Recessed openings and deep reveals have become increasingly popular design features, creating depth within an elevation and giving additional visual flair to a facade. These areas have been perceived as difficult to treat – until now.
Precast concrete panels with bricks cast-in are often used as a cladding material, especially in areas that can be perceived as difficult or complex to treat. Features may range from the more traditional flat gauged arch to a contemporary stretcher bond lintel, or deep brickwork returned soffits which give extra depth to an opening.
FP McCann’s brick support solutions provide structural reassurance that meets the required aesthetics, yet gives the impression of unsupported brickwork, whether it’s a bearing lintel or a supported soffit.
Precast concrete brick-faced lintels provide an excellent robust masonry support solution around door and window openings, whilst maintaining the effect of brick bonding throughout the facade.
Most brick and masonry types, bond patterns and styles can be catered for.
- Brick-faced lintels are structural bearing units that add stability to the masonry around an opening.
- Using a brickwork support angle, brick-faced soffits/underslung units can be supplied in small component lengths, giving the appearance of a continuous span over an opening.
- Components can be pointed on-site to ensure mortar colour consistency with the surrounding brickwork.
- Designed and manufactured off-site ensures consistent quality and lower construction costs.
- Units can be manufactured to suit different brick dims and bond patterns.
- Brick-faced lintels do not interrupt the brickwork aesthetics.