MAX FRANK supplied Egcobox® FST steel-to-steel thermal breaks to new residential building.
The Egcobox® FST thermal break units for the steel-to-steel connections were installed between an internal steel structure and an external balcony. MAX FRANK provided bespoke units per connection; designed with a bending moment connection and consisting of a minimum of 2 bolts at the top and 2 bolts at the bottom. Units can also be designed with more bolts and therefore, depending on the geometry, can create a higher moment resistance. Connection for the balcony provides a bending moment capacity so MAX FRANK also designed a thermal break unit to install between two columns and a column connection to separate the basement from the first floor.
The individual Egcobox® FST units were supplied prefabricated, per connection – which is beneficial compared to a modular system were units require onsite assembly – therefore minimising the risk of incorrect installation onsite. MAX FRANK always supplies the Egcobox® FST units in stainless steel, as the conductivity value of this material is much lower and creates better thermal results – and doesn‘t corrode over time.