Ancon AMR is used to improve the structural performance of masonry walls by providing additional resistance to lateral loads e.g. wind. It can also be used to reduce the risk of cracking either at stress concentrations around openings or as a result of movement.
Available in various standard configurations, the Ancon AMR suits a wide range of structural load conditions and wall widths.
The longitudinal wires have a minimum characteristic yield strength of 500MPa.
3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0mm (equivalent wire diameter after flattening)
60, 100, 150, 175mm
For use in wall widths from 100mm to 215mm
Applications & Product Width
|Brick/Block Thickness||AMR Width|
|100mm - 125mm||60mm|
|140mm - 150mm||100mm|
|190mm - 200mm||150mm|
Austenitic stainless steel (ref. S)
Galvanised steel (ref. G)
Stainless steel provides the user with the greatest corrosion resistance and life-cycle costing benefits, and is suitable for use in any application. Galvanised steel is not suitable for use in the external leaf of a cavity wall.
Ancon AMR is manufactured in standard lengths of 2700mm.
Each length of AMR is marked with a product reference.
Product Code / Material Code / Wire (mm) / Width (mm)
AMR/Stainless Steel/3.0mm Wire Diameter (after flattening)/60mm Width
Prefabricated corner units can be manufactured to provide true continuity of reinforcement. Alternatively, Ancon AMR can be cut and bent on site.
|Now available: Ancon AMR-X Masonry Reinforcement. Shaped cross-wires ensure the longitudinal wires are located in the centre of a bed joint and are completely surrounded by mortar. Contact Ancon for more information.|
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.