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27 Jul 2017
Ibstock has invested £54 million into a new factory. This will increase production from 780 - 880 million bricks a year from the 3rd quarter of 2017. This increase is enough to build 15,000 detached homes and garages.
13 Jul 2017
Forticrete has invested nearly £8 million to expand capacity at its Leighton Buzzard factory, increasing the volume and quality of concrete roofing materials for the growing UK housebuilding sector.
06 Jul 2017
There is cross party consensus that more houses are needed. As explained in the Modern Masonry Alliance housing whitepaper response, there has been and continues to be investment to increase supply of blocks to deliver more houses.
15 Jun 2017
At this time, the priority is caring for those directly affected by this tragic incident and the staff and members of the MMA send their condolences to residents, their families and gratitude to the emergency services.
02 May 2017
In response to the Housing White Paper, MMA has responded to the consultation calling for more homes and long-lasting homes. Read the full response from the MMA to the Housing White Paper
28 Mar 2017
Modern Masonry Alliance responds to the housing white paper published by Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London). Read more of MMA’s response in this Construction News article here.
10 Mar 2017
The High Performance Housing stand in the Concrete and Masonry Pavilion was a great success, with lots of visitors throughout the exhibition.
08 Mar 2017
The masonry sector has published the first progress report of the resource efficiency action plan (REAP) initiative, that was undertaken with WRAP.
18 Oct 2016
The future looks bright for masonry construction and this is borne out by Tarmac’s Building Products division announcement to increase its Durox aerated block manufacturing capacity.
14 Sep 2016
Production has started at a new concrete block factory to deliver more efficient output, at a better cost. The project initiated by Thomas Armstrong will replace the company’s facilities at the site in Garforth.
Notes to Editors
The Modern Masonry Alliance is a body that seeks to ensure developers and designers, customers and occupants understand the benefits of masonry solutions. It provides guidance on design of masonry and furnishes government and influencing organisations with the evidence of how masonry can contribute to a sustainable built environment. Founding association funders of MMA are Aircrete Product Association, Brick Development Association, Concrete Block Association and Mortar Industry Alliance.
The Modern Masonry Alliance is affiliated to British Precast, the trade association for precast concrete manufacturers and members of the supply chain.
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