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Brick Awards Success for IGMS

Brick Awards Success for IGMS


December 21, 2021    Siobhan Martin

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. The Awards, which took place on Wednesday 10th November 2021, celebrate the very best examples of clay in the UK’s built environment. A total of 14 projects shortlisted at […]

Christmas and New Year Office Closure 2021

Christmas and New Year Office Closure 2021


December 15, 2021    Siobhan Martin

    IG Masonry Support would like to thank customers for all their business and continued support throughout 2021. Our factory and offices close on Wednesday 22nd December 2021 and will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022. We hope everyone has a great Christmas and send best wishes for the new year from everyone within […]

On Track to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions

On Track to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions


December 2, 2021    Siobhan Martin

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. Following Science Based Targets methodology, the company aims to reach net-zero emissions to reduce the destructive impacts of climate change on human society and nature. Science-based targets […]

A Brand-new Guide to Brick Specials

A Brand-new Guide to Brick Specials


October 21, 2021    Siobhan Martin

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. Our automated brick cutting machine facilitates a fast turnaround for brick slip and shelf angle cuts, offering a cost effective alternative to purpose made specials. Part of the Keystone Group, we […]

IG Masonry Support Announces Another Year of Gold Sponsorship for Brick Awards

IG Masonry Support Announces Another Year of Gold Sponsorship for Brick Awards


October 4, 2021    Siobhan Martin

IG Masonry Support is pleased to announce the continuation of our long-standing sponsorship of the Brick Development Association Brick Awards. The Awards is one of the most prestigious design awards in the UK. It celebrates the very best examples of clay in the UK’s built environment and attracts a large number of exemplary projects from […]

Tall Building Design: Reaching New Heights

Tall Building Design: Reaching New Heights


August 2, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

  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 […]

IG Masonry Support Achieves Carbon Neutral Status

IG Masonry Support Achieves Carbon Neutral Status


June 7, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

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. 

Quality is Crucial to Long-Term Integrity of Brick-Built Properties

Quality is Crucial to Long-Term Integrity of Brick-Built Properties


April 13, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

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.

IG Masonry Support Helps Pave The Way For Bricklayers Of The Future

IG Masonry Support Helps Pave The Way For Bricklayers Of The Future


March 9, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

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.

Why Innovation is Critical to Ensuring the Integrity of Architecturally Inspired Facades

Why Innovation is Critical to Ensuring the Integrity of Architecturally Inspired Facades


February 26, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

Paul Graham has seen IG Masonry Support grow and evolve to changing industry needs, particularly the change in building regulations that restricted the usage of combustible materials in building products installed in the cavities of residential buildings over 18 metres.

Engineers Week – Sebastian Kalinowski shares his advice for aspiring engineers

Engineers Week – Sebastian Kalinowski shares his advice for aspiring engineers


February 17, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

Engineering Manager Sebastian Kalinowski explains what inspired him to become an engineer and reflects on one of his favourite projects

Getting To Know IG Masonry Support’s New Production Site

Getting To Know IG Masonry Support’s New Production Site


January 29, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

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.

Journey To Carbon Neutrality Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

Journey To Carbon Neutrality Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint


January 15, 2021    Caoimhe Fullen

Andy Neal, Managing Director of IG Masonry Support explains how the journey to achieving carbon neutrality is a marathon not a sprint.

Christmas 2020 and New Year Office Closure

Christmas 2020 and New Year Office Closure


December 1, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

    Thank you for your business and continued support throughout this challenging year. Our factory and offices close on Friday 18th December 2020 and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2021. Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for the New Year from the IG Masonry Support Team.

IG’s Emanuele Scarabino Wins National KTP Award

IG’s Emanuele Scarabino Wins National KTP Award


October 7, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

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).

What Are The Benefits Of Offsite Manufactured Brick Slip Soffit Systems & Intricate Brick Features?

What Are The Benefits Of Offsite Manufactured Brick Slip Soffit Systems & Intricate Brick Features?


October 7, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

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.

Globally-Recognised Workplace Methodology Enables Greater Efficiencies

Globally-Recognised Workplace Methodology Enables Greater Efficiencies


September 25, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

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.

IG’s KTP Associate Emanuele Scarabino shortlisted for Engineering Excellence Award at the KTP Awards

IG’s KTP Associate Emanuele Scarabino shortlisted for Engineering Excellence Award at the KTP Awards


September 7, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

  Emanuele Scarabino KTP Associate at IG Masonry Support has been announced as a finalist in the Engineering Excellence category at the KTP Awards. The KTP initiative in partnership with Queens University Belfast has saw Emanuele develop a ground- breaking design of a calculation suite for designing masonry support systems helping IG Masonry Support to […]

Continuing to Upscale Operations Responsibly

Continuing to Upscale Operations Responsibly


May 5, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

  Following the implementation of strict social distancing measures throughout our operations in response to the COVID-19 lockdown, IG Masonry Support is continuing to upscale our operational capability responsibly. We are closely monitoring market demand and responding with the on-boarding of more production and logistics personnel to ensure that our business is best placed to […]

Introducing…B.O.S.S.+ by IG Masonry Support

Introducing…B.O.S.S.+ by IG Masonry Support


January 3, 2020    Caoimhe Fullen

    IG Masonry Support is proud to launch the new innovative B.O.S.S.+ system. This BBA approved brick slip soffit system incorporates a robust mechanical fix. Passionate about innovation, IG is excited to be first to market in the UK with a mechanically fixed brick slip soffit system designed to be fitted to a masonry […]

IG Masonry Support Announces Gold Sponsorship Of The Prestigious Brick Awards

IG Masonry Support Announces Gold Sponsorship Of The Prestigious Brick Awards


August 13, 2019    Caoimhe Fullen

IG Masonry Support is delighted to be once again sponsoring the Brick Awards. Now in its 43rd year, it is one of the most prestigious design awards in the UK. Celebrating a broad range of bold, unique and inspiring architectural works the annual Brick Awards showcases the very best examples of clay in the UK’s […]

IG Masonry Support Makes Specifying Easier

IG Masonry Support Makes Specifying Easier


July 30, 2019    Caoimhe Fullen

  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. Dedicated to delivering intelligent engineering with offsite craftsmanship, IG Masonry Support are […]

IG Masonry Support is Awarded NSAI Accreditation

IG Masonry Support is Awarded NSAI Accreditation


April 25, 2019    Caoimhe Fullen

We are delighted to announce IG Masonry Support has been awarded NSAI Accreditation for our steel structural products. Every product manufactured by IG Masonry Support is done so following strict quality control procedures to ensure we are providing our customers with products that meet the highest possible quality standards. This rigorous quality control system has […]

Claire Brave’s the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support

Claire Brave’s the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support


November 23, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

Congratulations to Claire Heyhoe-Russ, Project Administrator at IG Masonry Support who recently took on the ‘Brave the Shave’ Challenge shaving her head to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Claire explains why she decided to take part in the challenge and raise funds to help people affected by cancer. “I decided to take part in […]

IG Masonry Support Proud Sponsor of the Brick Awards 2018

IG Masonry Support Proud Sponsor of the Brick Awards 2018


October 17, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

IG Masonry Support is delighted to be once again sponsoring the Brick Awards – one of the most prestigious design awards in the UK. The annual Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. 2018 has seen a new record for entries to the Brick Awards, welcoming over 330 submissions […]

IG Masonry Support receives BBA Certification for its Brick On Soffit System (B.O.S.S.)

IG Masonry Support receives BBA Certification for its Brick On Soffit System (B.O.S.S.)


October 15, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

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.). The B.O.S.S. range is an innovative masonry support system which makes achieving deep brick soffits and intricate brick patterns around window heads and openings quicker, easier and much more cost effective. […]

World Architecture Day – Kyle Alexander Explains The Stonebridge Park Project

World Architecture Day – Kyle Alexander Explains The Stonebridge Park Project


October 3, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

  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. The Stonebridge Park Project is  £16.6 million development which created an entirely new neighbourhood, producing 117 new homes […]

World Architecture Day- Jonathan Lamb explains The Coventry University Project

World Architecture Day- Jonathan Lamb explains The Coventry University Project


October 3, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

  All this week in honour of World Architecture Day, we are celebrating our engineering team’s passion for creating beautiful architecture. Jonathan Lamb explains how the IG team used an existing product in a completely new way to meet the architects requirements, creating these impressive brick clad fins on the new Science and Health Building […]

World Architecture Day- Harry Robinson Explains The Residence Project

World Architecture Day- Harry Robinson Explains The Residence Project


October 2, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

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 – the impressive double arch at the entrance to the building. The Residence is a luxury residential development situated […]

World Architecture Day- Paul Graham Explains The Dawson St Project

World Architecture Day- Paul Graham Explains The Dawson St Project


October 1, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

  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. Paul Graham explains the challenges of working on the Dawson Street development, which […]