A new smartphone App that makes choosing the right cavity wall tie for any application both quick and easy has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2013 Build It industry awards.
Developed by structural fixing specialist, Ancon, the new App provides solutions for all standard masonry and thin-joint blockwork, steel frame and timber frame constructions, and cuts out much of the complicated calculation work normally required around product-specific issues, such as tie length, embedment depth and tie type to PD 6697.
Users of the App, which is available for both iPhone and Android handsets, answer a series of simple multiple-choice questions about wall construction, cavity width, building type and height, and are presented with the ideal wall tie, or ties, from Ancons full market-leading range. The solutions come with all the information needed to draft the final specification, from u-value calculation data to geographical restrictions and insulation clip type.
Ancons Laura Aston-Bowes said, We want to ensure that customers can access the information they need about our products quickly and easily, whether in the office or on the move. With smart phones and tablets growing in popularity, an App was an obvious choice. Being shortlisted in this latest Award category means that the industry clearly recognises the benefits this new App will bring to anyone involved in the sector, from architects to installers.
The new App is free to download from the App Store for all iPhone and iPad users, or from the Google Play Store for Android handsets and tablets.