an engineer and reflects on one of his favourite projects to date – the Savoy Circus project which required a bespoke solution to achieve the intricate brick façade.
17 February 2021
NEWS | Getting To Know IG Masonry Support’s New Production Site
Here at IG Masonry Support we are committed to innovating the very best products and systems for current and future customers. In order for us to continue delivering the best time after time, it became apparent that we needed to expand our existing production facility to take on another site solely for brick fabrication.
15 January 2021
BLOG | Journey To Carbon Neutrality Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint
Sustainability is at the forefront of the minds of many construction businesses, most notably because of the key role it plays in tackling the worldwide climate change crisis. As the UK aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, companies across the nation will have to take matters into their own hands to make each and every corner of their business more sustainable.
15 January 2021
NEWS | IG’s Emanuele Scarabino Wins National KTP Award
Emanuele Scarabino, KTP associate with IG Masonry Support and Queens University Belfast was crowned winner of the ‘Engineering Excellence’ category at the National Knowledge Transfer Team (KTP) Awards, hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).
7 October 2020
BLOG | What Are The Benefits Of Offsite Manufactured Brick Slip Soffit Systems & Intricate Brick Features?
Offsite construction is widely recognised as a time and cost-effective, accurate and sustainable method of building. More than simply an alternative to traditional build processes, offsite manufacturing drives the construction industry towards quality and also fills a huge gap in the sector’s skills shortage.
7 October 2020
BLOG | Globally-Recognised Workplace Methodology Enables Greater Efficiencies
Innovation is key to IG Masonry Support’s continued success, as is the ongoing development of its production processes. The company’s commitment to new technology was the driving force behind the recent evolution of its manufacturing plant in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.
25 September 2020
BLOG | IG Masonry Support Makes Specifying Easier
Specifying products from IG Masonry Support has never been easier. The company has made a significant investment enabling architects and specifiers to access its full range of masonry support products within the National Building Specification’s centralized NBS BIM and NBS Plus libraries.
30 July 2019
NEWS | IG Masonry Support is Awarded NSAI Accreditation
We are delighted to announce IG Masonry Support has been awarded NSAI Accreditation for our steel structural products.
25 April 2019
NEWS | IG Masonry Support receives BBA Certification for its Brick On Soffit System (B.O.S.S.)
IG Masonry Support is delighted to have been awarded certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for its Brick On Soffit System (B.O.S.S.).
15 October 2018
BLOG | World Architecture Day – Kyle Alexander Explores The Stonebridge Park Project
As we continue to celebrate World Architecture Day, Kyle Alexander explains how the Stonebridge Park project gave him the opportunity to push the boundaries in design when developing the curved, stepped feature entrance to the Rotunda building.
3 October 2018
BLOG | World Architecture Day – Jonathan Lamb Explores The Coventry University Project
All this week in honour of World Architecture Day, we are celebrating our engineering team’s passion for creating beautiful architecture.
3 October 2018
BLOG | World Architecture Day – Harry Robinson Explores The Residence Project
To celebrate World Architecture Day, we asked some of our engineers to describe their favourite architectural project. Harry Robinson explains how a bespoke design was required to form his favourite architectural feature on the Residence project.
2 October 2018
BLOG | World Architecture Day – Paul Graham explores the Dawson Street Project
To celebrate World Architecture Day, we caught up with some of our IG Masonry Support engineering team to find out about their favourite architectural projects, the challenges they presented and the innovative solutions the team developed to achieve beautiful architectural features.
1 October 2018