IG Masonry Support is pleased to announce that its Brick Slip Masonry Support system has been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Commercial Innovation of the Year’ at the Construction News Awards 2015. The Construction News Awards have become the most prestigious and coveted in the sector.

IG Masonry Support Systems focuses on creating products that solve common problems onsite and enhance long term building performance. IG’s design team identified the need for an easy-to-install system for suspending brick from the underside of masonry support, producing precision finished brick soffit details.

IG’s revolutionary Brick Slip Masonry Support systems are prefabricated units manufactured offsite and delivered complete with bricks bonded to them. Extensive R&D produced a system with minimum components and maximum adjustability; providing simple onsite installation and offering up to a 90% reduction of on-site labour and a 70% weight saving against an equivalent concrete product, negating the need for mechanical handling for openings up to 2.1m.

Owen Coyle, IG Masonry Support Systems General Manager, said of the achievement:
“Our Brick Slip Masonry Support System offers a simple and practical solution to what has historically been a problematic area for installers and designers. IG’s extensive experience in structural products combined with our eagerness to push the boundaries of new designs and service for the customer has resulted in a truly unique product. We are thrilled to be recognised for this commitment to innovation and service within the industry.”

The Construction News Awards will take place on 30th June 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Winners will be announced live on the night and we wish all finalists the best of luck.