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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 […]

Introducing the Innovative Keyfix Non-Combustible Cavity Tray range

Introducing the Innovative Keyfix Non-Combustible Cavity Tray range


May 22, 2020    Adam Curry

The new Keyfix NC range of Non-Combustible Stainless Steel Cavity Trays provides an innovative solution which is fully complaint with the requirements of Document B in regards to fire safety in the external cavities of buildings over 18m high with a steel frame inner leaf. Designers and contractors alike are faced with the challenge of […]

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 […]

Meet the Architects behind the Oriana Project

Meet the Architects behind the Oriana Project


August 1, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

Scott Denham from IG Masonry Support met with Design Director James Gott and Associate Director Artur Zontek of ESA Architects, the men behind the Oriana project. ESA Architecture is over 100 years old and was acquired by Capita in 2012. ESA is one of the UK’s leading architectural practices with over 90 staff and offices […]

International Women in Engineering Day – Caterina Chiofalo

International Women in Engineering Day – Caterina Chiofalo


June 22, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

To mark International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June, Caterina Chiofalo, Technical Detailer at IG Masonry Support provides an interesting insight into the world of engineering. She shares how she developed a career in engineering to get hands-on experience in the construction industry after graduating as an architect. She also explains how she gets […]

International Women in Engineering Day – Sisi Liu

International Women in Engineering Day – Sisi Liu


June 22, 2018    Caoimhe Fullen

  International Women in Engineering Day is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and celebrate the outstanding achievements of women engineers throughout the world. Sisi Liu, Senior Project Engineer at IG Masonry Support provides an insight into the day to day activities of an engineer and encourages young women to […]

IG Masonry Support Awarded Two-Hour Fire Certificate

IG Masonry Support Awarded Two-Hour Fire Certificate


April 24, 2018    Caoimhe Burke

IG Masonry Support achieves another first, with the industry’s first brick slip steel lintel achieving a two hour fire certificate. Having undergone fire resistance testing utilising BS EN 1363-1: 2012, we are delighted to announce that IG Masonry Support’s Brick Slip Lintels have achieved a two hour fire performance certificate. Fire testing generally falls into […]

IG Masonry Support: The Original B.O.S.S.

IG Masonry Support: The Original B.O.S.S.


March 6, 2018    Caoimhe Burke

IG’s Brick On Soffit System creates spectacular brick soffits, offering no limits to design creativity. IG Masonry Support created the original lightweight stainless steel Brick On Soffit System that is generating a step change in the use of brick. This revolutionary system is now the efficient way to achieve deep brick soffits and intricate bond […]

IG Masonry Support Projects Scoop Top Prizes at 2017 Brick Awards

IG Masonry Support Projects Scoop Top Prizes at 2017 Brick Awards


November 16, 2017    Caoimhe Burke

The Brick Awards took place on Thursday 9th November in The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London – and IG Masonry Support Projects were the big winners of the night. With Awards open to architects, house builders, brick contractors, manufacturers and developers, an IG Masonry Support project won Best Large Housing Development and the prestigious Supreme […]