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NEWS | Industry-first Passive House certification for Welded Masonry Support

28 June 2024

We are delighted to announce that our Welded Masonry Support (WMS) system has become a certified Passive House component and marked us as the first masonry support manufacturer to receive Passive House certification for a masonry support system. 

The globally recognised standard for the construction of low-energy buildings, Passive House homes offer ‘thermal bridge free’ construction and are characterised by high levels of comfort with very low energy consumption. To be certified by the Passive House Institute, products must be tested according to uniform criteria and proven to be of excellent quality regarding energy efficiency.

Following the testing and certification process, our WMS system achieved an impressive Class phA. This advanced component status is just one level below the highest possible standard. Compromising fixed brackets welded to a stainless steel angle support shelf, our WMS systems are designed and manufactured to engineers’ specifications on a project basis and the material content of the system is optimised to ensure the most economical solution is designed. Each system is supplied with fixings and Thermal A1 Fire-rated Shims to prevent any thermal transfer to the building.

Andy Neal, Managing Director of IG Masonry Support said: ‘We are thrilled our Welded Masonry Support has been awarded Passive House certification. Third-party certification for structural products has never been more important within the construction industry and Passive House certification is widely recognised as one of the most rigorous design and construction standards.”

The Passive House Institute evaluated the Welded Masonry Support system and it represented the successful construction of a certified passive house component that works with regard to the tested parameters. This third-party certification provides confidence and reassurance for architects and specifiers when using this system that it meets the Passive House standard.

Find out more about our Welded Masonry Support systems and other certifications that it holds.


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