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Product of the month: EBEA® Balcony Connector — the load-bearing thermal break that keeps the cold out

EBEA® Balcony Connector is a load-bearing insulated connection element for concrete structures that minimizes thermal bridges in cantilever balconies and other applications such as walls and slabs. Simple installation together with versatile features make EBEA® Balcony Connector a cost-efficient and practical solution for load-bearing structures with high requirements for minimizing thermal bridges.

A proper connection between the building and the balcony is essential for the stability of the structure, the energy efficiency of the building, and a healthy and comfortable living environment. The high demand for improving energy efficiency means that the right design decisions must be made already in the planning phase. The reduction of thermal bridges must be guaranteed, at the same time allowing practical implementation. Especially in cold countries, this can be a tough job for the designer.

However, with EBEA® Balcony Connector, these goals can be met, while keeping the structural integrity of the design.

A versatile system to meet your needs

By choosing EBEA® Balcony Connector, you can minimize heat losses and prevent visual and structural defects in concrete structures. The EBEA® system is very versatile with as many as 18 types to choose from. The wide range of models ensures you’ll find an optimal solution for transferring all transverse forces, horizontal forces, and moments reliably to the main slab.

The EBEA® system allows achieving a noise reduction of up to 21 dB thanks to special materials used, and it was tested for acoustic insulation at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Moreover, the EBEA® Balcony Connectors with stone wool and integrated silicate plates create a fire-resistant structure and a fire protection classification of up to REI 120.

Save energy and costs with EBEA®

The EBEA® Balcony Connector is cast together with the floor and balcony slabs, or it can be prefabricated with the precast balcony slab and attached to the cast-in-situ slab.

Simple installation together with versatile features make EBEA® Balcony Connector a cost-efficient and practical solution for load-bearing structures. The design of the product ensures that all the standards and regulations for energy efficiency can be easily met along with guaranteed load transfer and stability properties.

EBEA® comes as a full package delivery, including corner elements and spacers to make sure that the insulation is continuous through the whole design.

Design tools make your work easier

Peikko Designer® EBEA SELECT is a free web‑based tool that makes choosing the best model for your purposes even easier. EBEA SELECT makes design faster and safer, picks the optimal connectors in minutes, and simultaneously creates the Request for Quotation (RFQ).

As always, we also offer tailored solutions all the way from insulation materials to height and width. In the case that you are not building a cantilever balcony but need a thermal break on some other structure on your design – EBEA® Balcony Connector is still the right solution for you. Just give us a call and we’ll make it work!

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