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Attika anchor

The parapet anchor is a supporting or retaining attachment for façade cladding elements if these clearly protrude above the uppermost floor of the building. Attika comes from the Greek and refers to an architectural element which, especially in antiquity and in later epochs, shows clearly visible inscriptions, status symbols, figures and decorative elements on representative buildings.
Today, the attic cladding is an important protection of the roof finish on flat roofs, where special demands are made on the fastening. Here, for example, attika brick fixing base available there which would allow direct fixing with air-layer wire anchors to the rear masonry or concrete. This is particularly the case with flat roofs, where the construction method is most commonly used and where the ceiling slab is mounted in a sliding manner. If the masonry facade is fixed in this concrete, it would break or crack due to the thermal movement.

Therefore, one fastens in the supporting concrete underneath (ring beam) and must secure the protruding masonry wall with a rigid rail construction and wall connection anchors.
MODERSOHN supplies these attika facing anchors most frequently for dowelling to concrete. The masonry connection anchors are continuously suspended in the mounting channel with the hammer head according to the position of the horizontal joints in the facing brickwork.