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Introduction Advanced Construction Systems (ACS) is a leading manufacturer of innovative products which have been developed in response to increasing demands for modern methods of construction. ACS manufacture a range of arch systems to suit most applications. The range consists of • Loose cut brick arch sets • FastArch • SolidArch • Bespoke solutions

FastArch FastArch is an innovative, lightweight system which has been developed by ACS and manufactured by a leading pre-cast supplier. FastArch has a number of key features • Strong and lightweight • Accurate and precise shape and size • Cost effective and labour saving • Competitive availability due to our large lintel stock holding FastArch is available in the following designs • Skewed flat arch (215mm & 290mm high, any length up to 3500mm) • Segmental arch • Semi circular arch • Bullseye arch FastArch lightweight lintels are manufactured exclusively for ACS and are far superior to other lightweight pre-fabricated arches on the market. FastArch lintels are constructed from a concrete exterior with an ultra-lightweight core. The unit is fully sealed and, unlike other availale systems, will not de-laminate. We do not use polyurethane lintels. In addition to the above ALL of our lintels are available with a faced front and soffit. ACS offer a free take-off service from your plans.

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Loose cut

CUT BRICK ARCH SET

Cut Brick Arch Sets

We offer a computer aided design (CAD) facility which is utilised to design the arches and then produce cutting drawings for our production department.

Available as skewed flat arches (in any height), bullseye arches, semi-circular arches and arches that incorporate a rise.

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solidarch

FAST ARCH

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A structural arch system for the support of the external masonry skin.

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SolidArch is available in flat and segmental formats, similar to FastArch.

A competitive solution frequently used in projects that require a large soffit reveal at the window head.

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FastArch FAST ARCH

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FastArch is the lightweight ‘non-structural’ arch solution from ACS. It is available as a Flat Skew (215mm or 290mm high) or Segmental with 75mm rise (215mm). FAST ARCH 55 10 55

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Stock Sizes

Flat Arches (215mm or 290mm)

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630mm 930mm 1360mm 2100mm

860mm 1135mm 1770mm 2260mm

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Segmental Arches

488mm 915mm 1200mm 1770mm 2260mm

630mm 860mm 930mm 1135mm 1360mm 1472mm 1800mm 2100mm

Semi Circular Arches 915mm

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A one piece unit manufactured exclusively for ACS by a leading pre-cast supplier. The arch ‘blank’ is faced with your choice of cut brick slips. A far superior system to the ‘Phenolic Foam’ version or ‘Block-backed’ systems on the market and is guaranteed to suffer no de-lamination. The rise detail is factory finished using a specially designed UPVC arch former. ACS FastArch offers substantial on-site labour savings and also offers consistent arch construction due to our high levels of quality control.

ACS FastArch requires the use of an additional steel lintel to support the system.

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bespoke arches BESPOKE DESIGNS

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ACS Bespoke Solutions • Bespoke structural arch solutions in both pre-cast concrete and pre-fabricated steel. • ACS has supplied many bespoke arches to high profile customers such as Stamford Homes, Ardmore Construction, Greswolde Construction & Keystone Lintels. • ACS provide bespoke arch solutions up to 10 metres in length, faced in many materials from bricks and blocks to natural stone. • We also offer free and impartial design advice and competitive rates for your project.

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For your free quotation please forward your drawings to a member of our sales team.

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Case Studies Greswolde Construction Solihull Music School

Architects Malcolm Payne Group detailed two suspended arches for a radical design feature on the new build Solihull Music School. ACS were approached by EH Smith (Stourbridge) to design a solution to enable the feature to be replicated. ACS, working with Whitehead Concrete, designed and manufactured the pre-cast lintels with Atlas Red brick slips bonded to the structures. The main contractor, Greswolde Construction installed the system using rollers with relative ease.

Cadeby Homes

Private Residence, Cropston, Leicester Cadeby Homes of Leicestershire constructed a substantial new build, to stay consistent with the local area. A 290mm high flat FastArch was specified that enabled the contractor to build very quickly and at a consistent high quality that met the demands of the customer.

Tame Construction

Private Residence, Middleton, Staffs Tame Construction constructed a large extension to a grade 2 listed residence in Middleton, Staffordshire. The planners insisted that all decorative brick arches must match that of the original elevations. ACS manufactured a structural arch system which supported the external masonry. The arch solutions were all supplied in one-piece units ensuring a consistent quality arch every time. The extension was an impressive undertaking which successfully recreated the original splendour of the ‘old’ section of the house. The whole arch project was designed and manufactured exclusively by ACS.

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Full Construction Cutting Service

FastCut The FastCut service enables brick specials to be manufactured specifically to meet your design requirements. The range includes ·

Cut and bond angles

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Tapered arch bricks

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Corbels

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Brick slips

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Bespoke cills and copings

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Keystones - Masonry

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Bat boxes

The technical team at ACS are pleased to help with any brick special query. Please contact ACS for more details.

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OTHER PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FROM ACS

Simple, effective chimney solutions

Following extensive market research and two years of development, ACS are able to offer the StackFast GRP chimney range that has many innovative design features. StackFast is a unique lightweight false chimney system that is finished in a genuine brick slip. This ensures that not only the weight is kept to a minimum, but your chimney will weather at the same rate as the main brick structure. ACS manufacture a wide range of standard sizes as well as more elaborate bespoke units.

Simple, effective cladding solutions

FastClad is an innovative brick slip cladding system that enables internal and external masonry to be assembled with speed and efficiency, without the need for specialist tradesmen. The flexibility of the system enables FastClad to be matched to your exact requirements. Using fascia materials from across the masonry industry, even the same type of mortar, FastClad can be used in a variety of situations including many bespoke applications.

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For further information contact:

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The information and technical details in this literature are provided in good faith and apply to uses described. Recommending for use should be verified as to the sustainability and compliance with actual requirements, specifications and any applicable laws and regulations. ACS is a trading division of EH Smith (Builders Merchant) Ltd.

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ACS FastArch Brochure 2010