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Resilient Housing Conference

30 Oct 2017 09:00

This one-day conference from The Concrete Centre and the MMA will provide technical expertise on concrete & masonry solutions.


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The Great Fire of London: a step change for concrete and masonry

03 Aug 2016

This autumn sees the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. After the 1666 fire the London Building Act of 1667 banned the use of timber framed houses in the City of London and stated that masonry be used as the structural material. There has been no great fire in London since the 1666 fire, due in significant part to the restrictions laid down in the London Building Act of 1667 and subsequent Acts. Read more


Resilient Housing Conference

07 Jun 2016

The MMA is partnering with The Concrete Centre to run this Resilient Housing Conference: Delivering low cost, low risk, long-life concrete and masonry housing.

An earlybird delegate rate of £99+VAT is currently available. Please use the discount code EBRESCONF16 when you are booking online.

Watch our REAP video

01 Jun 2016

A new video has been released to help explain more about REAPs and our commitment to consider the whole life cycle of materials and solutions to deliver long term environmental benefits and a sustainable built environment.

New brochure published

05 May 2016

Browse through a copy of our latest brochure 'Fabric for the Future - Whole life performance of masonry'.

MMA Go Live with New Website

18 Jan 2016

The new Modern Masonry Alliance website is here.
Welcome to the new Modern Masonry Alliance website.

Ecobuild 2016

14 Dec 2015

The High Performance Housing Stand at Ecobuild March 8-10 2016 will feature wall constructions, live build demonstrations and have technical experts available to explain how masonry can deliver sustainable housing that can meet and exceed building regulation requirements.

BRE Home Quality Mark

11 Dec 2015

HQM is the new voluntary scheme for homes developed in response to the phasing out of the code for sustainable homes. MMA provided input to the summer 2015 consultation acknowledging the credits in the scheme for robust, long lasting and low maintenance external finishes. MMA challenged the absence of any consideration of fire. 

DECC Committee Inquiry

07 Dec 2015

MMA submitted a response to the Energy and Climate Change Committee Inquiry titled “Home Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction” in October 2015 and highlighted the energy performance and contribution that masonry homes can make to reducing heating energy demands and future energy demand due to minimising overheating.  Full submission available on request.

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.

For further information contact us.